DIY Oversized Scrabble Tiles
One of the things we loved in Lexi's Room was the handmade oversized Scrabble tiles spelling out "P-L-A-Y." Her clever mum Lindsey spells out how to do it (get it? "spells out," love a good pun, we do).
I decided to take this little project to our local Wood Supply store and have them size down and cut the wood for me.
You need to purchase one piece of 1 x 8 inch Pine Wood board (approx 2.5 x 20 cm). Ask the kind staff if they can cut it into 7.25 x 7.25 inch squares (approx 18.5 x 18.5 cm).
If you can, go with them to check out the board and make sure to get one with as few knots as possible or ask them to try to avoid using knots for your squares. They should give you the remainder of your board as scraps.
You will also need some sandpaper, a stanley knife, painter's tape, and black paint pen.
Sand the edges of your blocks to give them a soft round edge. Don't focus on making them all even. The inconsistency will add character.
Print out the stencils that are available for download here, then use painters tape to align them on the board. Click on the image, Right Click and Save Image As to your Desktop and print.
Use your craft knife and trace the letter as you see it on your stencil. Handy tip - for P and A, do the centre of the openings first.
Use a black paint pen to colour in the letters and numbers. Be careful to watch where you 'paint' because the paint will bleed out on certain directions of wood, but the line you engrave with the craft knife will help tons on making a barrier so the paint won't bleed out.
I also got my husband to put together a a shelf for me which made for a nice little 'scrabble tile rack' look.
For more from Lindsey visit her at pillowthought.com.
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