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Scrap wood state cutouts!

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Today I have a super fun project–using wood scraps and Scotch® Brand — From masking tape to spray adhesives and everything in between — no matter the craft, there’s a Scotch® Brand product to do the job.

I made some state cutouts…but you could totally branch out and do letters, stars, pineapple, unicorn–so many options!!! It would be totally fun to have a girls craft night and see what everyone creates!

easy and fun girls night craft--state cutout of of scrap wood You can easily hang them up with Command™ Brand hooks or strips! They  provide damage-free hanging solutions for a wide variety of uses for your crafting needs. Our products hold on strongly, come off cleanly. (aka…no holes in your wall!)

Besides the wood and jigsaw–all the supplies can be found in the crafting aisle at walmart! Got to love one stop shopping! walmart craft aisle

Here’s what you need:

  • Scotch® Brand Permanant Mounting Tape
  • scrap wood
  • paint
  • Command™ Strips
  • jig saw

Round up all your scrap wood. I loved the look of different sizes but you could do the same size if you wanted! scrap wood Trace or sketch the state shape! I had a cutout so I just lightly sketched around it (since I wanted it bigger!)  state of idaho I tried to make all the straight cuts on the chop saw. fun scrap buster diy Then I had to get in there with the jigsaw. Some of these pieces were pretty small, so make sure to clamp them down and get your fingers out of the way! check out this fun wood cutout I wanted a distressed look to match the rest of the decor so I stained them all brown and painted them white after that dried. Then I used sand paper to smooth the edges and let the brown show through (you can see on the top right piece!)
how to distress wood

(looks like a jig saw puzzle!)

At this point…I was kind of stuck on how to get all these pieces to stay together as one big piece! Lucky for me I stumbled upon Scotch® Brand Permanent Mounting Tape! It turned out perfect! Held it into place and looks fantastic!  I had some skinny pieces of wood left over from trimming my Idaho.
scotch mounting tape I just covered one side of the stick with the tape (You can trim it to size–but it was on the back so I wasn’t worried about it!) adding tape Peel off the backing and press onto the Idaho! wood piece attachment I let it stick for awhile before hanging! I just had two strips to hold into place (although I’m sure one would have held it fine!) attach scotch® tape Then it’s time to hang with Command™ Strips–Perfect way to get it on the wall without any holes! My husband is anti holes in walls so we totally buy Command™ Strips and Hooks in BULK!

command strips Here is my tip–I place one side on the project…and just barely attach the other piece on top and then peel off the backing. Then I place the project where I want it so the  Command™ Strips gets placed exactly where it needs to be. Then I take the project off and press the Command™ Strip and let it adhere before placing the project on the wall! command strips for hanging pictures

 

It totally finishes off my gallery wall! fun diy gallery wall

 

I also made a Utah shape one (this one with watercolors) watercolor

I didn’t have any more pieces of small wood…so I actually just cut up a piece of foam board and attached it using Scotch® Permanent mounting tape again.  utah shape

This one was a little bigger so it worked a little better with two stabilizers on back! utah cutout shape

Now I want to make an Arizona–where my husband was born with some cactus painted on them! state cutouts

You can get even more inspiration on Pinterest and from Scotch® Brand!  Lots of fun ways to create with Scotch® brand! idaho cutout

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.