Double Word Score: DIY Scrabble Magnets

January 22, 2013

DSC_0297I have always dreamed of having this really simple minimalist lifestyle, where I only wear black or white. Or black and white. And sometimes neon. And my house matches my clothes. And I only have 5 pieces of furniture. And only a few very expensive things in the refrigerator. Clutter has always made me anxious, so I have made the habit of purging a large amount of “stuff” about twice a year. Which is a good thing considering I accumulate stuff like a pack rat. See, I have those two things working for AND against me. It’s confusing. I know.

But just like every normal person in the world, there are some things I have a hard time letting go of. My grandfather’s chair, a painting my Aunt Kat did. A copious amount of books that will likely never be touched again. So when I stumbled upon my old Scrabble board game while unpacking this weekend, I had that same painful heart pang holding onto the memories of first dates with my now husband and drunken games of “Dirty Scrabble” with my best girlfriends in my tiny, 500 sq ft apartment when I was 23. I opened the box and found that most of the pieces were missing, and decided to call it a loss. Especially since we all have Words With Friends now.

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Memories =)

Anywho, I decided to keep some of the memory of my Scrabble game alive by making the letter pieces into magnets. I bought adhesive magnets at about a 3 strength and simply applied them to the backs of the letters.

I used a gold paint pen on the blank squares, just ‘cuz I was feeling sassy like that.

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Oh and I made a set for my dishwasher. I’ve seen this on Pinterest at least a million times and it’s either completely genius or just beaten into my brain one pin at a time…

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3 thoughts on “Double Word Score: DIY Scrabble Magnets

  1. Linda Vincent

    Shut the FRONT DOOR!! I just pinned the dishwasher one the other day and had total intentions of doing this for our new dishwasher!! Our brains works so much alike. We are friends for all the right reasons 🙂 Thanks for the fabulous tutorial friend!

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    1. thecleverbunny

      I actually SAW your pin the other day, which is one of the reasons I thought to do this post. So consider yourself inspiration for this post!! And yes- great minds think alike =) So glad we met and that I get to share my crazy crafty ideas with you <3

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