Monday, May 4, 2015

DIY Wall Scrabble Tiles

I found scrabble tile stencils at Joann Fabrics for about $4, which made this craft super easy!! The stencils were 6 x 6 inches so I bought a 6 in x 8 ft board at home depot. I asked them to cut the board into 6 x 6 inch pieces, which they did for free!! They didn't cut all of the pieces exactly, but it was close enough. 

Then I went home with my stencils and taped them to the wall. It helped me determine the words and spacing that I wanted to use. 

I then sanded the wooden tiles just a bit. They don't need to be perfect, I just wanted them to look nice. Next, I stained the wood squares with Minwax Golden Pecan. Then I used the scrabble tile stencils with some black acrylic paint. I thought about painting a protective coat on the tiles, but I was feeling lazy. 

Last step...hanging the tiles.  I thought about using command strips, but I wanted something cheaper. So I drilled a small hole into the back of each tile (1 inch from the top). Don't forget to use your tape measure and level!! 

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