Monday, November 03, 2008

scrabble pendants!

update-some of you have asked about the chains. they are silver boxed chains 16 inches long. my friend got them from this link. she said they were the best price with the best shipping.
This is a good one! These make great gifts for little girls, friends, moms, & even grandmas.
I know the cutest girl that goes to my church. She does a craft once a month, and this month she showed us how to make these necklaces. She also has her own blog that she just started, and she ALSO makes these really great boards.

I'll saved one to make at home so I could show you...



Your not going to believe that these little pendants are made of scrabble tiles!
I asked her where she got these, and she said ebay and etsy sell them so you don't have to go buy the game.



Put a coat of Elmers glue on the back side of your tile. The side without the letter.



Then stick it to a piece of scrap booking paper.




To make sure you have the tile where you want it, hold it up to the light. I wanted my tile right next to those 3 pretty little flowers.





Wait till the glue is dried. This will only take a few minutes.
Then place your paper on a cutting board. Cut around the tile through the paper with an exact-o knife.







Your tile will be left with some rough edges from the paper.



To take care of the rough edges we need to sand them down. You can do this with one of those metal nail files, or I just had some sand paper in the garage that I used. Start from the top of the tile where the paper is glued and sand down. So from the top down.

I know this is a terrible picture. You try sanding a tile, while taking a picture, without a tripod. Don't get me crap about it....



do I look like I am in the mood?

(ha ha i think i am so funny. i am now no better than my 15 year old sister and her friends who take pictures of themselves all day and post them on myspace. this face is scary...it really scares my husband. i am just trying to keep you and myself entertained here. this is the longest post ever! holy cow my rear end hurts from sitting here!)


Next cover the front of your tile and the sides with one of my very best friends modge podge.



Wait till that dries. It won't take long.
Then cover the top of your tile with Diamond Glaze (here is a link for diamond glaze), starting from the outside working your way in. Do not use too much. Just enough to cover the top.
You will probably end up with a few tiny little bubbles. So take a needle or something sharp and pop them. Some of them were a little hard to pop, so I just carefully scooted them off.


This will take a few hours to dry. When it's dry put a little drop of super glue on the back of your silver bail. These can be found on ebay or etsy as well. Here is an etsy shop that I found that sells them.



Stick it to the back of your tile. Let it dry just a few minutes and your done!

These are so fun to make! So go get the stuff, invite your friends over, and have a little scrabble pendant making party!

TIP- One last thing. If you look on etsy they have these really great craft making kits sometimes. They give you all the stuff to make whever it is you want and instructions as well. I think I might start a little shop like this. Anyway here is a great link to one for these scrabble tile pendants kits.


32 comments:

The Popes said...

okay . . this post i LOVE!! people are so dang creative . . seriously!! maybe i'll start scoping out garage sales or the DI for game pieces. such a fun, creative, trendy little necklace. yup . .looks like if i can find these pieces . .my sisters are getting these for christmas!!

Kelly said...

ahhhh! I'll take you off probation! ha! I didn't think you'd look at see that...so rude! You're ideas are great!

jeff and pam said...

oh wow. Tanya. . .I don't know if I could do this one. . .but I really want to try it. . . I love those. I would make a bunch for myself before giving any away :)

Daisha said...

You never cease to amaze tanya, those are so cute!! We need to have you guys for dinner soon!

Ashby Family said...

i think you look hot in this that picture. your camera takes great shots of little things! another fun craft!

Kelly Munns said...

two words...LOVE IT! finally a picture of you! i was laughing so hard at this post. you must've been in a pretty crazy mood to 1)take a picture of yourself 2)post it and 3) not delete it. your hair is so long, i'm jealous!

Ashley and Nolan said...

Way to go, I love it so much, and will try to do it. Mach pach or however you spell it is my worst enemy as most crafts are, but we'll see.

Kelly said...

okay, so I totally went out and bought what I think is the right stuff to make these...just where did you get the little chain. In the meantime I have backups, but really the chain is just perfect.

RaeAnn said...

very cool. i was looking and waiting for the modge podge, and there it was, right where I expected it to be in the middle of your post. can I put my order it?

chelsea said...

Oooh! I want one SO bad.

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Wendy D said...

I love this! Wow thanks for the great idea, and I cracked up when you took a picture of yourself to describe your mood :)

The Jen said...

love this!!! where do you get the chain?

The Popes said...

okay i've obviously been to the craft store to try and get supplies for these cute things :) can i ask . .if you modge podge the whole front and sides of the pendent . . then what's the point of the diamond glaze?? does it make the front shiny?? so if diamond glaze is a necessity . .they obviously don't carry it at the joanns here .. is it something i can get at walmart or michaels . . or only online? i'm pretty sure i had one more question :) . .oh ya . .is there something similar to diamond glaze that i could just pick up at joanns?? i guess i don't really know what it does. okay .. enough annoying questions for today :)

Kelly said...

thanks for all of your help...in answer to someone else's question below, the diamond glaze is a must because it gives the pendant a puffy, finished look...I went to Hobby Lobby and bought "Triple Thick" Brilliant brush-on gloss glaze, diamond, non-yellowing clear finish...I think it's an equivalent.


SECONDLY-TANYA, since I'm currently obsessed with you, I also need your hair. I think I'm going to get a cut and go back to bangs this Friday. We also live far enough away to where I think you wouldn't have to see my copy cat. I really like it in your family pick on the top of the blog...do you have a bigger pic of the same style that I could print off and take to the hair dresser? aack! you're totally off probation... if so, my email is ellom8@hotmail.com
aack!

Ashby Family said...

can i put in a request for a fun thanksgiving craft to do with a 4 year old?
:)
I'm not kidding.

Kimberly, Dan & Carter Black said...

You are so creative! I love all your craft post! You really need to open a online store. You are so good! I am going to give this one a try. Thanks!

Bessie said...

Tanya LOVE the idea.... i'm going to attempt to make them. Thanks for the great idea!!

Suzette Coates said...

When do you have time to do this stuff and them post about it? I have a friend who makes those necklaces and she uses rope but put a hole in the wood. Yours look great. I love mine too! I wear mine all the time. I miss you like crazy and hope to talk to you soon.

Love ya girl,
Suz

Angie (Angelica Grace Designs) said...

What a cute idea! Love those!
Blessings, Angie Seaman
www.angelicagracedesigns.com/blog/
www.angelicagracedesigns.com

ThriftyDecorChick said...

This is SO much easier than I thought it would be and I love it!! I'm going to have to try it. So cool!

islandmom said...

I'm just a random person, but I love your blog and LOVE the crafty tutorials! THANKS for all of your work on this one! I love it and can't wait to try it myself!!! :)

A Dusty Frame said...

Very cool! Thanks for the tutorial.

Kristen said...

I so love these. And you are a funny one!

Brenbren said...

I LOVE IT!

Hand and Love said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. It´s very useful for me, especially information about the silver bail. I´ve visited the etsy shop that sell the silver bail and not be sure what size of the silver bail you used for the scrabble pendant: big or small?

Jessica Feely Photography said...

Thank you thank you thank you for posting this tutorial!! These are just darling and I am so excited you could show people like me how to do this! (I am NOT a crafty person!)

Thanks again!

Jessica

Ruby said...

Thanks for sharing the great information about creating the Pendants.

QuiltingFitzy said...

What's better than your blog? The fact that you gave links for the products. Very good!

You can also you the Dimensional Mod Podge instead of Diamond Glaze, and experiment with all kinds of game tiles. WalMart has resin dominoes for $2!

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