SCRABBLE the Christmas Tree: Joyful DIY Scrabble Tile Ornaments

Joyful DIY Scrabble Tile Ornaments

'Tis the season for Christmas tree decorations and everybody's favorite board game— SCRABBLE!

Okay, that was too ebullient on my part.

I have to admit, as much as I love a good game of holiday Scrabble, I consider myself to be somewhat of a Christmas grinch. At least, when it comes to decorating the Christmas tree.

Most decorations are usually cheesy and overly sappy, not to mention shiny. It drives me nuts. They remind me of people who have gold teeth, when they don't need gold teeth. It reminds me of those dreaded bling-bling wearing Bratz Dolls. When I think of Christmas tree decorations, I think of low-riding vehicles with hydraulics, bouncing obnoxiously up and down, up and down, up and down.

I hate glitter.
I hate tinsel.
I hate little Rudolphs whose noses lights up.
I hate anything that could blind men when I turn a light on.

I'm kind of a Christmas decoration grinch. Anyone could attest to this.

I like simplicity.

Even Christmas lights can irritate me. 

Okay, so I lied— I like Christmas lights. But that's as far as I go when it comes to extravagant Christmas tree decorations.

Fake snow's okay.

And Scrabble. But there are no Scrabble decorations, so who cares, right?


This year I can enjoy decorating the Christmas tree, thanks to Alicia Parsons, aka Atypical Type A. My addiction can now be incorporated into something less pleasant to me, thanks to her awesome Scrabble ornaments.

On her website, she shares her secret for repurposing Scrabble tiles, which are reinvented into creative little Christmas tree ornaments, as part of her 12 Days of Christmas Crafts. Seriously, these Scrabble decorations are perfect for any Scrabbler's Christmas tree—even mine!

SCRABBLE the Christmas Tree: Joyful DIY Scrabble Tile Ornaments

Materials Needed

To recreate these ingenious Scrabble tile ornaments, you'll need:

  • Scrabble tiles
  • A power drill with fine bit
  • Metal skewer
  • Thread
  • Needle

SCRABBLE the Christmas Tree: Joyful DIY Scrabble Tile Ornaments


SCRABBLE the Christmas Tree: Joyful DIY Scrabble Tile Ornaments


Some good ideas for the ornaments:

  • JOY
  • HOPE
  • NOEL
  • SNOW

See the full Scrabble tile ornament tutorial over at Atypical Type A.

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Could be used as personalized Christmas ornaments. Great post!

How do you drill through them without the tile cracking? What size bit?

I wouldn't go over 1/16 for the drill bit size, and for actually drilling the holes, Maggie over at Generally Creative has a good method...

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