Here’s a Valentine’s Day project that is not only pretty, but it’s quick and easy. And bonus, it uses up some of that scrap wood you have laying around too! Now that’s a project that I like: quick, easy, and pretty.
How to make LOVE Scrabble Pieces
I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine’s Day. I’ve made a pretty paper wreath, a cute little centerpiece, and a really lovely banner, and that’s about it.
But these letters are kinda cute, don’t you think? C’mon, I’ll show you how I made my large LOVE letter scrabble tiles.
How to make LOVE scrabble pieces
Supplies I used (this list contains affiliate links):
- scrap wood (I had some 1 x6’s)
- saw (I used my miter saw)
- orbital sander
- letter stencils (I made mine with my Silhouette Cameo & ConTact® paper
- black craft paint
First, I cut my wood. My scraps were 1 x 6’s (which actually mean that they are 5-1/2″ wide – not 6″wide), so I had to cut them to (4) 5-1/2″ lengths to give me four square pieces.
The edges were rough, so I went over them with my orbital sander. You could also just use a sanding block or sponge.
Next, I created the stencil design in Silhouette Studio®. Don’t worry if you don’t have one of these awesome electronic cutting machines. It’s not hard to make stencils of these four letters using your printer and a word processing program. Just print out the letters in the size you want, then cut out the letters with scissors. Use the paper stencil as a pattern to trace the shape onto the Con-Tact paper. Then cut the letters out of the Con-Tact paper.
Once the stencils are made, it’s time to apply them to the blocks (tiles).
Make sure the stencil is well-adhered around the edges of the letter to prevent the paint from seeping underneath.
I chose not to stain the wood.
Maybe I’ll stain them next year for a different look ; )
So what do you think? Will you make a set of LOVE Letter scrabble pieces? Let me know if you do, I’d love to see them! I’d also love to hear of any projects that’s you’ve made with wood scraps. Please let me know in the comment section below!
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These are so cute.
I LOVE your scrabble letters Jeanie. I love the game of scrabble. We use to play a lot (a group of friends) but now we play cards, so I play Words with Friends on my phone.
I made some simple scrabble tile projects here: http://www.myrepurposedlife.com/simple-scrabble-valentine/
I think they would look great stained.
Love! And good instructions. Thanks for sharing
These are adorable! What a great tutorial! I could make words for all occasions!
Did you spray paint or use acrylic paint with a sponge brush? Turned out great!
Oliver Sander says
Just love the scrabble letters. Awesome works! Would try this in the future. Thanks for sharing your ideas. I’m glad and it inspires me.
What a fun and unusual idea. And a very good and easy to follow guide. 😉
These are cute! What font did you use for the letters?
These are great! very versatile, too. I was looking for a nice gift for a newborn- these would be great spelling out his name (Leon is short enough 😉 and maybe add color or doodles.
Thank you for sharing! (I pinned it 😉
Maria Dyson says
Love your idea! Can’t wait to try them on my own. Just a question, what type of brush would you suggest using to apply the black craft paint? Sponge? Thank you!
Jeanie Emmert says
Thanks! I think I used a bristle brush but I’m sure a sponge brush would work too.
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