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Scrabble Wall Art

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Give your walls a triple letter score with this Scrabble Wall Art.  Great for living rooms, nurseries, and bedrooms, this creative home decorating idea is sure to give your room a smart new look. Your Scrabble piece can be themed, like with kitchen words or words about creativity, or can be the names of people in your family.  Let your creativity run wild with this fun and nerdy project!

scrabble wall art

Materials:

  • Enough wood rectangles to spell whatever words you’d like.  For this piece, you’ll need 22 rectangles (I bought Lara’s Crafts Unfinished Wood Rectangles)
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Letter stencils (or a very steady hand!)
  • Felt
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Hooks/Nails/Hammer

 

Instructions:

  1. After you’ve decided what words you want to create in your Scrabble art piece, stencil the letters on your wood rectangles.  You can buy letter stencils at the store or make your own by cutting out letters and tracing them on your rectangles.  If you have a steady hand, try drawing it on yourself.  Use a pencil before filling in the letters with paint.  Let dry for at least 24 hours.
     
  2. Once your rectangles are dry, lay them out in the arrangement you want.  Turn them all over so the painted side is face down (you’re now looking at the backside of the arrangement).
     
  3. Cut your felt strips about 4 inches wide and 3-4 inches long.  Use your glue gun to place one strip of glue on one rectangle and another on the rectangle right next to, above, or below it and then place a felt strip down so it reaches both glue strips and holds the two rectangles together.  Repeat until every rectangle is joined to all the rectangles surrounding it. 

    scrabble wall art

     
  4. As for hanging it, I found the easiest way to go about it was to hammer small nails between the rectangles, through the felt stripping.  Look for nails with a small head and hammer them between the weak areas of the piece.  See below (the green circles are where I hammered nails to attach the piece to the wall).

    scrabble wall art

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