Introduction: SCRABBLE Ornament

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My dear friend had her first child this year and I wanted to make her an ornament for her  childs' first Christmas tree. Some years ago my friend and I were on a "girls" vacation at Lake Placid, New York, it was just this same time of year, winter, pre 
Christmas. We stayed at a wonderful place, snow everywhere and a fireplace around every corner. In the evening we would have dinner, grab some hot cider and play scrabble. I thought it would be a good idea to incorporate a memory into her baby girls gift.The babies name is Avery but as I was setting out the letters I realized that if I put a bit of space between the A & the V,  I could incorporate a Christmas message. A Very Merry Christmas. 

Another good friend saw the ornament and liked it so much that I thought it would be fun to make Christmas tree ornaments for her entire family.

Step 1: Supplies

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The supplies are basic as long as you have an old scrabble game
letter tiles
tile holders
glue (I use epoxy)
screw eyes (tiny)
ribbon
Also markers or metallic markers if you 
want to date or write message. 

Step 2: Mora

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I began with Mora's ornament. Select letters........
It just so happened that my friend is Spanish/Italian so everyone has lots of vowels in their 
names! Mora, Joaquin, Vittorio, Aleli, Francesco and my friend, Violeta (By the time I got to Violeta I ran out of "V"s, so her ornament has a blank tile in place of the V. 

Step 3:

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Cut tile holder to represent the length of the name.

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I used a gold metallic marker to add the year to the tile holder

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I used tiny screw eyes in each end of the tile holder, The wood split a bit but when I glue the letters in place the glue will also hold the wood together. 

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Mix the epoxy and place on back and bottom edge of each letter tile.

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Place all tiles in tile holder

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when glue dries tie ribbon to create hanger for your ornament.

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This is such an easy and fun way to create an in expensive, awesome, memento that can be used as a Christmas tree decoration or for what ever kind of name placement you like. 

Comments

sunshiine (author)2012-12-20

Very nice! Thanks for sharing your hard work!
sunshiine

Lorddrake (author)2012-12-19

very creative.

Thanks

violeta epstein (author)2012-12-19

too damn cute. too bad everyone is not named Avery. I LOVE it for any name!

Ha Ha thank You blank IO...xo

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-12-19

Oh, this is cute! I love that you put them on those little tray things and added a little personalization with the year! It's the little things...

Thanks!!!!

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