You might also remember the last time we did a Scrabble tile craft, it involved dogs (we made pendants for necklaces and earrings):
|Remember these guys?|
Well, this time it also involved Scrabble tiles and also dogs (in part), but this time we made ornaments:
These were really easy, so here's a quick How To.
1. Round up your supplies. You'll need:
- Scrabble tiles - you can order them from Amazon, or maybe luck out at yard sales
- Glue - we used "Tacky Glue"
- Heavy paper - we used paper plates
- Pretty paper - we used scrapbook paper
- Ribbon or twine for hangers
- "Embellishments"- I had some little bags of "holiday trim" I'd bought at Michael's ages ago, and my sis had some cute silver dog paws. We also used "Snow-Tex" (below).
2. Lay your word/phrase out on the heavy paper, trace around it, and then cut it out somewhat smaller to use as a backing.
3. Glue the tiles to the backing. (After gluing down the first tile, you can also put a small drop of glue on the edge of the next tile, so it butts up against the first one nice and tight.)
4. Once dry, cut a loop of ribbon/twine and glue it down on the back of the ornament-in-progress.
5. For something like the LET IT SNOW ornament, lay the ornament down on your "good" paper and trace it. Cut just a hair inside of that, so it won't show from the front. Glue it to the back so it covers the ends of the ribbon, and so the ornament looks nice from either side.
|"LET IT SNOW" from the back|
For the dog-name ornaments, use a ruler to measure how wide/long you want your backing paper to be, and cut that out. For these, you want the paper to show around the edge.
6. Glue on any embellishments / add "snow"
For Rita's ornament, I just glued the dog paw right on to the good paper, and used the loop to run ribbon through to make the hanger. I tied the little pine cone on with the same ribbon.
For snow, we used "Snow-Tex", which my sis found at Michael's. I just globbed it on the top edges of the tiles using a toothpick.
That's it! Easy-peasy.
Do you like to do Christmas crafts?
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