I know, I know, it’s been AGES. Life got a little hectic and busy, okay?
And I bet you’re thinking, “Oh, it’s been over a month and a half, and now she’s back and trying to win us over with some silly – albeit super cute and fun – DIY post.”
Well…. yeah. That’s exactly what I’m doing.
Is it working?
Good. Let’s move on.
Aren’t these just the cutest? They’re super easy to make, can make great, personalized gifts, and are rather inexpensive to make.
I saw these on Pinterest a while ago, and have been itching to make them ever since. I finally had the time, all of the materials, and the itch to craft.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Scrabble Coasters!
- Scrabble tiles
- Cork/coaster board
- Glue gun
- Exacto knife/boxcutter
- Clear protective gloss (like the one pictured, or a polyurethane spray)
I got my scrabble tiles online, but another place to look for extra tiles is a second hand store; a lot of people tend to discard old games, and you can usually pick up a set or two for a relatively low cost.
The cork I bought at the dollar store, and it came in a package of two. It’s a little thick, but it’ll do.
What you’ll have to do next is find a theme. I chose to base my four-letter words around beverages; wine, beer, coffee, tea.. you get the idea. Of course, if it’s a gift, you can customize the words to relate to whoever you’re making these for.
Once I had my idea, I mapped out my coasters, and then went through and gathered all of the letters that I would need.
It does take a lot of letters, which is why it’s best to have multiple sets of tiles.
Once it’s all planned out, grab your glue gun and get to gluing! Some Pinteresters suggest to sand down the back of your tiles so they stick to the cork better, but I didn’t have any issues using just the hot glue gun right on the back of unsanded tiles. Press down on the letters for a few seconds, just to make sure they stick once you’ve got them glued in place, and then continue on forming your coasters, tile by tile.
Leave a bit of room between the coasters so that you’re able to cut them out easily when they’re dried and ready.
After they’re all cut out, grab the sealant spray and head outside, or into a VERY well ventilated area. You also want to do at least two coats, but allow the coasters to dry thoroughly before applying the second (or third) coat of sealant.
And then, once they’re all sealed and dried, they’re ready to go!
And that’s basically it.
A super simple, fun, crafty, and unique gift idea, or conversation starter at your next get-together.
So.. did I win you over yet? Will you forgive me for my absense?