A few months ago, I (intentionally) destroyed a game of Scrabble in order to make hallway art using the names of everyone in my family.
Mmmmmake coasters! Duh!
I tried to make sure that each coaster had at least one "inspirational" or "fun" 4 letter word - such as HOPE and LOVE above - but ended up with a few gems thrown in there too (like Fern, Aura, and Ador). Probably a good idea to scan your coaster before you start gluing to make sure you don't have any offensive words or expletives.
Here's my work space. Go figure, there I am, drinking coffee, coaster-less! I was prepared with a hot glue gun, about 3 tubes of super glue, and an old W magazine.
One at a time, I transferred each scrabble tile to the W magazine. The first tile got glued down, but after that, instead of focusing the glue on the magazine (which would give you a flimsy coaster), I glued them to each other (which also glued them to the magazine in the process).
After they were done, I flipped them over and used an exacto knife to cut off the magazine at the edges (but the bottom of each coaster still features a page from W Magazine).
In the end, I must say, this was quite a pretty project! It should take around 30 minutes, provided that you're not clumsy like me (I glued my fingers together once, no lie).
I tied them up in twine and sent them off to a fellow coffee-and-tea-drinking-friend in Texas!
So how about everyone else? I've got leftover scrabble tiles... what shall I do?! I'm envisioning a necklace or more art. Thoughts? Anyone have a link to a good scrabble project? :)