How to: DIY Scrabble Tile Wood Planter

How to: DIY Scrabble Tile Wood Planter

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.





  • 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



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.


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. 


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


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.


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


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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