Recycled Crafts: Scrabble Tile Pendants

Recycled Crafts: Scrabble Tile Pendants

Old Scrabble games are easy to find at yard sales and thrift stores.  Chances are, you have an old set sitting hidden in the back of your closet.  Scrabble tile pendants are a fun way to turn those old tiles into something useable, and they have a great market on places like Etsy.  At craft shows, our Scrabble tile pendants were always the most looked at items on the table.

What are Scrabble Tile Pendants?
Scrabble tile pendants are basic Scrabble tiles with a decoupaged (a gluing process) image on the front with a bail or other way to hang the pendant.  Scrapbooking paper is the easiest way to find unique images for your tiles, but you can also buy designs on Etsy, create your own, or print photographs from your computer to place on the tiles.Supplies Needed

  • To make pendants, you will need:
  • Scrabble tiles
  • Mod Podge or other decoupage agent
  • Foam brush
  • Exacto knife
  • Scrapbooking paper or other images
  • Diamond Glaze
  • Super Glue or other very strong glue
  • Bails

Cut a square of paper slightly larger than the Scrabble tile, and then dab a layer of Mod Podge onto both the tile and the back of the image.  Carefully align the image and press tightly to secure it to the tile.  Let it dry for a few minutes, and then trim the excess paper so it is flush with the tile.  Apply another layer of Mod Podge over the top and let dry completely.  Apply a thick layer of Diamond Glaze – don’t worry that it is cloudy – and let dry for at least 24 hours.  Once the glaze has dried, use Super Glue to apply the bail to the back of the pendant.  Let it dry one final time and you are ready to use or sell!