Wednesday, February 17, 2010


I had originally planned to have this done by Valentine's Day. I even ordered the tiles on eBay more than a week ahead of time...but I didn't get them in the mail until today.

This little number is made from Scrabble tiles, a Dollar Tree picture frame (it's actually pretty nice!), and a strip of fabric.

I slapped this together using Mod Podge within a few minutes today and set it on my husband's little shelf in our bedroom for him to find when he came home this evening. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I actually saw it on U Create...though I've made some small changes: I spaced the tiles a little bit, and my tiles are inside of the frame glued to the fabric rather than on top of the glass. I went to the dollar store looking for this specific type of frame - one that has the glass an inch or two from the backing. I can't even tell you how excited I was that they did, in fact, carry the frame I had my heart set on. God bless the Dollar Tree.

It was a very appropriate project for me since I'm a Scrabble fanatic. The game is one of the only things that I am freakishly talented at, I have a gift for anagramming. My husband boycotted playing against me years ago because he can't stand being on an infinite losing streak (and recently my brother has joined my husband's union).

When my husband came home from training, he saw it right away and said "Oh this is nice, I like it!" Then after a few minutes he added "This is your way of trying to be sweet when you're really saying 'I love you honey, but remember that you will never beat me at Scrabble'."

Life in the Pitts


Lanie Ree on February 17, 2010 at 11:01 PM said...

I absolutely love this! So cute.

Jon Paul on February 17, 2010 at 11:10 PM said...

That's so funny! Nice gift, but I can relate to your husband's comment.

I am the scrabble maniac in my family, and my wife pretty well relegates me to the garage if I so much as suggest a game anymore. Sore loser! I tried playing with the dog but that didn't work so well. My last hope is waiting until my two year-old grows up.

Hmmm--Now you got me thinking. We do have an anniversary coming up. Maybe a scrabble giftt is in order. :D

Rachel on February 18, 2010 at 12:45 AM said...

Glad you like it Lanie :)

Jon - you're too funny. The ironic thing with my husband is that a few years back he actually gave me a wooden Deluxe Scrabble set for our anniversary...yet he won't even play it with me! I'm forced to turn to the Internet and play Literati against strangers instead.

Anonymous said...

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