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DIY: Scrabble Coasters

If the words "Triple Word Score" mean anything to you then this project is for you. You can put a retired Scrabble set to work by recycling it into coasters. If you don't want to part with your beloved Scrabble set, you can purchase batches of Scrabble tiles on eBay for little more than five bucks.


  • Scrabble tiles (64-100 for a set of four)
  • Cork board or cardboard and felt
  • Hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Mod Podge or a stronger sealant (polyurethane)
  • Grosgrain ribbon (the width of a Scrabble tile's height)

To learn the steps,

Here's how:

  1. Take out a pen and paper and brainstorm some four- or five-letter words related to drinks (wine, cafe, pinot, etc.) that you'd like to use on your coasters. Play with their configurations, and come up with a blueprint for your letter arrangements, either 4-x-4 tiles or 5-x-5.
  2. Measure the dimensions of your square of tiles, and cut the corkboard or cardboard accordingly.
  3. If you're using cardboard, cut a piece of felt to the same size and glue it to the cardboard base.
  4. Glue your Scrabble-tile arrangement to your base. Let dry.
  5. Seal the top of the tiles with Mod Podge. Let dry.
  6. Glue the grosgrain ribbon around edge of the coaster. Let dry.
  7. Uncork some vino and drink up!

You can also purchase new Scrabble tiles from Hasbro, but it's best to recycle! Try thrift stores, yard sales, and eBay for vintage ones.


frankfieldman frankfieldman 9 years
Well, that's an nice eco-friendly idea excepting the retro factor which that oldschool tablegames radiates when pulled of a dark oak for myself considers the use of that retro flair while a game with some friends...
owlchicka owlchicka 9 years
That is many levels of awesome!
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
oh i love this!! I am going to pull my old game out this weekend and try to work on this. why didn't I think of that?!? thanks casa
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
great idea - good use of those boards you find in thrift store that are missing a few pieces!
Princesskitty22 Princesskitty22 9 years
I might actually try to make these. :) So cute, I love Scrabble!
bluecanary bluecanary 9 years
Very cute! Lintatous - that board is genius, I may have to make that for a friend of mine (we play scrabble online together).
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 9 years
I'm making these as gifts for people. I love it!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
Love, love, love these! Scrabble is one of my most beloved games, and I think the idea of the coasters is witty :-)
nancita nancita 9 years
These are so cute! I love that you spelled out drinks with the letters. They would be cute regardless, but that just takes it to a whole other level.
lintacious lintacious 9 years
I made a scrabble Bulletin Board! Same idea, but I prefer spray adhesive to hot glue guns. And this is a bit more interactive and useful. I have the .psd file of the scrabble board if anyone is interested. I simply printed it out on two sheets of paper at home and glued them together. It is seameless on the posterboard.
emalove emalove 9 years
So cute! I want to make these for my dad, he's a Scrabble fanatic!
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I like it, cute idea!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Cute idea!
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