Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Scrabble lovers unite!

We are scrabble lovers in this house! It gets pretty competitive and our games have been known to last three or four hours!

What better way to celebrate our love for scrabble and keep things not-so-stuffy around here than to make some wall art.

I found these old cabinet doors while shopping this weekend. They are perfect squares and are sealed and smooth! Best of all, they are big, 14"X14". I grabbed 5 to play with.

My first thought was to paint the letters on but that is sooooo time consuming! I wondered through Home Depot looking for other options. Then I ran across contact paper. It is used to line shelves with. It is my new favorite tool!

There are a couple of awesome things about contact paper:
1. you can draw right on it with a pencil and erase if you have to.
2. There is a grid on the back for keeping things straight
3. It is not permanent. Once you place it down, you can pick it up and move it if you have to!
4. It comes with 25 sq.ft!

I drew the letters on, cut them out, put them on and voila! A SCRABBLE tile!

M looked a little lonely so I made her some friends. (I know the heart tile does not really exist, but if it did, it would be worth the most!)

Future location TBD..... crafting backwards, again :) stay tuned

Let me know if you try it!
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  1. This brought back memories of contact paper. Sixty years ago I used it to line the shelves of our cupboards, but when you stuck it down, there was no pulling it back up again! Scrabble is one of my favorite games, but I couldn't play it on the level with you two !

  2. Hi from your newest follower you have some great ideas thank you for sharing..
    Come visit some time
    Sincerely Rachel

  3. They look great! :)

  4. Love it! I'm a Scrabble lover, too. This would be a good project for some cabinet samples I saw at the Restore. Smaller than what you've done, but I think they'd look cool!

    visiting from WUW.

  5. I love how they turned out! It's so weird, I was just thinking of doing a similar project for my bedroom this last week!! You did a great job.

  6. this is such a great idea....am definitely putting into my must do craft file for this fall!

  7. Love these, and they look great on the piano!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!

  8. Way cute!



  9. I am in love! thank you so much for sharing

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW

  10. How fun are these! So cute, you did a great job!

  11. That is so adorable! My hubby and I have the M&N initials!

  12. Oh I love this idea! I'm a huge Scrabble fan! Contact paper is good for so many things.

  13. I love this idea! I framed a scrabble board for my game room. (You can check it out here: http://secondchancesbysusan.blogspot.com/2011/04/vintage-board-game-shadow-boxes.html#more )
    This would be a fun addition! Thanks!

  14. this is such a great idea!! what i think would be really cute is a scrabble necklace charm...it has been on my to do list for quite some time now! haha. thanks for sharing your awesome tutorial!

  15. that is so adorable! the heart would definitely be worth the most. and i adore your blog background, too.

  16. omg I LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!

  17. PS just to let you know, I shared this on my blog :)

  18. LOVE! Jetting off to buy a 14 x 14 cabinet and some contact paper now!

  19. aaaaaaaaaaadorable!! love this idea, must bookmark it :) found you over at the girl creative, stop by for a visit sometime


  20. awfully clever! stumbled across this on censtastional's blog and i'm your latest follower!

  21. Here from centsational, think I might make a posterboard version of these with my 3 kids lined up each holding a D A D and take a photo to frame for fathers day! Thanks for the inspiration!

  22. So is the contact paper black? Let me get this right? First you draw on the contact paper (black kind)cut out, then put on board? I'm I right? Also found you on Centsationa Girl blog. Going to have to book mark you now. lol

  23. Love it! I actually bought some materials today during my lunch break to make my own :) I'll post it next week on my blog www.howtonestforless.com and link to you!

    Found you on Centsational Girl! Way to go!!

  24. I love scrabble! :) super cute,
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can!

  25. Adorable...just found this/you on Centsational Girl. Am your newest follower! Can I share this on my blog...of course with a link back?