The idea for this project came from Tim’s supreme ability to compromise with me. I love letters. I like those metal or plastic letters you can just put somewhere (they sell them at Urban Outfitters or Anthropology for example) and I’ve seen pillows sewn into the shape of letters that I love.
Tim doesn’t like either of those things, BUT Tim likes scrabble. He came up with the idea of having a grid of over sized scrabble letters as an art piece in our living room. Great idea.
Here's how it went down!
1. Cut wood squares (we used 9.5" x 9.5"squares cut for us from Home Depot) and sand the corners to make them slightly rounded, just like Scrabble tiles. Print out a high-res picture of the letter you would like in approximately the same size as the wood square. (I got my high-res image here.)
2. Scribble pencil on the back of your printed letter. You only have to scribble on the parts where the letter and number are. Basically, it turns the print out into homemade carbon transfer paper.
3. Put your printed tile (right side up) on top of your wood square.
4. Carefully trace the edges of the Scrabble letter and number. Push hard and try not to go outside of the printed black part. You'll end up with a light grey tracing of the Scrabble letter.
5. Paint the letter in with black acrylic paint. This could possibly take forever, but it's worth it :)
6. Wait for the paint to dry, then flip the wood over. Measure the half way point near the top and make a mark with your pencil.
7. Hammer on your picture hanging hardware. (I got mine from Michael's.) Then you have one tile all done! Just keep going until you
Just hang them up and....
Three days, $50, and we have awesome wall art :)