Saturday, January 28, 2012

Updated Scrabble Tiles

Want to dress up your Scrabble tiles for the holidays? Last year my wonderful hubby gave me a Silhouette for Valentines day. 
~He knows the way into a DIY Wife's heart ~ 
I promptly decided on my first project, adding my own twist to scrabble tiles. {Want to make your own? Instructions below!}

Last year I started out by making this:

A pretty swirly heart and an oversize 2 - for hubby and me. get it? It's been up for a year and I love how it blends in with the tiles. 

Well this year I thought I would update it even more by adding a colored letter/number to the tile:

The Silhouette hadn't even finished cutting out the "O" and the 2 before I decided that it needed a little bit more, a single red heart:

I absolutely love having a touch of color to an otherwise neutral display.

And then the real revelation came... why not do a bunch of different shapes for the seasons or to use with different themed parties? 



4th of JULY:




Aren't these fun?
The possibilities are endless! I was really only limited by the color of vinyl on hand. 

Ready for the steps? {It's incredibly simple}
1. Design your shape with your favorite die cut program. Size your image to be just under 3/4 of an inch {the height of a tile.}
2. Cut out on vinyl scraps.
3. Using transfer paper apply to the back of a scrabble tile. Use the tiles that are least likely to be used like Z, V, X... you get the picture :)
4. Add it to your scrabble holder. That's it! How simple is that?

If you don't have a Silhouette or Cricut you can have small vinyl cutouts made at craft centers like Ben Franklin. Or simply use small stickers you love. 

Or if you are dying for your own set of Scrabble Die Cuts I am thinking about swapping advertising for the set of vinyl die cuts you see in the picture above. What do you think? Want to swap 8 die cuts {scrabble tiles not included} for a small space on your blog that links to too Blessed to Stress? If interested email me and we'll get this thing rolling. No blog is too big or too small!

By the way, you can find this and other too Blessed to Stress projects on my Pinterest board... along with other wonderful ideas I've pinned from other fabulous bloggers. Come follow and join in on the fun!

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What little things have you done lately to update existing decor?

All photos taken by yours truly.
Silhouette is not compensating me in any way to mention their name.
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  1. Great idea! I love scrabble tiles on my mantel.... Are you going to sell a set?
    Susan @ homeroad

  2. Those are just so cute and clever. I really love all the ones you made. I am a new follower visiting from Show and Tell Saturday. Vicky from Mess For Less

  3. um ok how creative is this...LOVE the idea and what an easy way to change up your holiday decor! Love it love it (now thats a lot of love haha)

    (a blog all about COLOR!)