I am so thrilled to show you this week’s featured project, I can hardly contain myself! When I saw the following Scrap Map Tutorial from See Kate Sew, it was love at first sight. It’s just so unique and adorable that I couldn’t help but draw inspiration from it!
In my usual lazy girl fashion, this cute wall decor was super easy to make. It only took me about 15 minutes to whip this out from start to finish, and I want to show you how to make your very own!
Since I live in the wonderful state of Oklahoma, I decided to create my wall art using this fabulous mid-western state as inspiration. I found an outline of Oklahoma at free-printable-maps.com to use as a pattern for my fabric. You can head over to the website to print out one for your state too!
- An 8″x10″ picture frame
- Muslin (I purchased a yard from the store, but it was WAY more than I needed)
- Your choice of fabric for your state (I purchased a 1/2 yard of Oklahoma University-colored fabric and a fat quarter of Oklahoma State University-colored fabric. Again, this was way more than I needed)
- Heat ‘n Bond (the purple package, not the red)
- Thread of any color
Take your muslin, iron out any creases or wrinkles, and cut out an 8″x10″ piece. My frame had a piece of 8″x10″ matting in it, so I took that and traced the piece I needed with a pencil and cut it out with fabric scissors.
Then, iron your state-inspired fabric and sit your state pattern on the fabric. Cut around the state in a rectangle, then take that piece of fabric and cut out the same size piece of your Heat ‘n Bond.
Turn your iron on to the wool setting with steam and let it heat up.
Place a piece of cloth over your fabric and rest your iron on top of your that for 10-15 seconds to adhere your Heat ‘n Bond to your fabric.
See, so easy!
Next time I think I will fuse some Heat ‘n Bond to my muslin before I sew my state on. When I put it in the frame and put the back of the frame on, there were a lot of wrinkles in the muslin, as you can see in the above picture. I think having the Heat ‘n Bond fused to the muslin will give it an extra stiffness in the frame.
Overall, I think it turned out super adorable! I plan on giving one to my sister-in-law who is a diehard OSU fan and the other one to a close family friend who is a diehard OU fan. I sure hope they’ll like it!
Try this out for yourself and let me know what you think!
Have a GREAT weekend!