I love using scrabble tiles for craft projects, they are just too cute and have a personality all their own! You can actually buy scrabble tiles from craft stores, or watch for them at garage sales and thrift stores. Here’s a new ornament I made and posted over at Disney’s Spoonful.
The snow texture paint that I used for this craft is called Snow Tex.
EDIT: since originally writing this post, Disney’s Spoonful has closed up shop and the link to this project no longer works. So you can find my instructions in the printable version below. ~Amanda
Let it Snow – Scrabble Tile Ornament
What you need:
- Scrabble tiles that spell "let it snow"
- Snow texture paint
- Paper plate
- White craft glue
What you do:
- On top of a paper plate, line the scrabble tiles up so that they spell "let it snow". Use a pen to trace around the shape of the tiles onto the paper plate (this does not have to be perfect).
- As you can see, you just need a rough outline of the shape of your letters.
- Cut the shape out, cutting it smaller than the actual outline by cutting inside the lines by about 1/4-inch. You want the shape to be large enough to glue the letters to, but small enough that they don't overlap or show from the front of the ornament.
- Apply glue all over the template then press the letters in place.
- Place something heavy on top of the letters, like a bottle of craft paint, and let them dry for 2-3 hours.
- Apply snow texture paint to the top edges of the letters to make it look like they have freshly fallen snow on them. You can use a palette knife, paintbrush or even your finger. Be sure to wash your hands when you're done! Let the snow texture dry for at least an hour (or as bottle directs).
- Once the snow texture paint has dried, cut a piece of ribbon and fold into a loop. Glue the ribbon hanger to the back of the ornament. Cut a piece of felt the same shape as the ornament and glue it to the back, covering the hanger. Let everything dry before hanging on your tree.
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