Further to my glue-gunned angelic creations, I had a look through my crafting bits and pieces to see what else I could press into service as tree decorations, and remembered the scrabble tiles left over from my ring making phase.
I've seen similar decorations done on actual scrabble racks, but as I don't have any, and even if I did, couldn't be bothered with using a hack-saw to cut them to size, this - as usual - is my easy version. You could do the names of all your family members, or just choose some Christmas-y words like I did. If I was attempting to sell them as a set in a fancy gift shop, I'd suggest they were 'Christmas Wishes', and that you "concentrate on your festive hopes as you hang them on the tree" or some such nonsense. You can if you want, I haven't made 'Mulberry handbag' or 'Pony' yet though. [I'm out of Ys]
There's a 90% chance of one of these
I simply hot glued the tiles together at the edges, and added a screw eye left over from the printer's tray earring holder project as a loop to thread the baker's twine through. If you don't have any screw eyes, you could just glue a loop of ribbon to the back. They're a bit flimsy without anything else holding them together, so I cut some scraps of felt to size and glued them to the reverse.
^Last week's hot glue burn
Boy1 hung 'PEACE' on the tree and said seriously, "I'm not really wishing for that". I explained that it referred to 'absence of war' rather than the more commonly requested peace and quiet. He decided that was fair enough. What are you hoping for this Christmas?
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Fab idea! Ouch on the hot glue burn. Been there, done that but still love my hot glue gun. ;0)ReplyDelete
ooh they look fab! I've got a half-hatched plan to make some colourful felt moustaches for our tree, when I get a moment! Hope your burn heels quickly xxReplyDelete
Brilliant idea !! I'm hoping for lots of christmas hugs !!ReplyDelete
do you think it would be ok to add tiles reading booze and chocolate :)
Must be the Advent sunday thing as I scalded my left hand today - though I did it with something stupid like hot water:)ReplyDelete
Would have been more productive to do it while crafting.
Ouch to the burn - bloody glue guns!! Doesn't stop me messing around with them tho' - "what can I hot glue today?" Love your son's response - haaaaaaaaa!! I've lost all the bloody decorations AND the stand for the tree somewhere in the garage. The Stylist is getting very twitchy about it so a day in the garage it is. Or get out the Scrabble set and start glueing;). Clever you!! xoxoReplyDelete
This is such a lovely idea! I'm addicted to all things Scrabble, but would never have thought to get the glue gun out and start creating a masterpiece with the letters myself! I definitely need your ideas in my life!ReplyDelete
Thank you, you Goddess! Xx
These are just great,I saw them somewhere else in the blogosphere and thought Ah Ha I must getReplyDelete
myself-a-makin' some of those. I only have the yucky plastic ones though... can never find those beautiful wooden letters!
I don't have a glue gun and am not out rushing to get one because the pain of getting burnt seems to outweigh the joy of having one. Maybe you think the reverse? I've seen too many hot glue gun burns recently to convince me :0)
I'm hoping for cosy happy family times together with the odd tipple and lots of fun playing games xox
I'm VERY taken with these. Anything remotely Scrabble-related gets my vote, but there's something extra lovely here.ReplyDelete
Peace? That'll do me, it's all I ever want, Christmas or not.
I actually feel quite Christmassy looking at this post. Have you been up to your Ebay magic-trick spell business?
World peace / absence of war would be great, but honestly I'm just hoping for relaxing fun times with my loved ones!ReplyDelete
very cool! I'm going to keep my eyes peeled down the oppy and hopefully make some of those! I'd have a 'little donkey' and a 'silent night' ideally although the gin also appeals!ReplyDelete
Gin is my favourite.ReplyDelete
I told my girls that I was going to buy "them" each a goat and donate it to a third world village on their behalf for Christmas...do you think that went down well?
Back to the drawing board....
This is a rather cute idea!ReplyDelete
And what a lovely bunch of Christmas balls.
