Everyone seems to be in love with scrabble tiles these days – there is something so simple and so cute about those tiny little game board tiles. If you are looking for a fun twist on table numbers… why not make them table letters! With the free design downloads below and this super easy tutorial – you can have giant scrabble tiles in no time! These would also be adorable hanging on your bride and groom wedding chairs… and perfect to turn into wall hangings after the wedding!

how to make giant scrabble tiles

SUPPLIES // a print out of each letter you need on regular printer paper (free design downloads below), a pencil, and 8″ x 8″ unprimed wooden board, either black craft paint or a black Sharpie paint pen, gloss Mod Podge, low-tack tape, a thin paint brush and a wide paint brush.

FREE DOWNLOADS // click on each letter for each design

A   B   C   D  E   F   G   H   I   J  K   L   M   N   O   P   Q  R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

how to make giant scrabble tiles

 Start by cutting your paper printout down to 8″ x 8″… and grab your pencil.

how to make giant scrabble tiles

We are going to make a very simple transfer. On the backside of your printout, heavily color the outlines of the design with pencil.

how to make giant scrabble tiles

Using low-tack tape, tape your design (backside covered in pencil) to your wood board and start to carefully trace the design.

how to make giant scrabble tiles

By tracing the design, you are simultaneously marking the wood board with the pencil that was applied to the backside of your paper – thus giving you a perfect design outline! This is a very easy technique and works for many different projects.

how to make giant scrabble tiles

Now that your design is marked on your board, paint it!!!

how to make giant scrabble tiles

Once the paint is dry make sure to erase any extra pencil markings from your transfer…

how to make giant scrabble tiles

After your paint has dried for at least 24 hours, add two thin coats of gloss ModPodge to your board – with at least an hour drying time in between each coat. This seals your paint and adds the perfect shine to your new scrabble tile!

how to make giant scrabble tiles

If you aren’t steady with a paint brush, you can use a Sharpie Paint Marker to fill in the design. Just be aware that the paint pen will bleed a tiny bit into the fibers of the wood – regular craft paint will not do this. The bleeding doesn’t look horrible, and it’s almost undetectable from far away but I still had to mention it… see the image below.

how to make giant scrabble tiles

Once the paint marker has dried at least 24 hours, finish it with ModPodge just the same.

how to make giant scrabble tiles

Voila! Easy, fun giant scrabble tiles!!! Perfect for table numbers (or letters!), wall hangings, cake table or wedding chair decor, christmas gifts, etc… they are just so fun and cute!

how to make giant scrabble tiles

In case you needed a reference, here are all the scrabble tiles and their points value!

picture of all the scrabble tiles

As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

DIY Tutorial Credits

Photography: Mike Carreiro Photography // DIY tutorial + downloads by: Jen | Something Turquoise // ArtMinds 8″x8″ unprimed wooden cradle board, Martha Stewart Craft Paint in Beetle Black and Stencil tape, Black Sharpie Paint Pen, and ModPodge in Gloss finish: Michaels // downloads for each letter are available above // font for the letters: Kalinga // font for the numbers: Arial, regular // nail polish: OPI Ski Teal We Drop +Fly


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Pop Art Minis - Joni
October 21, 2012

What a fun tute! Love it! It was nice talking to you at #SocalSocial! Hope you'll pop by and check out my blog too...follow along if you like what you see and for sure let's talk about a giveaway from The Electric Moon!

Marissa Gage
December 12, 2012

I love this idea! My niece LOVES scrabble, upwards any type of game like this. And she usually wins. Lol

Jeanne Guymon Spradlin
May 23, 2013

I just found this while doing a search for creating my own large outdoor scrabble board and scrabble tiles. You had some great tips here. I just wanted to leave a tip about a paint pen or sharpie bleeding into your wood. I usually use a water based polycrylic as a sealer. If you put a coat of this on your board before you paint your letters, you should be able to use a paint pen or even a sharpie without the bleeding issue. Then just top everything with one last coat of sealer.

Missy
May 31, 2013

I am so glad I found this website. I was wondering how you created the letters. I want to make some that go on 4 1/2" squares. Any tips?

Tracey Beard
August 3, 2013

I love this idea! I love Scrabble and will use these letters for my children's bedrooms. Thank you!

Sheridan
October 16, 2013

Has anyone tried this on a canvas? I love them!

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 16, 2013

    They'd be perfect on canvas! Both Sharpie and paint :)

Keaira
October 23, 2013

Hello! Thanks for the tutorial. I am working on a project for two boys bathroom but there seems to be a problem with the PDF files downloading. :(

    Jen | Something Turquoise
    October 23, 2013

    Hi Keaira! Thanks, I just checked on the post and everything looks perfect on our end. Try it again :)

Keaira
October 24, 2013

It seems to be working now! Thanks very much!!!!!

Jeanne Guymon Spradlin
February 24, 2014

I just found this while doing a search for creating my own large outdoor scrabble board and scrabble tiles. You had some great tips here. I just wanted to leave a tip about a paint pen or sharpie bleeding into your wood. I usually use a water based polycrylic as a sealer. If you put a coat of this on your board before you paint your letters, you should be able to use a paint pen or even a sharpie without the bleeding issue. Then just top everything with one last coat of sealer.