Recycled Scrabble Tile Pendant

Recycled Scrabble Tile Pendant

This tutorial shows you how to make a handmade pendant using upcycled scrabble tiles.

What you need


Scrabble tiles

Jewelry bails

Photographs or any kind of image such as from magazines. The list of paper products that can be recycled for this project are endless


Do you like to play Scrabble? Do you have a game that is missing some letters? Recycle the ones you have into fun accessories for yourself and your fridge. These also make great gifts since you can personalize the earrings or pendant by using the initials of the recipient or you can spell out their name or words with the magnets.

Part of the image will be covered by the jewelry bale so this step is just to make the back of your project look more finished.

5/8 inch square punch or scissors for punching or cutting the images. The tiles are 7/8 inch. Mat acrylic gel medium and a brush for gluing on images
1) If you would like to decorate the backs of your tiles, select your images and punch or cut them out so they are smaller than the tile.
2) Brush the underside of the image with gel medium, glue onto the BACK of your tile, then brush the top of the image and tile with more gel medium. Let dry for 15 minutes.
Brush glue onto the top of the image twice more, letting dry for 15 minutes between each time.
3) Using E6000, glue the bale onto the BACK of the tile so it is centered. Let dry.
4) You can thread the pendant onto a neck wire, ball chain, or other chain of your choice. If making earrings, attach the ear wires to the bales according to the type you are using.


  1. Where do you get the bales.

  2. This looks really cool. Not the sort of thing that I wear but I have a friend who would love this!

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