Looking for favor options that are DIY-friendly and super customizable? Thanks to Offbeat Bride Tribe member Kris O., we bring you this tutorial for making key chains out of Scrabble tiles. Just think of the possibilities -- guests' names so that these double as place settings, your personal wedding logo, or fun scrapbook paper like Kris will use in the tutorial.
Things you will need:
1. Cutting Mat
2. X-acto Knife
3. Ruler (or some other straight edge)
4. Various Patterned Paper (I used scrapbook paper remnants)
5. Scrabble Tiles
6. Epoxy Stickers
7. Metal Bails
8. Tacky Glue
9. Small Paint Brush
10. E-6000 Epoxy
11. 6" Ball Chains
12. 2-1/2" X 1-1/2" X 7/8" Kraft Jewelry Boxes
13. Raffia Ribbon
14. Thank You/Favor Tags (I designed my own)
Step 1: Cut your patterned paper into 1" squares. They will be a little larger than the Scrabble tiles, but this will allow for trimming later on.
Step 2: Use the paint brush to spread Tacky Glue over the back side of the Scrabble tile. Be sure to go all the way to the edges.
Step 3: Adhere one of the 1" squares to the back of the scrabble tile. Make sure that the design on the paper is facing the correct direction, since the bail will be attached to the top of the tile later on.
Step 4: After the Tacky Glue has dried, trim around the edges of each tile.
Step 5: Place an epoxy sticker on top of the paper to seal the design.
Step 6: Attach the bail using the E-6000 Epoxy. Please note that this should be done in a well ventilated area. Be sure to follow the instructions carefully. I usually do this step after I have a few done through the above steps, since the epoxy needs to sit for 2-10 minutes before the bails are attached.
Step 7: Once the epoxy is dried (24-72 hours), attach a ball chain to each tile pendant, creating a key chain.
Step 8: Package each key chain in a jewelry box and tie with raffia ribbon, attaching a tag to each box.
Step 9: Repeat until your fingers hurt.