Let me start off this post by saying word games are my LIFE. I mean it. I admit I have a problem. If you were to look at my phone you’d see that I literally have 12 active games of “Scramble with Friends” going against Kara, each game in different stages of completion… and I’m winning every game! 😉
I grew up playing Scrabble and Boggle with my family. It’s always fun to put down the phone version once in awhile and get all nostalgic and just beat Kara in regular Boggle. 4-letter words minimum!
So before Winnie was born I knew I wanted to pass on my love for word games to her. She can’t play yet, she’s only 4 months (so she just plays Kara, haha). When it came to decorating her nursery I knew I wanted her name spelled out in wooden Scrabble tiles!
I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m no Tim the Toolman Taylor when it comes to Tool Time. I have gotten a little bit better over the years though, but I wanted this DIY project to be fairly easy. In the end it really couldn’t have been any easier. It doesn’t require many tools and I really love how the finished product turned out and the impact it has on the nursery.
So here’s how I did it:
Note: We knew we wanted 8″ x 8″ tiles that were 1″ thick, this is because Home Depot sells 8″ x 1″ by 10′ boards! This way you only have to make a cut every 8″ on the board to make a new tile. After you cut them make sure to sand around the edges. You can make them any size you want though…
Here is a file you can use to print out the letters, enjoy: DIY Scrabble Tiles