Scrabble Tiles

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.  

 Birthday Scrabble Tiles


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.

 Halloween Scrabble Tiles

 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.” 

 Spooky Tiles

Boo Scrabble Tiles

 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.

Scrabble Tile Place Cards

Games Tiles If you don’t have a Scrabble game, you can often find one at yard sales for a dollar or two.  Different versions of the game have different colors and sizes of tiles.  I currently have black ones with gold lettering, as well as cream ones with the little numbers beneath the letters that even come with a few wooden letter holders.  What other ways can you think of to use Scrabble tiles?


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9 thoughts on “Scrabble Tiles

  1. Michelle says:

    Old alphabet blocks are another great option, and they stack! I found a bag at the flea market and a set on ebay. Both sets were nice and weathered, one in great fruity colors to spell out my daughter’s name on her bookshelves. There’s a lot of building left in those old blocks.

  2. kristiebarnett says:

    Great idea, Michelle! I used to have my daughter’s name spelled out in blocks in the nursery. But they’d be really great in place of placecards at a casual dinner party. I guess I better go dig through some old toys . . .

  3. Cindi says:

    I LOVE that idea as place cards!! Once again, great ideas girl, that I would never in a million years think of. Thank you!

  4. Jamie says:

    I have a new yard sale mission thanks to this post…and I even have the husband looking out as well. AND I’ll keep my eyes out for building blocks. Fantastic ideas!

  5. Porfirio Bendzans says:

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  6. Thermoplastic Elastomers says:

    i can play scrabble all day long cause i love to play with words and rearrange them for higher points :.~

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