Along with using Scrabble tiles to play the fun word game, they can also be used to create neat DIY projects. Whether you have an old set with missing tiles lying around or received an extra one for Christmas, here are 8 ways to reuse Scrabble tiles.
With a little glue and plain napkin rings, you can reuse Scrabble tiles to make customized napkin rings. These are perfect for dinner parties in which you want to assign seats.
2. Scrabble Tile Coasters
Making Scrabble tile coasters requires you to pick up a few inexpensive cork coasters or bamboo ones. Reuse Scrabble tiles to create your own coasters. Form words or just glue them to plain coasters in random configurations.
3. Word Décor
Purchase a pack of thumbtacks and grab your glue to make word décor out of old Scrabble tiles. Apply a dab of glue to the back of each tile, press a thumbtack onto it and let it dry. Once dry, you can form words on bulletin boards and walls for décor. For other decorating ideas, visit Houzz.
Scrabble tiles also make fun magnets. Head to your local Michaels or visit the company online to buy a package of small magnets, making it easy for you to reuse Scrabble tiles by turning them into personalized magnets.
5. Pretty Pendants
Reuse ideas include making pretty pendants from Scrabble tiles. The game’s tiles make a nice backdrop for pendants. In addition, the size is perfect for jewelry pieces.
6. Unique Earrings
You can also reuse Scrabble tiles by making them into a pair of earrings. Create a pair with your initials, or use two random letters to show people how much you love the game.
Recycling Scrabble tiles to make bookmarks gives you a way to use pieces from a game that’s missing a few. Find a pretty ribbon and use a shiny glaze to make them fancy and special. These bookmarks are a unique gift, and one that people are sure to appreciate.
8. Make a Portrait
We admit that this one might take some serious artistic talent or incredibly detailed instructions, but if you’re so inclined, consider making a portrait from Scrabble tiles. Not only is this a fun way to reuse the pieces, but doing so is sure to wow everyone who sees it.
Ideas one, two, three and four came from Brit+Co.
Recommendations five, six, seven and eight were found at Recycle Nation.