Thursday, December 20, 2012

Scrabble Board Present

Every year we draw names in November and exchange presents on Christmas Eve. These presents are usually homemade or personalized. We call this Gift From the Heart. This year, don't tell her, I got my grandma. She loves Scrabble. I saw something similar to this online somewhere and knew I could do something like this for my Grandma this year. I spelled out all 12 grandkids names in Scrabble letters. We were a few letters short but I thought I could figure out some good ways to connect names and such. I ended up having to add the word "love" (yes, I know "av" isn't a word, this is the only way it would work!) to get everyone to fit. And...if you look closely I made another "J" and "H" tile on the blank tiles with a sharpie. I'm sure you can buy some additional Scrabble tiles online but I figured why not just try. Using Tacky Glue, I very carefully glued on the tiles, making sure they were straight and aligned. What do you think? Be nice, this took me a couple of hard hours to do!
I also added "Grandma" to the top where the WGC logo is but forgot to take a picture!

8 comments :

Amee Eastman said...

I think this is such a creative gift and a special gift. I know your Grandma is going to love it!!!!
Merry Christmas to y'all!

Smallgood said...

That's adorable. I'm going to have to pin that for a holiday gift as the family grows. I love word games. It was resourceful of you to use the blank tiles too.

Jordan McCollum said...

I wish my gift for her was this cool!

Jordan McCollum said...

BTW, whose name gets the most points as played on the board?

Tracy said...

This is such a sweet gift. I am so sure your grandmother will cherish this.

Maranda said...

I love this so much!! My mom LOVES Scrabble, I think I know what I'm doing for her next year. Or maybe her birthday! Seriously, I'm so excited! I love getting ideas from you gals.

Wendy said...

I want to make something like this permanent, like affixed to a table or hanging on the wall. So my totem pick it apart. How would I do that

Jordan McCollum said...

How permanent? Keep in mind that Scrabble boards are covered with paper (the printed board) so nothing is going to be super permanent. If you're hanging it on a wall, Tacky Glue like my sister used here should be fine, especially if you frame it with glass/plexi over top. (Tacky Glue is water soluble, but if you get it wet, it's kind of ruined anyway.)

If you want it on a table like a coffee table, you could put it under the glass/plexi or you could try coating it in resin. That will be your sturdiest solution, though I'm not 100% sure how well it'll work with the paper on the Scrabble board.

HTH!

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