You can create fun seasonal decor when you Paint Fall Scrabble art. Paint simple wood squares and turn them into this Autumn inspired art. You can easily switch out the painted motifs and lettering for different seasons.
This DIY Scrabble wood tile art is a fairly quick and easy project that is reversible and can be made with any word you wish. Easy to paint, crackle, and distressed finish for your rustic, farmhouse, and/or cottage decor.
Paint a pumpkin on one side and a Fall inspired leaf on the other
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Surface for DIY Scrabble Tiles
Let’s get started on our DIY Scrabble tile art…I used a 1″ x 6″ pine board, just plain builders lumber from our local lumberyard. I trimmed it at 5.5″ intervals so they are nearly square.
As you may know, regular lumber may be called a 1 x 6 but it does not measure that. You could also use a 2 x 6 for thicker tiles. Or you can use wrapped canvas’, you will just need a way to stabilize them to stand like a faux scrabble tile tray.
Stain Wood Tiles
Once I had the squares cut I stained them with a dark oak stain, any dark stain will work.
Apply Crackle Medium
Once the stain is dry apply the crackle medium (this is optional). Some use Elmer’s white glue but I prefer the consistency of a crackle medium.
Let the Crackle coat dry thoroughly.
Paint over Crackle
Apply a coat of white paint or color of choice. Let dry, as it dries the crackling will occur.
Distress sand Scrabble Tiles
Let the white coat dry completely then take a sander or sandpaper and sand each tile a bit to distress them, work a bit more around the edges.
Next trace your letters and design. I print out the letters with my printer using Microsoft Word then I transfer them to the tiles with graphite paper…
You can see the faint outline on the tiles below.
Do you want a quick and easy way to create the letters? This stencil set is perfect!
You can distress the letters with a bit of sandpaper if you design to give them a more rustic look.
There you have your Fall Scrabble Tiles to add to your decor.
You can use them on your mantel, with a porch display, or in a vignette on a tabletop… Or even coasters if you put an exterior varathane finish on them. I like Rustoleum Spar Urethane Outdoor.
I wish you Happy Painting!