Framed State Art

Monthly craft night with my best was upon us this past Friday night so we decided to make some art to hang on our walls. I had seen a little project in Young House Love’s book for cutout framed states.

I already had a frame from a past Ikea trip I could use and leftover burlap from Archie’s birthday banner so all I needed was a printout of Tennessee and Kentucky (my choice of states to represent where we got married and where we call home now) and some cute scrapbook paper to make my state cutouts.


I cutout the printable states and then traced those onto my scrapbook paper and used some scissors to carefully cut out my state. I had also brought my xacto knife to use if I needed it but scissors seemed to work just fine.


I tried to pick two scrapbook pages that would kind of go together when I framed them together and I think I picked the right ones. Once I was finished meticulously cutting, I taped them to my cut burlap and placed it in the frame. Voilà!


Easy as that, friends. Wall art on the cheap that I think looks great!

I’m gradually trying to accumulate enough white frames and art to hang all the way up our staircase, so slowly but surely I’m getting there.

Next month the best and I are having two craft nights because of a Christmas wreath we are going to make for our front doors and gifts for a Women’s gift exchange we do every year. We are turning into crafting fools and I kind of love it!!

Which states would you pick and why? What are some ideas for on the cheap art that you’ve done recently?


3 thoughts on “Framed State Art

    1. Lauren @ The Highlands Life Post author

      I made a Halloween wreath and chevron wreath this past weekend just sitting at home with the husband while we watched TV and talked. For the next girls craft night we are going to tackle a foam wreath with white pearl like ornaments to glue on all around the wreath. Don’t worry, I’ll post a play by play! 🙂


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