15 Awesome Uses for Scrabble Tiles (Besides Playing the Game)

Who else loves alphabet art? I love finding awesome things to make with scrabble tiles. Scrabble is one of my favorite board games, but somehow, I’ve ended up with several boards over the years. I wasn’t sure what to do with them until I scoured Pinterest and found some amazing uses for Scrabble tiles.

Prepare to be amazed by a whole bunch of different ideas on what you can make with scrabble tiles! And I mean it! Some of the ideas on this list would have NEVER crossed my mind. Don’t you admire how creative some people could be with just Scrabble tiles? I’m in awe every day.

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Cool Things to Make with Scrabble Tiles

So, the next time you see a Scrabble game at a yard sale or thrift store, pick it up! Take it home and turn those tiles into something gorgeous. Many of these crafts make great unique handmade gifts for bookish friends and fellow word nerds!

1. Use Scrabble Tiles on a Personalized Keychain or a Backpack Charm

Make a name keychain or backpack charm for the kids. This is the perfect little gift when you’re giving your child a copy of the house key.

But, be cautious about leaving your kids’ names somewhere, where everyone could see. Younger children could easily approach a stranger if they call them by their name. Use the Scrabble tiles to write inspiring or fun words for Keychains or Backpack charms, too! Give it a try!

scrabble tile keychain

2. Dishwasher Magnet From Scrabble Tiles You Didn’t Even Know You Needed

Don’t know whether the dishes in the dishwasher are ready to be used? This scrabble tile dishwasher magnet solves that problem. Just turn the magnet around depending on whether the dishes are clean or dirty. Isn’t that just pure genius?

scrabble tile dishwash magnets

3. Brilliant Uses For Scrabble Tiles: Initial Cuff Links

If you’re into a DIY gift for a man, I have you covered! Make a pair of initial cuff links for your dad or husband for Father’s Day, a birthday, or any other special occasion. Nifty, easy to make and they look SO FUN!! A great bonus is that’s a great project to do with kids.

Scrabble Tiles Initial Cuff Links

4. Genius Scrabble Tile Project – DIY Garden Markers

I’d guess that you’d never considered using Scrabble tiles in your garden. But what if there’s a way to make your garden even more fun? Well, there is!

Scrabble tiles make the cutest little garden markers! Glue them to paint sticks or popsicle sticks, and place them around your veggies, flowers, and herbs. Neat and sweet!

scrabble tile garden markers

5. Colorful Scrabble Tile Nameplates

Make colorful nameplates for your child’s room or for your desk at work. It’s a great craft project to keep your kids busy with some Scrabble tiles and practice writing their names of your family members’ names. This would make a great, easy gift for someone, too! There are so many different fun uses for Scrabble tiles, it’s fascinating!

scrabble tile name holders

6. Uses for Scrabble Tiles Everyone Needs In Their Life – DIY Scrabble Tile Coasters

Tired of water circles on your tables? Are your cup coasters not fun anymore? Or are you looking for a way to keep the kids busy, while you put dinner in the oven? Well, I have a fun project idea for you. Make yourself a set of scrabble tile coasters. No one wants drink rings on their furniture, right?

scrabble tile glass coasters

7. Christmas Scrabble Tile Projects To Make This Christmas – DIY Let It Snow Ornament

Decorating the Christmas tree is one of the most exciting parts of Christmas. And adding new ornaments to the collection every year is a must, especially if you have small kiddos.

You need this gorgeous Let It Snow ornament on your Christmas tree this year. Isn’t this just a genius holiday decoration idea? A few Scrabble tiles, some fake snow, and – voila! Your new ornament is beautifully done and ready to be put on the tree.

Just think of all the other fun words and phrases you can spell out to celebrate the season, like:

  • Merry Christmas
  • Merry Little Christmas
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Christmas is Coming
  • Christmas is Here
  • Sparkle and Shine
  • Peace, Joy, and Love
  • Joy to the World
  • Merry and Bright
  • Ho Ho Ho
  • Santa’s Workshop
  • Santa’s Little Helper
  • Santa Stop Here
  • Reindeer Parking
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Naughty or Nice?
  • Eat, Drink & Be Merry
  • Comfort and Joy
  • Silent Night, Holy Night
  • O Christmas Tree
  • Under the Mistletoe

DIY Let It Snow Christmas Tree Ornament

8. Geeky Wedding DIY Ideas – Use Scrabble Tiles As A Wedding Cake Topper

If your significant other is into board and word games just like you are, then you’re going to love this creative, romantic, and absolutely adorable idea on how to use Scrabble tiles for your wedding. Didn’t think it was possible? You’ll be surprised by the end result!

