Home Recycled Home: Personalized Scrabble Coasters

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It doesn’t matter if I am at home or a guest in someone else’s home, a coaster for a cold or warm drink is absolutely necessary. I’ve been known to use whatever is lying around as a coaster; CD cases, books, sheets of paper or mail, even a paper towel will do. As an alternative to other pricy options, I decided to make this quick craft at little cost to me with an old scrabble game and a few items I already had lying around. Here is what you need to make your own personalized scrabble coasters.

DSCN1887What you will need:

  • Scrabble letter tiles (16 to 20 tiles per coaster)
  • Clear drying craft glue
  • Square promotional coasters (found at restaurants, bars, or local craft stores) or thin corkboard sheets
  • Mod podge

Step 1:  Gather scrabble letter tiles and arrange them to create the words you want on each coaster.

Step 2: Using the clear drying craft glue, carefully glue your tiles to one another and allow to dry completely. You can put four tiles per row, four or five rows.

DSCN1889Step 3: To provide reinforcement, glue the back of the tile coasters to the paper coasters or corkboard. If you are using corkboard, cut it to fit the size you wish. It is okay if the coaster backing does not extend to all sides.

Step 4:  After the glue has completely dried, seal your coasters with one or two layers of mod podge.

You can use this craft in your own home or make a unique personalized gift for friends and family.

Do you have an item (or a collection of items) that you are looking to recycle? Send a picture of your products over and I just might use them in a future project! Pictures should be emailed to awanamaker@townandcountrygazette.com. Please be sure to include your name and contact info.

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