How to Print Pictures for Scrabble Tile Jewelry

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How to Print Pictures for Scrabble Tile Jewelry
Scrabble tiles can make beautiful jewellery. (scrabble about image by Bionic Media from Fotolia.com)

Scrabble tile pendants make lovely gifts and can be a nice addition to a craft fair booth. They are inexpensive to create and lightweight. One challenge that you will come against when creating a Scrabble tile pendant is finding pictures to fit on the face of the Scrabble tile, which measures 0.75 inches by 0.82 inches. There are several methods to acquire images of this size.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Photos
  • Computer with scanner, printer and desktop publishing program
  • Scrabble tile
  • Scrapbook or decorative paper
  • Craft blade

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Look through your personal photo collection to choose photos that will work for Scrabble tile pendants. Animals and flowers make good choices; patterns and colours, such as sunsets and clouds also work well. The pictures need to be clear and have good colour contrast, since you will be reducing them to a smaller size.

  2. 2

    Scan or load the pictures into your computer. Open them in your desktop publishing program.

  3. 3

    Reduce each picture to 0.75 inches by 0.82 inches. Save them in a folder where you will be able to find them easily. Use the program's "zoom" feature to make sure each picture still has good resolution and the pixels look right.

  4. 4

    Open a new blank file for an eight by ten inch project. Insert each picture onto the blank page. Create several rows of pictures that you have resized, making sure they remain the correct size.

  5. 5

    Check your printer settings to make sure you are printing the page as is, with no size changes. Set your printer to the highest quality setting.

  6. 6

    Print out your page and hold up a Scrabble tile to each picture to make sure you have printed them in the right size.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also purchase scrapbook or decorative paper pages that have small patterns, or find nature photos in magazines. Trace around a Scrabble tile in the area you want to use. Cut out the square with a craft blade.
  • There are Scrabble photo collage sheets designed by original artists available on many craft supply websites and online auction websites.
  • If you are planning to resell your necklaces, especially if you are selling them online, be sure you have the rights to the images.

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