July 30, 2011

Embellished Scrabble Pendants: Another 5 x 5 Craft

Sorry about the delay in this post . . . I realize my imaginary 'Scrabble Week' ended a week ago (I'm sure all of you have been waiting for the conclusion with bated breath). I got a bad virus and so I've been out of commission. So, here's the finale . . .

When just a Scrabble tile isn't enough, here are some examples of how I "gussied" them up to make them special.

I glued this miniature bird to the top of the tile with E-6000 and glued the bail slightly to the side to give the bird some room. You could also use a pinch bail on a corner, making it hang on the diagonal. I got the bird at Hobby Lobby in the miniatures section; it was in a set of 12, all for $2.50! Can't beat that! They all have flat bottoms because they are meant to be glued to a dollhouse anyway.

Next, you can make your Scrabble tile more interesting by adding a dangly charm to the bottom. Simply make a hole towards the bottom of the tile (I used a paper piercer and some pressure: that's all you need since the wood is so soft).

If your charm doesn't have a jump ring already, add one.

Simply pull the jump ring through the hole and close the ring with small pliers. There you go! A nice personalized tile.

Finally, resin flowers. Be sure you use EXTRA small flowers so they can be glued to the tile without blocking the letter. Use E-6000 to adhere these cute flowers. (I purchased these from EverLuxe and Pretty Lovelies on Etsy)

I just recently got some flexible cane decorations that would be super cute on a Scrabble tile. I can't show you since I made some for some friends and I don't want to spoil it. Here's the listing for a sneak peek. Simply slice with an X-acto knife and glue to your heart's content. There are hundreds of varieties of this cane clay on Etsy and they are very affordable.


Erin said...

cute! Thanks for including a variety of ideas as well.May I ask what you meant by making a hole with a paper piercer?

BiblioBags said...

Erin--a paper piercer is a tool used by scrapbookers and paper crafters. It's a super sharp pointed tool to "pierce" paper. Scrabble tile wood is so soft it can be "pierced" as well. Here's an example of one: http://www.amazon.com/Making-Memories-Deluxe-Paper-Piercer/dp/B000MAPKWG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312565628&sr=8-1

Erin said...

oh I see, thank you!