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I had a whole bag of scrabble tiles leftover from another project (more on that another time) that were crying out to be repurposed. I’ll be going through a few ideas over the coming weeks. First up, we have fridge magnets:

Scrabble tile magnets happy day

You could spell out lovely messages according to what’s being displayed (as with the invitation above) or go a bit more practical as in the examples below:

Scrabble tile magnets shopping

Scrabble tile magnets dinner

Although I have to admit the lack of punctuation in this last one offends the pedant in me.

Grammar aside, here’s the so-simple-I-wonder-why-I-did-a-tutorial instructions:

You will need:

  • scrabble tiles (I bought mine here)
  • strong magnets (I bought mine here)
  • superglue

InstructionsScrabble tile magnets tutorial

1. Apply small dab of glue onto reverse of tile.

2. Press magnet into glue. Allow to dry.

What would you like to spell out with your magnets?

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33 Responses

  • I posted a link to this in my Weekly Favourites post on my blog – http://the-red-deer.blogspot.com/2011/01/weekly-favourites_23.html

    • Thanks so much, Alicia!

  • I absolutely LOVE this :) I’m going to make these this afternoon!!

    • Happy crafting, Anne Marie!

  • Shauna

    I love this idea. Do you think that they would scratch a stainless refrigerator? My bulldog clip magnets have, and now I’m magnet-shy. Thanks!

    • The backs of the magnets are smooth so they might be OK. I don’t have a stainless fridge though, so I can’t make any guarantees. Perhaps try them on an inconspicuous part of the fridge first.

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  • Thanks for this !

    So good that I’ve spoke about this in my blog also:
    http://generationnelles.blogspot.com/2011/05/creation-recyclez-votre-vieux-scrabble.html

  • this is great! thank you!

  • LOVE this idea! I’m going to check out our Local Goodwill for old scrabble games

  • Hello there!

    I just had to post about this! Love it!

  • Such a cute idea!! And what a great gift to someone who loves scrabble and/or words with friends.

    • Great point, Amanda, it would make a great little gift :)

  • viktoria

    What size are the magnets that you used? I could only find big black ones at Hobby Lobby! Will try Michaels tomorrow, but realize I may need to order from someone on Etsy.

    • Hi Viktoria, if you click on the link to where I purchased the magnets it will tell you all the details about size and strength. Sorry, I’m in Australia so I don’t know about availability at those US craft stores. Good luck!

  • jeannie

    Why don’t you use magnetic tape roll?

    • Hi Jeannie

      You’re right, that would work too. Although it’s not as strong so it would work best if you weren’t planning to use them to hold anything to the fridge.

  • Chiaravon

    That’s brilliant! I love recycling scrabble pieces. It’s perfect for whiteboards and bulletin boards too. Thanks for sharing!

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