101 Days of Christmas: Personalized Scrabble Ornaments

scrabble ornaments

When I came across these DIY scrabble ornaments, I knew right away that I’d be making them this year!

You see, every year we give our girls a special ornament to add to their collection. These are packed away in individual tins after Christmas so that they have their very own ornaments to put on the tree each year, and one day when they grow up and leave our home to make their own, they’ll have a nice starter set of ornaments to take with them.

I’ve been searching for ornaments with their middle names since our third daughter was born, and I will often find a set that includes 2 or 3 of them {Joy, Grace, Faith and Hope}, but I’ve never been able to find a set of matching ornaments with all four. Not only¬† are these scrabble ornaments adorable, but I was finally able to make them a matching set with their middle names — yay!

I also made several for other people, but I’ve had someone discover their gift through a blog post before, so I’m not risking it this time!

scrabble ornaments

Supplies:

  • wooden Scrabble trays and tiles
    **I purchased this Scrabble Me set and was able to make 8 ornaments
  • ribbon, cut into 5-6″ lengths
  • pencil
  • miter or hand saw
  • drill with 3/32nd bit
  • white glue
  • paintbrush

Directions:

To start, decide on the words/names you’ll be making. Lay these out on your wooden trays, pairing the words to make the most of the trays. Line the letters up to the outside edges and mark the tray on the inside edge of each word with a pencil.

Remove the letters and cut the trays with a miter saw. Then, drill a hole in the top of each tray (we my husband used a 3/32nd drill bit).

Use a paintbrush to smooth a thin layer of white glue on the inside of the tray and then firmly press the letters onto the tray, squeezing them together on the sides as well.

Once dry, add a tiny bit of glue to the hole on the back and use an open paperclip to help you push the ends of your ribbon in.

Let dry completely before hanging.

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Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way as well as a wife and homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.
  • Penelope

    Do you have a pic of these hanging on the tree?