DIY Wedding Ideas: Scrabble Coasters Tutorial

scrabble coasters

Love words? Love handmade? Looking for unique DIY wedding ideas? You will be smitten with these DIY Scrabble Coasters!

Not only are they a cinch to make, they are inexpensive and tres chic!

If you are having a small wedding, why not use these as name cards that double as favors? They would also make fabulous bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts.

For each coaster you will need:

DIY Scrabble Coasters Tutorial

Pick out your tiles.

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Pick out letters for desired name.

scrabble tile project

Paint name letters with aging glaze or stain and let dry.

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Place tiles on cork board and trace around them with a pencil. (If you are in a hurry, skip this step and simply add carpenter’s glue to cork board.)

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Remove tiles and add carpenter’s glue to cork board inside the traced square.

scrabble diy coaster Add Scrabble tiles to the cork board, beginning in the corner. Pay attention to the letters – you might inadvertently create some swear words.

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diy coaster Using an Xacto knife, cut around the tiles. Try to get as close to the edge as possible.

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Let dry. (You can give it another coat if you want.)

scrabble coaster diy

Use as name cards at your wedding, or give as bridesmaid or groomsmen gifts!

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  1. Posted by Brittany Bosworth on September 13th, 2011 at 6:55am

    I LOVE this idea! And it could be used for everything from weddings, to bridal showers or even birthday parties - love it!
  2. Posted by Dulce DeLeon on September 14th, 2011 at 10:41am

    Great project. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Posted by Christina on September 14th, 2011 at 12:22pm

    You're welcome Dulce!
  4. Posted by heather oliver on September 19th, 2011 at 9:26pm

    love this craft idea for my mops group! we are using a game theme this year so this would be perfect!
  5. Posted by Ann on October 14th, 2011 at 10:32pm

    Wish I would have found your wonderful tutorial before the wedding we went to last weekend. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm thinking Christmas.
  6. Posted by Christina on October 15th, 2011 at 12:46pm

    Ann, definitely a fun Christmas gift!
  7. Posted by Dani Marie on October 20th, 2011 at 9:35am

    I just wanted to let you know I included this in my 2011 Ultimate DIY Gift Guide (101 tutorials/recipes)! :)
  8. Posted by Christina on October 20th, 2011 at 1:55pm

    Cool! A great list Dani Marie. Thanks for compiling it!
  9. Posted by Laurie on December 1st, 2011 at 1:00pm

    I've started this project and am having fun! Years ago I picked up a couple of Scrabble games at yard sales, and now I have use for the extra tiles!
  10. Posted by didimm on December 4th, 2011 at 4:57pm

    Finally just found what to do with my scrabble game and that the glasses don't ruin my new furniture ;)
  11. Posted by pdxer on December 8th, 2011 at 2:52pm

    Just wondering--are these coasters floppy or is the cork strong enough to hold everything in place?
  12. Posted by Mercedes on December 10th, 2011 at 3:39pm

    I love this idea! My mom is a serious crossword puzzle lady :) I found this post just in time to make them this weekend and send her a set for Christmas. Wonderful idea!
  13. Posted by Lisa on May 5th, 2012 at 9:28am

    This is a great project! Do you have any suggestions on how to customise this for long names, like Charlotte? At some point you might end up with a really large coaster...
  14. Posted by Christina on May 5th, 2012 at 3:55pm

    Hi Lisa.. You can just wrap the names like I did for 'Madeline' (as seen in photo).
  15. Posted by Katrine on August 3rd, 2012 at 5:08am

    Hi! :)
    I love this so much, I featured it in a blog post! :D Keep up the great work :)

    Here's the link:

    Katrine :)
  16. Posted by Arlene on June 8th, 2013 at 5:51pm

    I absolutlely love the tiles idea. Thank you for the tutorial.
  17. Posted by amber on January 25th, 2014 at 9:25pm

    I love this idea so much!!! Thank you for the tutorial !! Definitely going to do this :) !!
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