- Look for old Scrabble games at thrift stores and garage sales. Or just use that extra game in the closet. Websites such as Etsy and eBay will often have odd lots of letter tiles for sale.
- Popsicle sticks were used as backing, but even colored strips of cardstock would work. Just be sure that whatever you glue the letters onto is sturdy and won't bend.
- A choice of ribbons, cords, yarns or string, or other embellishments (such as the pearl garland as shown) is all that's needed as a hanger.
- Use a hot glue gun to put the ornament together.
Have fun with coming up with different words. Perhaps holiday words could be: Noel, Merry Christmas, Santa, Jingle, Snow, Rudolph, Cheer, Joy, Happiness, Tree, Sparkle, Glitter -- the possibilities are endless.
It would make it even more fun if an embellishment was added to an occasional ornament. Perhaps a bell on the JINGLE word, a red mini pom-pom on RUDOLPH, a little snow flake of on the SNOW word and perhaps some glitter glue could be used on the GLITTER and SPARKLE words
Taking it a step further, I am really big into using the kids and grandkids names on the Christmas tree and think I will use this idea on a family tree. Spell out all their names out and perhaps even use color coordinated ribbons for the various families, especially as the group grows larger. With a larger family this could be really fun and perhaps take a little time to assemble all the right letters. Want to go a step further, make the ornament double-sided with the last name on the back.
More Scrabble tile crafts:
- Game Table
- Also use a flat picture frame along with Scrabble tiles as a description on the frame, especially fun for vacation pictures with location and date.
- More Scrabble ideas from the Family Crafts Guide