I just love shiny shiny things! *hahha*
Love it - I've got scrabble tiles laid out in various christmas sayings - waiting to be glued together - like the idea of GIN though ;)ReplyDelete
amazing.x i love the 'gin' one and also your boy not wanting peace. i also adored the pasta angels but forgot to comment. i don't have a glue gun. maybe i need one.ReplyDelete
THANK YOU! you're amazing and creative! it inspires me as i do have scrabble game that i bought in charity shop awhile back but not sure what to do with it but i still dont have a glue gun! urghhh i gotta dash and buy it! awwwww your boy1 is so adorable and what a great explanation about Peace for him! i love the colorful baubles there in your printer tray? xx susanReplyDelete
up, that's definitely a top-notch burn there! I've never dealt with hot flue...maybe this is why. great decoration idea :)ReplyDelete
Only a 90% chance of gin? Love, do you need me to send you some?ReplyDelete
You're so clever and fabulous - I don't have a xmas tree but if I did, I would totally want to buy some of these from you. If they were wishes, I'd want mine to say 'a job', 'Keanu' and 'cash'.
Love your boy's response to 'peace'!
Clever Lakota! These look great. The possibilities are endless (I keep thinking of rude Scrabble, not appropriate for kids at all...)ReplyDelete
Does the wish with the highest score come true? xxxxxxxxxx
That first picture would make a great Christmas card - can’t you market it to Hallmark or someone?ReplyDelete
Ouch to the glue gun. Great idea with the Scrabble tiles, too. xReplyDelete
What a great idea ;-)) Im not wishing for anything this xmas i have everything i could ever want in my life ;-)) dee xxReplyDelete
That is such a good idea, Lakota - I've never seen any decorations made out of Scrabble tiles before. I see that you've suffered for your craft though, as that glue gun burns looks painfulReplyDelete
p.S. I'm hoping for a toolkit roll for Archie.
I love these, they look fantastic! Shame I haven't got any spare to make some for myself! xReplyDelete
I bought an old Scrabble set for this purpose (crafty makes I mean!) but how do you get the screw eye think into the side of the tile? I am very very clumsy and haven't worked it out yet!ReplyDelete
These are lovely ideas!
I keep seeing Scrabble jewellery around which I quite like but these are even better. I definitely need to get me a glue gun.ReplyDelete
GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing! I have a couple old Scrabble games sitting around collecting dust...can't wait to try it!ReplyDelete
Ahahaha! It's the gin, isn't it?ReplyDelete
I shall be making a snowflake from beads and wire. If I have time and any patience remaining, another beaded bauble will be made.
LOL @ boy 1. These might be good for my family as I can only think of four letter words to say to them. I wish I was kidding right now. Very clever, gonna share it with my nieces so they think Im cool.ReplyDelete
Great idea! I think it's nearly impossible not to burn yourself with those damn guns!ReplyDelete
that's a cool idea, let's see if I can hijack my kids scrabble set...ReplyDelete
This is a lovely idea - now here's hoping that after stealing it I won't glue my fingers together !ReplyDelete
These are lovely Lakota - what a fab idea. I dont even have the crimbo tree up yet so better get a move on.ReplyDelete
What do I hope for this xmas is a tricky one as i hoping for loads - maybe a lottery win will do for starters ;o) Scarlett x
I really like these!! Anything with Scrabble tiles and I'm there!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous, I can never find Scrabble games in chazza shops and believe me I've been looking! Gosh, I'm so behind on Christmas, I've done the shopping but that's it, I think we're the only people that don't have our tree up yet!!!ReplyDelete
What a clever idea!ReplyDelete
look at all your bolas, hahahay at your son's funny peace comment.
I have some mezcal for you here.
I just want this to pass exam and be done with visa so I can be my usual self again.
This is a brilliant idea. My mum loves scrabble so I may have to whip her up some of these beauties! Your son's comment creased me up. xxReplyDelete
That's a cool idea! If I can unearth my tiles in time, I'm stealing this one!ReplyDelete
Love these, they look really good with the old style wooden letters. I am wishing for a lie-in, quite unlikely though!ReplyDelete
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Thank you for your blog post. Really Cool.