How to Make a Scrabble Tile Coaster

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Our family loves craft time, especially when we can add some sort of educational element to it. We each had the best time making a Scrabble tile coaster this past week and I’m super excited to share this fun craft, in honor of National Scrabble Day! 

What I love most about this craft idea is that your kids can come up with what they want their coaster to say. They will find each of the letters and then spell each word out. Any Scrabble tiles that are leftover can also be used for spelling exercises and games! 

Plus, the final result will help keep your tables free of drink rings! And the kids will be so proud that they are using a coaster that they handmade. It’s a win-win for everyone involved!

the super mom life spelled out in scrabble tiles

scrabble tile coaster

Another great part about this Scrabble tile coaster craft idea is that you only need two supplies! 

Supplies You’ll Need

  • Scrabble Tiles
  • Wood Glue

You have a couple of options for the Scrabble tiles. If you have an old Scrabble game that you don’t use anymore, or if you can find an old Scrabble game at a thrift store, you can use those. Otherwise, I found a box of 500pcs of Scrabble Tiles on Amazon that works perfectly.

For the glue, I personally love Gorilla wood glue, but you can use any wood glue. I haven’t tried it personally, but you might be able to use hot glue as well if you don’t have any wood glue available.

drink is on me coaster

scrabble tile coaster

handmade coasters on a white table

steps to make Scrabble Tile Coasters

Scrabble Tile Coasters Step-by-Step

  1. Lay the tiles in the order you’d like them to be on the coaster. Make sure it’s a square and you use blank tiles for spaces.
  2. Put a thin line of wood glue on the right side of the first letter.
  3. Attach the first two letters to each other. Make sure everything is lined up straight.
  4. Continue gluing the Scrabble tiles together until the top line of your coaster is finished.
  5. Place a thin line of wood glue on the bottom of the first line of letters. 
  6. Continue gluing the Scrabble tiles together until the coaster is finished.
  7. Allow the coaster to dry completely and wipe or scrape away any excess wood glue.

handmade coasters on a table with scrabble tiles

handmade the super mom life coasters

We had the most fun trying to find fun sayings with words that have five or fewer letters. Falynn couldn’t wait to make one for herself and chose to write “Fals Cup Goes Here”. 

The girls even made me a Scrabble tile coaster that says “The Super Mom Life”. I’ve used it every night at dinner and it’s officially my favorite!

Once you’ve made a few for yourself, you may even consider making some for gift ideas. I would recommend 5-6 for a gift. Just stack them up and tie a cute little bow around them. These Scrabble tile coasters make a beautiful handmade gift idea.

If you make these DIY Scrabble Tile Coasters, we’d love to hear your thoughts. If you post them on social media, we’d love it for you to tag @thesupermomlife.

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How to Make a Scrabble Tile Coaster

Yield: 1 Coaster

Scrabble Tile Coasters

scrabble tile coaster

Create a coaster with just about any saying. All you need are Scrabble tiles and wood glue.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Scrabble Tiles
  • Wood Glue

Instructions

  1. Lay out the tiles in the order you'd like them to be on the coaster. Make sure it's a square and you use blank tiles for spaces.
  2. Put a thin line of wood glue on the right side of the first letter and attach it to the next letter. Make sure everything is lined up straight.
  3. Continue gluing the Scrabble tiles together until the top line of your coaster is finished.
  4. Place a thin line of wood glue on the bottom of the first line of letters. One by one, add the tiles for the next line, adding a small line of wood glue to the side of each letter so that it will be glued to the next letter.
  5. Continue gluing the Scrabble tiles together until the second line of your coaster is finished.
  6. Repeat steps with the third and final line of Scrabble tiles.
  7. Allow the coaster to dry completely and wipe or scrape away any excess wood glue.

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Create a Scrabble tile coaster with just about any saying. All you need are Scrabble tiles and wood glue for this fun craft idea.
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  1. Indeed such a brilliant idea! We have some old scrabble with missing letters already. Thinking of disposing of it already. Good thing I saw this. Thanks for the idea!

  2. This is such a cool and simple craft idea. I wonder why I never thought to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Something new – I have never heard of this before. I especially like homemade gifts so, these scrabble pieces look like a great idea.

  4. I’ll use my old scrabble pieces to make this. This looks fantastic! I know the kids would love to do their own personalized scrabble coasters.

  5. A great idea for scrabble lovers (like myself)! What a fun idea and a cute way to share messages too!

  6. Oh wow, what a great idea, never would have thought to make our own scrabble coaster, very much impressed.

  7. What a fun idea! I love having a good DIY project. This would be the perfect gift for Scrabble fans.

  8. I love this idea. This would be great as a gift for a friend. It looks so easy to do and would make a really fun and personalized gift.

  9. This is such a fun and cool coaster craft idea! My sister wud love a set of these as Scarbble is one of her all time favorite games.

  10. This is such a brilliant idea. I can see this becoming a great homemade gift for any special occasion.

  11. This is such a cool idea and would make a fantastic gift for scrabble crazy family members as well.

    1. This project will surely keep me and my two little boys busy. They love to make crafts like this one with me.

  12. Oh my God, this is such a fun idea, would love to scrabble such coasters to make a DIY handmade gift idea.

    1. This is so cool! I’ve never thought of making a Scrabble tile coaster. My nephews would love this!

  13. This is a cool DIY project! I will look for our old scrabble set and make coasters like these too. Thank you for the idea.

  14. These are fantastic! What a great idea for Scrabble and word lovers. Thanks for the easy to follow how to.

  15. Wow! This looks so great. Thank you for sharing the post. I will surely have them on my hand within a week. I am totally in love with them.

  16. This was such a cute idea, a lovely presentation as well. I think one day I will keep this in mind for a rainy day. Also, happy national scrabble day!

  17. As a WORD NERD and a Scrabble geek — I wonder why I never thought of this!!! I now have a new project for the next holiday!! Thank you!!

  18. I love the coaster. It is a great use of Scrabble tiles from an incomplete set and its just so cute.

  19. Awww…seems like I have just found the perfect gift for my nephew´s 14th birthday! Thank you for the great post!

  20. This is a super cute idea! I’m going to make this for my mom for Mother’s Day. She loves Scrabble.

  21. What a lovely idea. This would be so perfect for any Scrabble or word game lover. You are so creative.

  22. This is fully awesome. My GF’s birthday is coming up, and I’m going to make some of these for her. She’s a huge Scrabble fiend.

  23. What a fun idea. The kids will probably want to make some. Granted, they’d probably spell out filthy words, because that’s how teens can be. Oy.