Saturday, November 27, 2010

~diy Christmas ornaments~

This is a really easy and fun project.
Cody and I made these the other night. Here is what you will need:
an assortment of scrabble letters and some scrabble trays.
You will also need a saw,
I forgot to put that in the picture.
hot glue gun
twine or ribbon
drill with a small drill bit

Start by making your words.
We chose to use Christmas or winter themed words,
but also did some that say, "mom" and "dad"
Cody came up with all the words.
Who knew this would be an educational craft project?
After you place the words on the tray, mark with a pencil,
take letters off, and cut the tray to size.
I used a chop saw so I had to sand the edges, but you could also use a hand saw.

Then all you have to do is hot glue the letters in place!
I used a drill with a small drill bit to drill 2 holes in the center top of each tray.
Then I added a bit of hot glue and black twine in each whole to secure.

You could use colorful ribbon too.

In about an hour we had over 30 ornaments!

It was fun, easy, and it will be a unique hand crafted item to add to our tree!



Samantha2818 said...

These are lovely - what a great idea!

Kendra {House of Ficek} said...

too cute! My in-laws would love these, they are huge Scrabble fans

Karena said...

How fun Melaine
Sal and I will do this as a project today!

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Kimberly said...

totally cute

TheSmithHotel said...

Cute idea!


Tierlantijn said...

Very creative!! Nice!

Best wishes,


Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I love this idea!

Suzann said...

What a great idea, they are so cute!!
Thank you for sharing!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Super cool idea!!!

Susan said...

Wonderful idea! :)

Erica said...
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Erica said...

This is fantastic! I am totally going to do this!! I think I will make all of our names too :) I hope you don't mind, I had to post this on my blog asap!!

cityfarmer said...

especially when your name is Joy ...

you always inspire

I'd LOVE you to peek at my Nordic Christmas topiary makeover

Barbara Jean said...

cute and quick. my kind of craft!


barbra jean

Kristy said...

I love these - what a great idea! I'm thinking they might also be a fun way to package label Christmas gifts, too!

Little Leslie said...

Very cute idea. I took building blocks and stacked them making words like JOY, PEACE LOVE They are pretty cute too.

Tara said...

This is a fab it and I'm gonna have to do it..xx

pennyrounds said...

This is such a great idea! I make ornaments with my nephews every year and this is great inspiration!

Humble Bee said...

Melanie, this looks so fun & I really like the educational factor. Bonus!
I'm going to attempt this tonight after my children are in bed. I picked up my craft scrabble games today and excited to try.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Hi! My name is Joana and I'm from Portugal!
I have a Scrabble game but my husband don't let me use the letters for this eh
Here in Portugal Srcabble Game is so expensive!
Do you no were can I buy them in the internet, just the letters?

Thank you and congratulations for your work!
Joana (

allysonadeney said...

Very cute!

My Humble Abode said...

I'm not sure if you know this or not, but you were just featured on Apartment Therapy's website! Here's the link:

lindseyshannon34 said...

I'm SO making these. This is such a good idea for my scrabble loving family! Hitting up the thrift shops for scrabble games today.


Erica said...

I just wanted to share my link with you to my version of your great idea! My daughter and I did them today. It was a perfect rainy day project for us :)

Anne said...

That is a neat idea! I think I'll do that this year!

T.@WhatWeKeep said...

This so cute! What a fun project to do with kids. : )

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great Christmas Decoration blog, found it very informative
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Lauren said...

I love this! It is such a great idea! I'd love to try to make these!


Dear Lillie said...

LOVE this idea, Melaine!!!

Brooke (Siayla) said...

Just wanted to let you know I came across your blog and loved this idea. We just made ours tonight and I linked back to you here

Diane said...

I love the idea but I don't have any idea how many people are willing to buy a Scrabble game to tear it apart and make these. Maybe if you can find a game at a thrift shop or something.

Angell @ Passionate and Creative Homemaking said...

I featured this today on my blog

Anonymous said...

Love this! I am going to make some "name ornament" place cards for my guests, and then they can take their ornament home and place it on their tree.

Tara said...

Hi there! I thought that this was so great that I featured it in my "100 Jolly Christmas Crafts & Decorations"! Have a great day!

Heidi Szczepanski said...

These are so cute. Great idea using the scrabble letters. Nice photos and the directions seem easy to follow.

Thank you for sharing.

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Anoosh Iqbal said...

Great post! I liked the way you used scrabble letters. Such a creative idea. I like decorating my space with small ornaments too. I have recently gone through some amazing projects in this book by Altered Upcycling. Have a look!

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Sara Welsh said...

My husband and I have been trying to figure out how we want to decorate the tree this year, and I love your idea! It's very simple and extremely unique. I haven't seen anything like this before. Thank you so much for the wonder, unique Christmas ornament ideas!

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Piers Lyman said...

Christmas is in the air! Many are giving gifts to loved ones. And this is perfect!

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