Here is a fun and easy Father’s Day Craft that was inspired by a magazine photo using Scrabble letters. It is so easy and can be modified for so many occasions….
First you get a frame….any frame you like will do. The only stipulation is, if the frame has matting, the letters you use have to fit inside the mat opening. The thing is, you don’t have to use matting or glass. If you want glass you will have to have a double mat or enough depth for the letters to fit.
I have a couple frames from Target I’m using. Here is the plain white frame and the next photo shows the dimensions of the frame and mat.
Next you just need some scrabble letters. You can keep an eye out for garage sale scrabble games, buy a new game or purchase them on ebay. One other option is to buy replacement tiles from Hasbro. They sell 100 tiles and four racks for $6.50. If you are thinking about doing this for a business on etsy, they are a great supply source.
Next, decide what you want your message to say…and pick out your tiles.
For an extra guide use a T square ruler or something straight to help line up your expression. Start with the longest line first. Here I am using part of the scrabble game as a guide.
Next I put a piece of tape over the tiles to hold them in a row, this is a little tricky…
Next, tape the other row so they are hooked together.
Next lay it on top of the area you are going to glue it to and line it up…I eyeball it…but you can measure if you’d feel more comfortable. Then find something with a square edge, I used a paint sample.
While holding your expression down, place the paint sample in the corner (this is where having another set of hands is helpful.) use painters tape to hold that paint sample in place…it will be your lineup guide later… now lift up your expression…time to add the glue.
(If you are doing larger expressions you will probably want to use more paint samples in a different parts so you have extra line up guides.)
Now lift the expression leaving paint sample in place and apply glue to the back of the tiles…
Place glue applied expression back on mat using the existing taped down paint sample as your guide. Press it up in the corner. (I hope this makes sense)
Now peel off the tape and you are done…
I added an x too…..
Just a name looks really cute….
This is another fun and easy gift! Hope you try these scrabble ideas!
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