When I saw some scrabble tile pillows in a photo on Get In My Home, I knew I just had to try making some! Here’s how:
(1) Find some khaki colored fabric. (Lucky me, my husband had just handed me an old polo shirt in just this color that he no longer wanted!) Cut out two squares for each letter of the word you want to make. I started with 8-inch squares because I just wanted to make some small pillows to put on a shelf, but you could go much larger or smaller.
(2) Go to Fuzzimo, scroll down to where it says “Download Wooden Scrabble Letter Tiles Image,” and download the photo.
(3) Go to PicMonkey and use their tools to crop and enlarge the desired tiles.
(4) Print the tiles, cut out the letters and numbers, and tape them onto a piece of black felt.
(5) Cut out the letters and numbers, pin them on the pillow fronts, and glue or sew them into place. (I machine-sewed mine using the zig-zag stitch.)
(6) Sew each pillow front to a pillow back, right sides together, leaving an opening at the bottom for stuffing.
(7) Trim the seams, turn, and stuff, then pin and handstitch the opening. ♥
This is a really brilliant idea – I know a few scrabble fans who’d love this!
Me, too! 🙂 And wouldn’t it be fun to make people’s names, their cities, or other words for gifts!!! 🙂
I LOVE these!! I have some lightweight khaki fabric in my stash that would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration for a great gift idea!!
Yay! Have fun! And I can’t WAIT to see them!!! 🙂
These are adorable!
Thank you! And I made them in an evening . . . they were really fun! 🙂
Ooh, love these!
Thank you, MomQueenBee! 🙂
These are super cute, I love the whole “scrabble” thing. I want to make a magnet board with scrabble pieces for my guests to work on when they visit, just looking for a used game. Great job as always !!
What fun!!! If you want a GIANT magnet board, you can buy an oil drip pan in the auto department of a discount store for just a few dollars. I used them in my first-grade classroom for different activities and they work great! 🙂
wow, that is an amazing idea, I will grab one tomorrow. I am working on another project that needs to be magnetic also, so I can grab 2. Now to find a used scrabble game, lol.
Thank you 🙂
You’re very welcome! I can’t wait to see your projects! 🙂
I love this idea. This is something I definitely want to try. Maybe I’ll use mine and my partners initials. x
What a great idea! This is definitely a project with limitless possibilities! 🙂
What an interesting new twist on the fashion for words in home decor
I’ve been seeing lots of different kinds of Scrabble art decor, haven’t you? But it sure was fun to jump on the bandwagon!!! 🙂
These are great. They are decorative and provide entertainment at the same time. 🙂
You’re right! I know that when I make more words and the kids are home they’ll be leaving funny messages with them all over the house! 🙂
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Brilliant idea and you could also do it in green with Christmas words on like holly and Xmas
Oh, so nice! Great for kids to learn the alphabet. Do you think it’s to early to make some for my son? He is only 1,5 years old… 🙂
No, I think that would be great! And here’s another fun alphabet activity you might like to make: https://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/my-family-felt-letters/ My little grandson loves it! 🙂
These are fab! Nice clear instructions too, I shall definitely be making some of these!
Yay! I can’t wait to see yours! Have fun with them! 🙂
Ya know, I’m not a huge fan of all those “word” decorations and such that seem to be really popular these days, but these are so cute! I could love these. Also, I can see my husband leaving the “h” and “o” together and leaving the “m” and “e” elsewhere.
Mmm-hmm! I’m sure our sons would have way too much fun with letter pillows when they visit, too! I’ll have to be careful what words I make! 🙂
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OMG, these rock! Scrabble tile pillows you guys.
Charming. I like that you used your husbands old polo, you’re a marvel.
My next post will show how I used the rest of the shirt! I made some new, fun things! 🙂
Ah black felt! These are simply brilliant. You are so creative. Maybe for my sons room 🙂
Thank you! I hope you get to make some . . . they’re really fun, and the sky’s the limit on words to use! 🙂
Such a great idea! I made a magnetic wall in our kitchen lately and we have scrabble magnets so some pillows would be a lovely addition to our obsession!
It would!!! I can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
That’s AMAZING. Oh I have to make some now – I know my boyfriend would love them! xx
You’ll have so much fun! I can’t wait to see them! 🙂
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Thanks for the mention and great work with the scrabble pillows – look fantastic!
You’re very welcome! I LOVE all the photo inspiration on your blog! 🙂
Thanks so much – it’s mutual!
I so love this! Thank you for sharing. I was just saying the other day that I wanted to make some pillows for my new couch. This was right on time. 😀
Yay! Have fun, and I can’t wait to see what you make! 🙂
Cute. I’m curious about the type of felt you used. I made some pillows with felt appliques (I used sheets of crafting felt to make the images). after a few months the felt looked so ugly – what do you think would be the best felt to use that would stand up to a normal amount of wear and tear?
I bought the felt I’ve been using for my projects off the roll at Jo-Ann. I think it was around $4 a yard, and I guess time will tell whether it works for this or not. 🙂 When I run out I’d like to try the felt from http://ecofeltcrafts.com/ I really like what I read about it! 🙂
These are so fun! I love Scrabble 🙂
Thank you! I’m eager to make some more with other words. 🙂
LOVE LOVE this!!!!!!!!
Thank you! I ended up putting them on a trunk in the guest room (for now!) and they make me smile every time I walk in the room! I want to make more! 🙂
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What a fabulous idea for a games room/area… lovely work 🙂
Thank you! So far they’ve lived in the guest room and on the mantle, too! Now I want to make more! 🙂
Love these! So much fun too : )
Everyone loves scrabble!!
Thank you! I just put them in the guest room today . . . they look so cozy! 🙂