Monday, January 18, 2010

How to make a scrabble tile ring





Today, we are going to make Scrabble tile rings! I know that you have seen the scrabble tile necklaces and bracelets - so cute... now we are going to add a ring!

Here is what you will need:
A scrabble tile (I got mine from This Etsy shop and they are wonderful!)
Scrapbook paper
Elastic cord
Craft glue
Hot glue
Paper glaze
Scissors or X-acto knife






To help pick out your paper square you can make a "tile viewer" Just cut out a tile size square out of a piece of scrap paper





and use it to put over your paper to decide what design you want on your ring... do I want this brown and cream OR this brown leaf... hmmmmmm choices choices! (BTW the "tile viewer" is not my idea it it came from Make and Takes,I think that it is BRILLIANT!)





Ok, now that you have pick out what you want on your tile, cut out the square piece of paper




Using your craft glue adhere it to your tile. Let the glue dry for a few minutes.



Using your paper glaze spread on an even layer over the whole top of the tile. Let dry (mine took about an hour and a half.)




Cut off a piece of elastic cord about 3-4 inches long



Tie a a loop that will fit around your figure and cut off the excess cord.




Hot glue the elastic cord to the tile where the knot is




Wear with pride! I think I may attach a piece of felt on the back of the ring so that the knot does not bug me as much... I am so sensitive when it come to these things!





I am linking to these parties!



26 comments :

Prior said...

Cool, this gives me ideas for my blank scrabble pieces! Lezlee

Anny said...

Aww how cute, thank you for the tutorial :)

The Persimmon Perch said...

That is a great spin on the scrabble tile idea. Yours looks great. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Beachbrights said...

I am so going to make these!! XOXO

jenjen said...

So cute! I've made the necklaces, but love the idea of making it into a ring. I will have to try that!!!

XOXO
Jen

marissa said...

looks awesome, thanks for sharing I didn't know there was such a thing as paper glaze

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

A cute little project!

Feel free to link this up at Talented Tuesday on My Frugal Family:

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday-links-january-19th.html

Randi said...

Very cute!

One Cheap B*tch said...

I've wanted to make these for so long but found them to be very intimidating! Thanks for making it look so easy. I might actually have the guts now.

Kimberly said...

So very cute! I have some friends who would love this. Thanks for sharing.

Kim -today's creative blog said...

thanks for linking!

Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants! said...

Fawnda, you're freaking awesome. Seriously. How cute are those?

pk @ Room Remix said...

This is a scrabble tile idea I haven't seen yet. Very creative, and it turned out cute!

Mama Thompson said...

Very cute...my sister would LOVE to wear one of those...I think I may have just found her b-day gift...thanks for sharing!

Lei said...

Here via Blue Cricket... love this! Would be cute for a party craft for my tweenager.

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

how fun! these are on my to do list!

Remodelaholic said...

Such a fun idea!

Thanks for joining the party!

Miss Obara said...

I love this idea. I think it would be a great project during an older girls sleepover!

Andy Porter said...

I love it Fawnda!!

Lissa said...

This is really cute! I LOVE the paper you used! I am weird when it comes to knots and tags in my shirts too:) I just bought an old Scrabble game at a thrift store for the tiles and this will be great!

Sonja, Queen of Crafts said...

this is gorgeous! I love the simplicity of it, particularly that you just used a bit of elastic for the ring. Bookmarked!!!!

Jen said...

I have seen a lot of things made out of scrabble tiles, but this is the cutest.

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Too cute!

Thank you for sharing at Thursday's Treasures!

Come share again this week!

Kella said...

This is a great idea, I can use this idea to create all manner of rings, thanks for the elastic tip.

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Nancy Ward said...

I posted a link to this tutorial today.

Nancy Ward
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http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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