DIY Scrabble Tile Coasters

Are you wild for Scrabble? Make these useful and fun scrabble tile coasters for you home. Whether you decide to use them as coasters or just have them for display, they will be a neat addition to your home.

easy Scrabble Tile Coaster tutorial

About a month ago I saw this post from Mod Podge Rocks about how to make coasters from Scrabble tiles. I have a dear friend from college who is a Scrabble Queen so I asked if she would like me to make her some. She was excited so I went on a hunt for Scrabble tiles.

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After visiting craft stores and multiple visits to thrift stores with no luck, I decided to branch out to the online community. I found two great sets on Etsy. I could have just ordered one, but I wanted to make sure that I had enough of each letter needed. I was able to make the coasters and have enough left over to make more coasters or make some cute tile pendant necklaces.

Supply List:
Scrabble Tiles
E6000 Multipurpose Glue or Krazy Glue for Crafts
cork pieces - you can buy it in a roll, a sheet, or coaster shapes
X-acto knife
Mod Podge
craft brush

DIY Scrabble Tile Coasters Tutorial

The first thing I did was make a list of 4 letter words I could use on the coasters.  Then I played around with arranging the tiles in different ways.  After I arranged the words how I wanted, I filled in the other spaces with random tiles.

I used the E600 glue to attach the tiles to my cork coasters. I placed the first tile in the corner of the cork.  When I added the second tile, I not only put glue on the bottom of the tile that would be placed on my piece of cork, I added glue to the side where the 2 pieces would touch.  I wanted to make sure that it was extra secure.  I did that for each new tile I placed on the cork.

When I was done adding the tiles, I used the knife to trim the extra cork so I would have a square shape. The tiles are very soft, so be extra careful not to cut part of them off with the knife. The cork kind of crumbles a bit, so just take it slow. To stop the cork from continuing to have little pieces fall off, I applied a thin layer of Mod Podge to the side of the cork where I had trimmed.

Then you end up with a cute word find coaster that are fun to look at as well as use! 

Like these Scrabble Coasters and want to find more things you can make with them?  Follow my Crafty Ideas board on Pinterest for more scrabble tile crafts!  What other projects can you think of that would be fun to make with these tiles?


  1. I really like it when Scrabble tiles are used for decor! This is a really cool idea :-)
    Thanks for linking up at the Talented Tuesday Link Party :-) It would be great if you joined us again this week!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! It was a fun craft to do.

  2. Hi Aliza! I just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring you this week on Talented Tuesdays! I would love if you stopped by later and linked up some of your other fun posts too!

  3. I wanted to make some coasters but am having trouble finding cork board that doesn't crumble on the edges when trimmed it. Any suggestions?

    1. Josey, thanks for the question. I've found that most do crumble on the edges when cut. I use Mod Podge or finger nail polish on the edge after cutting to keep it from continuing to crumble apart. Good luck in your crafting!


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