I like words. I find vocabulary fascinating. My screen saver is literally rotating definitions of random vocabulary words. Dictionary.com's Word of the Day pops up on my phone every day. I literally own a book called The Vocabulary Builder. You'd think that my conversation would be oozing with words in which few people know the meaning. It's definitely not.
But regardless, I like words. I also like Scrabble - always have. When I was younger, my parents bought me a deluxe Scrabble game for Christmas, with a turntable base and ridged letter spaces. I loved it. So naturally, I liked the idea of creating something out of old Scrabble letters.
I found an old Scrabble game at Red Racks Thrift Store down the road for $3. And my wonderful father-in-law and sister-in-law have also found and donated old Scrabble games for the cause.
I decided to use the actual Scrabble board for the base of the coaster as well.
I used Gorilla wood glue to glue the letters onto the back of the board...
...then after it dried used my jigsaw to cut around the letters. I sanded off the rough edges using my sander, then used a Minwax polyurethane finish over the whole thing.
And voilà! Super fun. Super easy. And my husband even loves them.
Every day is a new experiment, a new artistic and crafty journey. I love taking old things and making them new, and I love creating something out of nothing. Be inspired. Be creative. Invest in yourself. Invest in your creativity. And enjoy your life.