If you and your significant other are total word nerds, a Scrabble tile wedding cake topper is the perfect fit for you. Add your own twist like the color or bows, and your unique wedding cake will be looking amazing!

Scrabble Tiles As A Wedding Cake Topper

9. Wear Your Favorite Board Game – Use Scrabble Tiles To Make A Name Bracelet

We, girls, love accessories. They are our kryptonite. We have boxes full of them and we buy more and more. But there is not a single person in this world that could say that Scrabble tile jewelry is not a good idea.

A name bracelet would make a great casual addition to your wardrobe. For short names, add spacers between each letter. This clever gal has her name on one side and her hubby’s on the other.

Use Scrabble Tiles To Make A Name Bracelet

10. Fun Uses For Scrabble Tiles – Create Your Own Push Pins

If you’re looking for a fun project to do with the kiddos, I got you covered! Get your supplies out because you’ll be having some fun.

Easily turn those Scrabble tiles into push pins with a little bit of glue! Use them around the house to pin-up event invitations and party photos.

scrabble tiles Push Pins

11. Ladies Night Conversation Starter – Make The Cutest Wine Charms With Scrabble Tiles

Having a ladies’ night at your place? Here’s how you can impress the girls with your latest craft project. Grab some beads, some Scrabble tiles, and some wire rings are all you need to make these lovely wine charms. Enjoy your favorite drink with the girls and admire your craft. Could it get any better than this?

Wine Charms With Scrabble Tiles and blue beads

Photo courtesy of Living Like the Kings (inactive)

12. Make A Scrabble Tile Frame For Picture or Mirror

You wouldn’t have thought of that by yourself, would you? I know I didn’t until I stumbled on this awesome Scrabble tile project.

Decorate a mirror frame or photo frame with scrabble tiles, and hide words that are meaningful to you and your family. Or make the words the accent. This makes a great personalized gift for a loved one or to put in your bedroom.


13. Make Lockers Magnets For Your Kids Out of Scrabble Tiles

How many times have your children used words that you don’t understand the meaning of? Or use an acronym of something ridiculous? I’ve found these so funny at times, I can’t hold myself from laughing. Tell me I am not the only one who’s cracked up by things like this.

So, after a recent experience just as the one I described above, I stumbled on a fun idea I decided to do myself, too.

Add some flair to your kids’ lockers at school with these acronym magnets. I am sure they will help you with slang ideas whose existence you’d never suspected. Ah, life with kids is so fun!

Make Lockers Magnets For Your Kids

14. DIY Scrabble Tile Menu Board To Organize Your Meals For The Week

Do you make your own meal plans? Because I know how important it is for me to have it all visually laid out in a way, I can easily understand what I need and what I have to do. That’s exactly the reason I am showing you a way to organize it in a chic and simple matter. Make a DIY menu board with Scrabble tiles for each letter of the week.

DIY Scrabble Tile Menu Board

Photo from So You Think You Are Crafty (Inactive)

15. The Geekiest Vase Filler Ever – Put Scrabble Tiles In Your Vases

If you have loads of Scrabble tiles, use them as a vase filler. They look lovely with real or artificial flowers, or even the branches your kiddo brought from your last walk.

And if you’re looking for more ideas about what to put in your vases, check the vase fillers we have here, too!

Scrabble Tiles In Vases as a vase filler

The Most Creative Uses Of Scrabble Tiles You Could Find Online

Don’t you just love all those ideas on things you can create with Scrabble tiles? Now, I know that I am going to use all of those extra boxes of Scrabble I was left with after college. And I am also sure I am going to stalk every garage sale for old board games now 🙂

Which of these brilliant Scrabble tile projects are you going to try first?

Are you looking for more fun ideas? We’ve got you covered with a whole bunch of ideas from One Crazy House:


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