Monday, September 13, 2010

Scrabble Tile Earrings....and a Giveaway!

******This giveaway is CLOSED******

I've got a baggie full of Scrabble tiles that have been collecting dust for a few years.  Our recent project of making Bottle Cap Earrings got me thinking......could Scrabble tiles be made into earrings?  After figuring out how I would make them, I went to work.

They turned out even better than what I had pictured in my head!!

I made these using Mod Podge, a 3/4" square punch (SO much easier than tracing and cutting each square by hand!), and cute scrapbook paper.  To finish them off, I sprayed each tile with an acrylic finish coating.  Then I got my 1/16" drill bit and drilled holes down the center of each tile.  Let me be honest here.....the 'practice' tiles I did were horrible.  And I even broke a drill bit in the middle of drilling one tile.  So, my wonderful husband came to my rescue and ended up doing most of the drilling for me.


The polka dot and flower earrings were the very first pairs that I made.  I drilled a hole in the front and used a jump ring to attach the earrings.  I'm still not sure which way I like them better.....what do you think?

Here's all the finished earrings so far.  I've got lots more Scrabble tiles prepped and ready to be made into earrings, but ran out of the earring hooks.  And of course there aren't any to be found in my small town, so I have to wait to make a trip to "the city" before I can get more.  UGH!!

My girls and I will be selling these at our local craft fair in November.  Be honest....do you think they'll go over well?  And do you think $3.00 a pair is too much to charge?

{Now for the giveaway........}

September 7th was my official 2 year Blogaversary!  To celebrate, I'm giving away a pair of Scrabble tile earrings to 3 lucky people!!  Here's how to enter.  Please leave only 1 comment per person!

*You must be a follower of my blog.....you guys are the reason why I'm here!
*Leave ONE comment letting me know you're a follower, and which pair of earrings you'd choose if you won.  If you have any opinions about the earrings (price we plan on selling them for, etc.), leave that in your comment as well.

The deadline to enter is Wednesday (Sept. 15th) at midnight and I'll announce the winners on Thursday, September 16th!  Good luck!!     



I'm linking to these fun parties:
It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursdays @It's Sew Stinkin' Cute
Motivate Me Monday @Keeping It Simple
Look At Me! Party @Fun To Craft
Making the World Cuter Monday @Making the World Cuter
Made By You Monday @Skip To My Lou
Modern Craftswoman Monday @Tools Are For Women Too
Take a Look Tuesday @Sugar Bee-Craft Edition
Sugar and Spice Weekly Link Party @Seven Thirty Three
Whatever Goes Wednesday @Someday Crafts
Tuesday Tell All @My Craftie Life
Weekend Wrap Up Party @Tatertots and Jello

31 comments:

Jocelyn Christensen said...

I'm a follower...I love the pink flower earrings! Happy Blogaversary!

Stacy said...

I'm a follower. I think maybe the turtles. They are so cute and the price seems very nice for them.

Meg the Grand said...

Happy Blogaversary! I am a follower and think your diagonal dot earrings are completely fab!!

CountryBelle said...

I'm a follower!! Happy Anniversary! I like the little monkey ones!! $3 is a decent price for them.

TaylorMade said...

I love the polka dot ones. I think maybe you should go up to five dollars a pair. That is still a great price for earrings, but since these were not made by machine, but by hand the price could be higher!

Ellen said...

I love the piggy earrings! I am a follower! Great project...now I am wondering if I could drill a hole in one of those babies!!!

Kellie said...

HaPpY BlOgAvErSaRy!!!!!! I am a stocker!!! I LOVE the pink flower earrings!! The price is very reasonable!!!

Mama Lusco said...

Love them and I enjoy following you.

$3.00 would be a steal, so I would probably start at $5/pr or 5 pair for $20. I usually charge my cost plus $15/hr for my labor when pricing. Hope this helps!

I really like the pink flower & polka dot earrings. mamalusco @ ortelco.net

Jasmine said...

I love the polka dot earrings or the flower ones! very cute!! I think $3 is a decent price to pay for handmade earrings. =)

jeanine said...

I'm a follower... I'd choose the polka dots!

Jamaica said...

Misty, I am a follower...I would choose either the turtles or the frogs. Even if I don't win I would be willing you pay the $3/pair for them :)

Doty Family said...

I'm a follower! I love the frogs!! I teach at a preschool now and it's called Leapfrog Preschool. My kids would love them! $3.00 is great.

Heather said...

I'm a follower! These are so creative! $3 isn't too much! I love the lion ones - do you coordinate the picture with the letter? ie. "L" for lion?

Kelley said...

I am a follower. I do not think $3.00 is too much at all. Its a great stocking stuffer kind of gift, so I think you are fine on the price. I think I like the polka dots for myself best and I like the earring going throught the middle best and only b/c you added some beads there for a little more "bling". I think they are both great. Good luck at the fair.

Joy said...

Happy Bogaversary! I love the pink flower ones and think $3 may be a little low. You could charge $5 like others said.

Maria Gridley said...

These are precious! What a great way to use scrabble tiles! :) I this $3 is a great price too!

Jason and Tiff said...

I LOVE the polka dot ones! And, I think $3 is definitely a good price for them. I love all of your cute ideas Misty!

Amy said...

So cute! I've never seen these drilled before. I would pay more that $3 for them, like everyone else seems to be saying. I really like the turtles.

Grandpa Nacho said...

Very creative ideas. I am a follower. I like all of the designs, but for this issue, I like the elephants.

Estee said...

I love the froggies! And you can make matching necklaces :)

I'm a follower.

Daily relying on God said...

first time to your blog and I love the dinosaur earrings!!!
You should charge more...I just bought a necklace similar to these (one tile) for $5. You should charge $6 for these adorable earrings!
Christy

becky said...

Cute idea! I luv the flower ones myself!

Kaysi said...

Those are adorable!!! I love that idea, so cute!! And $3 seems really reasonable to me.

kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

she wears flowers said...

These are gorgeous!!

she wears flowers said...

BTW--$3 is a STEAL!!

she wears flowers said...

And, I am sorry to leave so many comments (what was I thinking??! I don't usually do that!) but I just read the part about the giveaway! I am a follower and I would love to win a pair of these darling earrings! I like the lions the best!

Diane said...

Those are way cute!! I think $3 is a great amount for them too! I really like the flower ones. And I can't decide which way I like them better either... the hoops or straight through. Both very cute!!

and I follow you! :)

Terrell said...

Totally loving these! They're so creative!! Way to go! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link your sweet creations up at my weekly FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Kari said...

Compared to craft shows that I've been to, $3 is pretty cheap.

Melissa said...

I think that $3 a pair is something that I would buy one for each outfit. These are so cute. You did such a great job. Thanks for stopping Tuesday Tell All!

clh282410 said...

$3 is way too low, unless you like working for less than $1 an hour- its akin to Chinese child labor! :o) Most crafters are getting $5 for pendants alone- I'd think $5 for the earrings would be very inexpensive- with 7.50 being more in line with the quality of work you've put into them- if you made a matching pendant- could do a 'bundle' sale price. We all want to sell at craft fairs but we also tend to undervalue our time, creative effort & sell out to that person who prefers only shopping at walmart, so they expect walmart prices but for things above walmart quality!! Your items are ADORABLE!!!---- don't give away your creativity unless you're truly giving it away!

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