“DIY State Outline Art”

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As a former military family of 20 years we had our share of moving around the globe.  We actually lived in Florida 2 times in 2 towns as well as twice in California in 2 towns. Fun fact- in our 3 years in Japan we lived in 2 addresses due to renovations!

I wanted a tribute to represent our many residences and what better than some state outline art?  Wait- even better- these were FREE.  I used scrap shiplap wood, a printer, scissors, notebook paper, stain, white paint and saw tooth hangers.

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So, how did I make the state outline art?

  1. I *thought* I printed off the outline of each state but looking at this pic it looks like I may have free handed them all on the same size of paper. Either way works!!!
  2.  Cut around the outline.
  3. Trace the state outline onto a pre-stained piece of wood or a canvas.
  4. Fill in the outline with white paint and repeat a second coat.  Boom!!!! You have instant art.
  5. Hammer in a sawtooth hanger centered on the back.
  6. Find a place to hang your states and enjoy!

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Typical me being me they lived in more than one location in Florida.

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Currently my state outlines live in the basement.  They are likely to move around the house like we moved around the world.  I thought I fully represented our moves and then we moved again.  I need to add a Virginia!

You can make these any size- you could even use a pallet and one huge state outline for impact.  Have fun with it and be creative 🙂

About Desperate Craft Wife

Mom of 4 crafting her way through life one project at a time!

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