How to Make Scrabble Ornaments

Scrabble ornaments are the perfect way to surprise the Scrabble fan on your Christmas list. If you make enough Scrabble board letters, you can also write a few words on the Christmas tree.

Scrabble ornaments can be made to look just like the original Scrabble board game pieces, complete with the point value added to the wooden square.

How to Make Scrabble Ornaments
Making Scrabble ornaments is so easy that you can make the ornaments today and hang them tomorrow.


  • Scrabble game or several game pieces for comparison
  • Wood strips
  • Varnish
  • Block letters
  • Brown paint
  • 2" paintbrush
  • Artist's paintbrush
  • Stencils in block lettering (several sizes)
  • Twine
  • Hot glue

Purchase wood strips at your local lumber yard. The wood strips should be as wide as you'd like your ornaments to be. Buying a strip of wood rather than a board means you will only have to make one cut in the board to make the correct size ornament. Most lumber yards will be happy to rip a board down to any size that you need.

If you want a three inch by three inch ornament, purchase wood strips that are three inches wide, about ¼ to ½ inch thick and as long as you like.

Once you have cut the blocks, use fine sandpaper to buff up the cut ends. Use stencils to create a block letter in the center of the piece of wood. Remember to add a teeny number for the point value of the letter on the block as well. Trace the letters and numbers onto each block, then use the artist's brush to paint them. When the paint has dried, varnish the block of wood, including the sides and back.

When the varnish has dried, cut a six-inch piece of twine and hot glue it to the back of the ornament as a hanger. These larger Scrabble pieces are perfect on a full-size tree

Ornaments Made from Scrabble Game Pieces
If you have a tabletop tree you want to display in the family room or game room of the house, you can turn old Scrabble game pieces into ornaments. Use a thinner twine or light brown embroidery thread to create loops for hanging. Just hot glue the loops to the back, and you're done.

Hang a Message on the Tree
Using a tabletop tree and Scrabble game pieces is a great way to offer a message to family or guests. Add simple words and messages to the tree, such as:

  • Merry Christmas
  • Happy Holidays
  • Welcome Home
  • Santa Was Here
  • Donations Accepted (place a cup beneath the tree)
  • I love You
  • Will You Marry Me (hang the engagement ring on the tree, as well)
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