I love to come up with interesting ways to use everyday items in decorating. Yes, I have even been known to go through my children’s toy box for styling ideas. Who doesn’t have a game of Scrabble somewhere in their home? Scrabble tiles are a great way to graphically express a decorative thought, especially for holiday styling, dinner parties, and special occasions.
You can use the tiles to spell whatever you choose. Make it relate it to the occasion, holiday, or season. You can always just spell it out, quite literally.
It’s even more interesting if you choose words that are not necessarily what you’d expect. Rather than spelling “happy thanksgiving,” why not spell “gobble gobble?” Rather than “merry christmas,” try “jesus is born.” For New Year’s try ”start fresh” or “resolutions.”
Use the tiles for display on side tables, mantels, or as part of a dinner tablescape. Use them as place markers at a dinner party – just use initials if you don’t have enough for full names. Even nicknames would be fun. Those wooden scrabble tile holders make this super-easy.