READ

Recently I hurt my back, and I was very limited in what I could do.  I couldn’t make any crafts but I could catch up on my reading.  I added my Goodreads info on the right side of this blog, so if you are a reader please join me on Goodreads and we can share book ratings and recommendations.

While we have a lot of books, but we also use the library weekly.  I love that I can get books, movies and E-books for FREE from the library.  I have even gone so far as requesting that the library order newly released books, which they do for FREE.  I love the library, and encourage you to use your local library if you don’t already. I also belong to two book clubs in Victoria so if you are interested in joining, please leave me a comment.

We read to our kids daily and both have large collections of books, so I though that these over-size scrabble tile letters might be a good addition to Logan’s bookshelf.

 

These can be made any size you wish.  I made these from 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ x 3/4″ pine.

Materials:

  • Pine board (as knot free as you can get) 7 1/4″ x 3/4″ by the length you need depending on number of letters
  • Jig Saw
  • Printer/Computer
  • Black paint
  • Paint brush
  • Painter’s Tape
  • Pencil
  • Stain, or Tung Oil
  • Sandpaper

 

Instructions:

1. Cut the wood into squares 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″

2. Sand the squares on all sides (going with the grain) using 120-220 grit sandpaper

3. Print out the letters and number using a computer & printer.  I used Century Gothic font with a size of  500 for the letters, and 150 for the numbers.

4. Cut out the letters and numbers

5. Tape the letters on to the wood with painter’s tape

6. Trace the letters with a pencil

7. Using black acrylic craft paint, paint in the letters and numbers.

8.  Once dry the paint is dry (24 hours) finish with stain, tung oil, or leave natural

 

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