I have always bought games for my kids for the holidays. They love getting them. Sometimes they become a family favorite, sometimes… not so much.
The Bananagrams were sitting around, not being used. So that makes them fair game for crafting. Right?
My handy, dandy Fiskars Craft Drill went through the tiles quite easily. In fact, a little too easily as I drilled a hole in my craft mat!
I love this drill for projects like drilling through small bits and pieces. Because it’s a hand cranked drill it can drill VERY SLOWLY. I feel like I have more control over the depth of the drill (when I’m not distracted by shiny things). It’s easy to change the bits and it’s small so it doesn’t take up a lot of valuable studio space. Besides, I can still craft when the power goes out! BONUS!
I used 18 gauge wire to make a bail for my game pieces and attached them to a piece of chain. Then I added a bunch of other beads using 2 1/2 inch head pins. I put a simple loop at the top and attached them in various places on the chain.
If you’d like to see another project I used the Fiskars Craft Drill for please click over to Altered Dominoes: Turning them Into Jewelry
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