Scrabble Tote Bag Craft

Beth @CreativelyBeth
by Beth @CreativelyBeth
2 Materials
1 Hour

Create a Scrabble Tote Bag Craft for Mother's Day. I am all about recycling, but most of the tote bags that the grocery stores sell are not very cute or crafty. So in honor of family game night, I created a Scrabble-inspired bag to tote around town!

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Here's what you need to make a Custom Tote Bag

  • Embroidered and Iron-On Letters – 1.5″ Copper
  • Canvas Tote Bag
  • Tan Craft Ink or Acrylic Craft Paint
  • Graph Paper
  • Pencil
  • MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
  • Chalk Pencil – White
  • Ruler

Here's how to create a Scrabble Inspired Tote Bag


Decide what words you want to spell and how they'll connect, making sure the arrangement will fit on the front of your tote bag. Draw a grid of square tiles on graph paper to fit each of your letters. I selected the 1.5″ Cooper Style letters, so my tiles are 2″ square.

Cut out the grid and place it on the front of the tote bag. Lightly sketch guidelines with a chalk pencil.


Stamp square tiles in place within your guidelines. Instead of stamping squares, you can also paint them by hand. Heat set the ink or paint with an iron. Remove any chalk lines with an eraser.


Peel the backing paper away from each letter and place one inside each tile. The embroidered letters have pressure-sensitive temporary adhesive on the back for easy placement. Iron on each letter according to the package directions. Write the point value of each tile in the bottom right corner with the fine point of the MONO Twin Permanent Marker.

Quick and Easy Scrabble Inspired Tote Bag

This project makes the perfect quick and easy handmade gift. Learn how to make a Scrabble Inspired Tote Bag with iron-on and embroidered letters. Use names from your family, just make sure that they all intersect with common letters.

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Sharing is Caring!

Too busy to make this right now? Pin it for later! I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Creatively, Beth

Suggested materials:
  • Tote Bag   (Amazon)
  • Embroidered Letters   (Amazon)

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Beth @CreativelyBeth
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