Top 3 Ways to use Scrabble Tiles (+ a bonus idea)

Scrabble tiles are a great way to make a unique and personalised gift for someone!

I have a massive variety listed for sale in my Ebay store (The Little Craft House) so I thought I’d show you some really quick and easy ways to use your tiles!

This little frame is definitely a favourite creation of mine! I made it as a souvenir for a friend visiting us here in Perth.

Scrabble Tile Project, DIY Frame, Tiles available through stores.ebay.com/thelittlecrafthouseaus

This is a cute little project too. I made this by simply cutting a picture from a magazine (you could also use a photo) glued it onto my tile and gave it a few coats of varnish to seal.

Scrabble tile pendant.

Next up are these coasters. I think a set of these would make an awesome housewarming gift! This coaster says ‘Good, Food, Wine, Dine.’ Other words to use could be – More, Beer, Love, Kiss, Cook etc!

Scrabble tile drink coasters

And here’s a bonus idea I found this idea on floating around the net ( not sure who to give credit too – so if you know please let me know!)

Apparently there is hidden words for the ‘user’ of the bathroom to find!

scrabble toilet

So they are my top 3 (+the bonus) ideas!

Have you created any scrabble projects? I’d love to see them if you have! Post a link below or tag me on Instagram or Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Crafting!

Nic x

Peg People Tutorial

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Little peg people are so much fun to make (and play with!)

This is a project I have wanted to do for a little while now – but the thought of painting faces kinda put me off. So after having a think about it – I decided not to paint them. I think they still ooze character and have their own personalities.

The clothes were super simple to make – and I’m wishing I’d made these ages ago! (Why did I wait!?!)

If you would like to create your own Peg Family you can buy the kit here, otherwise –  here’s how to do it:

What you need:
– Family of Wood Peg People
– Selection of felt
– Buttons
– Needle and thread (I use embroidery cotton)
– Scissors
– Glue (optional)
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What to do:

From your squares of felt, cut out some simple shapes to transform into the clothing pieces  for each family member.

Simple rectangles and semi-circles work well for clothing. I used a long skinny rectangle as a scarf. You’ll need to test them on your peg dolls to make sure they fit. (much like real people, peg sizes can slightly vary in height and width!) Adjust if needed and once your happy with the size you can continue.

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Wrap your doll in the clothing piece and secure with a stitch or glue. Add a button for embellishment if you wish.

** Tip- When adding the scarf, be gentle. I played with mine way too much and the fringe started to break!

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To make the hat, fold the triangular shape in half long ways. Stitch along the long side. I found if you pull the stitches tight as you go, it gives a cute little bend to the hat.

You could also add a bead or bell to the top for a cute little pixie look!

To attach the hat to the head, add a tiny bit of glue to the head, and stretch the hat over the top.

** Tip – If you choose to add a decorative stitch around the base of the hat, this will decrease the stretchiness of the felt. Maybe make the hat slightly larger to ensure a good fit.

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To give my dolls hair, I simply plaited some embroidery thread and secured with glue. The hat for this one had to be made slightly bigger to fit over.

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And that’s it! You now have your own peg family to love and care for!

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Let me know in the comments what you think about the faceless family. Do you think they still have character? Or do you think they look unfinished?

And if you have created a peg family, please attach a picture of link – I’d love to see them!

Thank for stopping by – and Happy Crafting!

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Showcase! (My first!)

So things have been a little crazy around here recently, especially seeing as Mothers Day creeping up on us rather quickly!

And what do I do when things get crazy?? Well the answer is simple – I add to the crazi-ness by joining in my first Facebook Showcase!

So I joined a lovely group of ladies from the Collective Artisans. And I made a beautiful pink owl for the Sugar And Spice Showcase.

Owl Doorstop featured in the Collective Artisan Showcase via Facebook.

The showcase opened this morning – and it has sold already! I’m so excited!

I definitely recommend you pop over and have a little look at what else is on offer – as there is some amazing handmade items there. And tomorrow morning their second showcase will open. That one is themed – Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

I didn’t enter into the second one as I wasn’t sure how I’d go. Now I wish I did!

Thanks for stopping by!

Nic x

Next Market: 3rd April

Here’s where you will find me this Sunday! At the Perth Makers Market in Applecross! This is a new market that only just launched back in February.

House of Nicnax can be found at the Perth Makers Market Sunday, 3rd April 2016

This month I will be joined by over 90 other amazing handmade stalls.

It will also be the final day for the City of Melville Sculpture Walk. I’m looking forward to taking 5 minutes out to have a wander! Hope to see you there!

Nic xx

 

 

Happy Easter!

 

.Hi lovelies!

I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter break, however you may celebrate!

You may remember me talking previously in other posts about having an Easter tree. This year – it turned out a little different as Miss 4 took over the decorating. She wanted to have a little Easter corner on the TV Cabinet, so this is her creation. She painted the little ceramic bunny, and used some of our mini Christmas trees to hang the eggs on.

Hoppy Easter - From House of Nicnax. www.houseofnicnax.com.au

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Good Friday was our annual family trip to the zoo. The year was extra special as the zoo had Dinosaurs!

Perth Zoo. Easter 2016.
Perth Zoo. Easter 2016.
Dinosaurs! At Perth Zoo 2016

Yesterday (Easter Saturday) we did the family thing – visiting my parents house, having BBQ lunch and eating wayyyy to much!
As it was my nieces first Easter – I made her a little bunny!

Hoppy Easter from House of Nicnax and the Little Craft House.

Easter Sunday started at 6.45am. Not too bad really – compared to previous years! The Easter bunny had to hide the eggs inside this time – as it was a little wet out!

We then spent the rest of the day relaxing!

Tomorrows plan is movies in the morning with the kids, visiting a few friends, and then back home to chill!

How’s your Easter been? Hope your having a good one!

Happy Easter!

Nic x