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How to: DIY Scrabble Tile Wood Planter

by on Mar 17, 2021

DIY may not be an official Scrabble word, but for this DIY planter project, it’s a total game-winner.  

As you know, Scrabble is a word game with tiles marked with a letter and a point valued from 1-10. And for fans of type and clean design, those little tiles are definitely iconic and full of inspiration. Here’s how to bring the look into your decor with a simple table or desktop planter, with Jessica, Jenna and Jodi of the lifestyle blog j. sorelle.


A block planter with a cactus in it and a capital M and a smal number two on the side.




  • Wood Block, 3 1/2″ 
  • Electronic cutting machine, such as a Silhouette, or a craft knife, or a stencil and black acrylic paint
  • Adhesive vinyl
  • Electric drill and Forstner bit
  • Mini plant and soil
  • Safety gear: Gloves and eye protection



Plain wood block is set ready for DIY scrabble.

The key to this project is this simple wooden box, 3 1/2″ square. We got ours at Michael’s, but they’re available everywhere and online.


A drill bit and a block of light colored wood with a drill bore in it.

Wearing hand protection {gloves}, safety glasses, and proper footwear {we held the wood cube between my feet as we drilled}, begin to drill the hole in the wood. If you have a vise or some clamps, now is the time to use them! There will be sawdust everywhere. Continue to drill until the hole is as deep as the plant. 


A whole sits in a large round cavern in a square block of wood.

Change to a small twist bit and drill a small ‘drain’ hole into the bottom of the wood. 


"Letter m and number 2."

Design your letter and number with the Silhouette software, and cut according to the directions. Or, cut your vinyl manually with a craft knife and ruler. If you’ve got a steady hand, you can just paint on the wood directly with a small brush.


The letter M is written on a green paper.

With tape or vinyl transfer, transfer the letter/number to the wood block. 



A plant is growing out of a small wooden block.

Plant the plant into the planter, sprinkle with water, and place in the sunshine.  We chose to walk on the wild side a bit, and planted a Zebra Haworthia, or officially named Haworthia fasciata. We’re obsessed with its triangle-shaped green and white striped leaves. 


books laid on top of each other with an m2 logo of a artificial plant

This Curbly guest post was written by Jessica, Jenna and Jodi, the three brunette sisters that founded the DIY + lifestyle blog, j. sorelle. With their DIY project and party features, they make everyday a little more pretty, happy, delicious and colorful. Their work has been featured on popular sites across the web. They continue to challenge themselves in the creative realm, and work to develop new crafting and blogging skills all the time. They live in Colorado where they were born and raised, and dream about the days they lived in Florence, Italy. When they are not knee-deep in laundry and toys with their 8 young children, you will find them crafting, designing, reading, and watching the occasional reality television show.


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Several colorful books sit on a red table.


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