Sunday, August 7, 2011

Scrabble Tiles

A sweet friend recently asked me about making 'scrabble tiles' with their family names.  It took several tries to get them just like I wanted them to, but I think it's a success.  The wood was a 4 x 4 post sliced into about a million 5/8 inch thick pieces.  I sanded them smooth but after sealing with a water based sealer, the grain opened up and was roughed up again. I re-sanded and then used an oil based sealer and that was just what was needed.  They really soaked up the sealer - ( probably because of the end grain) but the grain sure looks pretty.  I cut the letters and the tiny numbers out of card stock with my silhouette and glued them down using a little Mod Podge and then coated them with another couple of coats of sealer. 

This is just spread out on the driveway.  I can't wait to see them on the wall.  The tutorial for these were found at   I am not very good at following directions :} so I probably could have saved myself some time if I had read them again when I got ready to actually start these.


  1. Hey, these are cool. I didn't see them on Remodelaholic. What a fun project.

  2. This is such a clever idea! I bet they look great on the wall.
    Denise, thank you so much for dropping by and for your sweet encouraging words. I so appreciate it!

  3. So glad to hear you live in OKC! It's always nice to "meet" fellow Okies!