Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ICC#24-For My Dad

Since father's day is coming this weekend, this week's Iron Craft Challenge was to create something for dad.  I feel safe posting this here because I don't think my dad ever reads my blog.

I had several ideas for this, but tried to limit myself to supplies at home.  One of my goals is to use more supplies that I already own and buy fewer new supplies.  Try to hold me accountable to that blog readers!

In the end, I used some scrabble letters I had from a game we no longer needed (when I got married, we ended up with two scrabble sets).  My dad LOVES scrabble and is quite the competitive fiend about it.  I thought it would be fun to make something useful and thoughtful by creating a personalized scorepad.  I glued the letters onto the bottom of a clip-board we had and tied a pen onto it with ribbon.

Easy and cute!  You could also easily make one and write something like "Score" on it, but I thought this saying was more appropriate for father's day and would give the freedom to use the clipboard for something else if need be.

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  1. That is such a fun , personalized idea

  2. Fun project! I was just at a showing of new homes (called Homearama) and decorators designed a room around a scrabble theme with very large letter tiles glued on the walls and a few letter pillows on the couch and chairs.

  3. @splendid little stars- fun! I love seeing all the ways that people use scrabble tiles. check out this cool idea i saw the other day:


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