Looking for an easy project you can make in an hour? Here are the step-by-step instructions to make this DIY Scrabble Tile Christmas tree.


Last week I wrote a to be continued….

….and I never even knew it.

Blame it on Christmas brain.

Last week I showed you these pictures of the tree and the ornaments and the snow globe…




And I totally forgot the other side of the room.

I was going to post it as a teaser for the scrabble tile Christmas tree.

And I shook the snow globe…

…and forgot.


I know you were waiting with bated breath.

I know you probably had absolutely nothing else to focus on this weekend except the wondering and hoping and expectancy of when.


When is she going to post the other side of the room?



Here it is.

In all its glory.

The long-awaited other side of the snow globe.

And I made that scrabble tile Christmas tree just for you.

Here’s the easy DIY if you want to make one of your own.



DIY scrabble Christmas tree

Step 1: supplies

Start with scrabble letters and a chalkboard.

I collect scrabble letters from yard sales and my mother’s attic.

But you can find them in packets at your local craft store.

My brother made this chalkboard for me, but any old chalkboard will do for this project.


step 2: lay out your design

You want to start by laying out your carol or Christmas tree quote.

I chose “O Christmas Tree.”

Lay out the tiles before you glue them down to get an idea of the size of your tree.


step 3: glue

Then glue them in place.

I would not recommend hot glue for this project.

You want a glue with a little give.

You can also move the tiles around after you’ve glued them just in case they get out of line.


step 4: keep gluing

Just keep gluing the tiles until you’ve formed your tree.

step 5: add chalkboard star and base

I added a chalkboard star at the top and a little tree base at the bottom.

The glue dried quickly and then I placed the scrabble tiled Christmas tree on the other side of the snow globe.


It’s an easy project with tons of possibilities.

What about stocking with the first lines of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas?

Or an ornament with Deck the Halls.

Happy decorating.

May all your scrabble tile projects be merry and bright. 🙂

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  1. Image for Nancy @ Slightly Coastal Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    Too cute! I love little crafts like this that are quick and easy and something you can give away (or keep). Plus, I just don't think there is even a way to screw this up. Right? That makes it even better. Thanks for the great inspiration today.

  2. Image for Vivian Vivian

    Oh my goodness....I live your scrabble tree. Now I've just got to make one!! You home is always so inviting to stroll through...thanks for sharing.

  3. Image for Terri Terri

    How adorable and a fun craft for craft night, too! I see your paper whites are coming along...mine are about the same size (my first time growing, so we will see)! Thank you for the fun inspiration and another peek at your gorgeous home, Karianne!

  4. Image for Sherri M Sherri M

    Omg I love this! U r so clever. Love all of your craft projects and seeing what you come up with next. Your house is beautiful!

  5. Image for Mary Mary

    Love the whole room! Did you post a picture earlier with the tree lit up at night? And where did you get those super cute white trees by the snow globe? Beautiful!!

  6. Image for leona leona

    OMG....too cute. But it seems that starting with O at the top is the clever way....of course , you continue to be amazing. BTW I too loved watching The Crown, am sooo addicted, the cinematography is awesome and the way they combined the visual, non verbal face of Elizabeth and the music behind it........and the drama and the beauty, etc. Far cry from my wanting to be a princess and living in a castle with prince charming. Your dining room is a wonderland!

  7. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I couldn't sleep or concentrate on anything. Yes, I'm that curious (that's nosey). Your scrabble tree is so cute! I think I could even manage that :-) And your tree is beautiful but you have another teaser there -- what kind of flowers are poking their nose up and what color are they?? Sending hugs!

  8. Image for Jo Jo

    Love the room and how you placed the tree on the platform it's beautiful. I am going to work on this craft, such a great idea. I bought the elmers extra strong glue at Target and love it. My fall wreath needed some mending and I added a few extra pine cones and this stuff works great. I'm in AZ and have to worry about heat, it finally cooled down a few weeks ago. Have a wonderful holiday season!

  9. Image for Christopher Otterbeck Christopher Otterbeck

    Oh no! The tree is so cute and I just sold the two smaller chalkboards I had and used my Scrabble tiles to make ornaments! lol

  10. Image for Michelle Michelle

    Thank you for 'the other side of the room' and I can totally relate to shaking the snowglobe and forgetting -- lol! Things like that happen to me all the time!! Love the scrabble tile tree but I think, for me at least, your O Christmas Tree message is perfect ;-) When I was homeschooling my kids, I used to play scrabble with them to add a little fun into learning to spell and how to use the dictionary. I think they'd love this as a gift and it would bring back some very happy memories.

  11. Image for Dale Deacon Dale Deacon

    What an adorable project! I think this will be a joint effort craft with my grand daughter. Love that enchanting room and I would sit in there sipping my coffee and with dreamy thoughts of Christmas. Lovely***

  12. Image for Sheila F Sheila F

    This was worth the wait! ? Love this scrabble letters project, and love that the word CHRIST is the only word with no letters before or after. Whether intentional, or an after project surprise... it serves as a sweet reminder of the miracle of CHRISTmas! ? ?

  13. Image for Cindy Lucarotti Cindy Lucarotti

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! I must make it ASAP! Can you tell me the inside and outside dimensions of the frame your brother made? Yours is PERFECT! I don't have a brother to make me one...will you share yours?? ? Thank you, Cindy Lucarotti

  14. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    Absolutely amazing! I do not know how you keep creating such original, super wonderful projects! And now you present the cutest TREE ever, just as I am realizing I'm into *trees* of all varieties this year ~ I think I have added five in just the past three weeks or so ~ all in varying heights but each at least two feet tall, and most from "antique"/vintage mall shops! I have tiles and glue, so I simply must do this Scrabble tile tree for my collection, and I think it would also be the cutest gift EVER! You can make it "fit" friends who would prefer a fun Christmas song or story, others who would love something w/a religious theme, or a song with special meaning between you both ~ the opportunities for making this a really special, unforgettable gift are boundless! And of course that large tree is spectacular in all its lighted glory! Big hugs! kj


    Love this "Scrabble" tree! KariAnne, you have such great ideas! This would definitely be a unique gift. Your decorations are lovely!

  16. Image for Barbara Bachus Barbara Bachus

    I feel a Christmas craft project in the near future... Once we put the completely decorated tree back up after it almost fell over the other day.... love the Scrabble tree!

  17. Image for Heather C Heather C

    How adorable is that tree and I didn't realize it was singing until I looked at the top and read down - super clever. Did I see snow at your place yesterday? How wonderful.

  18. Image for Paula Taylor Paula Taylor

    I just made my chalkbord obsolete! I used the names of members of my family with "love" forming the base. I had the chalkboard and amazingly enough scrabble letters to form each name! A clever project, Karianne, and one that took me about 15 minutes to put together! Thanks so much!

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