Friday, December 13, 2013

A Scrabble Merry Christmas Craft

Any Scrabble fans on your gift list?



I spend a lot of time searching Google Images hoping to find awesome craft tutorials to feature on Fun Family Crafts.  Recently, I was searching for religious Christmas crafts and came across an image of a beautiful unfinished laser-cut cross.  I knew right away that it wasn't a tutorial, but I followed the link anyway.  


I was thinking about how I would paint or decorate it, when I was struck with an idea.  As you know, I am obsessed with Scrabble.  I could use Scrabble tiles to make a cross like this!  I gathered my supplies: Scrabble tiles spelling MERRY CHRISTMAS (minus one R), sturdy chipboard, strong double-sided tape, ribbon or cording.

The first thing I did was to line up the word CHRISTMAS and cut a strip of chipboard just a hair shorter and narrower than the word.

 
I did the same for MERRY, borrowing the shared R from CHRISTMAS.

 
I covered the two pieces of cardstock with double-sided tape.

 
I peeled back the liner and started applying the letters.  It bothered me a bit that the M was printed so far to the left.  I checked through all my M's and they're all like that.  Interesting!

 
Next, I peeled off the liner on the MERRY strip of cardstock, applied the M and E, then stuck it to the CHRISTMAS piece.



I attached the final two letters, then added gold cording on the back.  Here's my completed cross:



I love how it turned out!  I'm going to be bummed when it's time to take it down after Christmas.

5 comments:

  1. Cute! Love Scrabble tile art!! Very clever!! :)

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  2. Love love love love this!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Another wonderful craft, Cindy. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love how the scrabble words turned out!!!

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