Magnetic Scrabble letter Message Board
Scrabble letters are pretty popular these days. I think it is quirky way to spell out messages. Well before the scrabble letter craze my husband’s family members were scrabble enthusiasts, especially my father in law. As much as a I love writing and word crafting I just cannot stand the game. I haven’t quite figured out why, maybe because I am awful at spelling. Whenever they play I am on Peter’s team and am the designated letter-drawer because that is about all I am good for. As a tribute to his love for scrabble, I made this magnetic scrabble letter message board for my Father in law for Christmas.
It was easy-peasy and fun to make! (I had much more fun with this than the game, I must say.) All did was buy a big frame (14x10 I think) and spray the glass with magnetic spray paint. As a tip, if you have never used the magnetic spray paint, it takes A LOT of paint to get a strong magnetic connection. I did 8 or 9 coats of the stuff and was still a little disappointed at the lack of magnetic pull. So, if you attempt this or a similar project be ready to use nearly the entire can of the stuff. I found the scrabble letters online. All the listing said was “100 scrabble letters” so I was nervous that all the letters would not be included, you know that the shipment would come with all the letter “A” or something, but it was a complete set, even including 2 blank tiles! Then I cut pieces of self-adhesive magnetic strips and attached them to the back of the tiles. And viola! A Christmas present that screamed my father in law. He immediately began spelling words with it, a true scrabble maniac! He says he plans to practice on his trick words for the next family game night. Maybe this gift will backfire on me.