Materials I used:
Cork board sheets cut to state shape
Writing utensil to trace (I used pen but shoulda used chalk so I could wipe off the visible lines left over at the end).
The cutting was the hardest part, especially NY. I accidentally broke Long Island off and had to super glue it back on so be careful around skinny areas. The cork wanted to crumble. Colorado, being a square was the easiest. Duh.
After cutting I sat and thought about which state should be which color.
Then I put on painter’s tape and used the foam brush to apply 2 coats of paint.
Once dry, off came the tape. Seeing the straight line emerge was completely satisfying.
In hindsight, I should have used chalk to trace the shape out because you can see the pen I used but I didn’t have any. Thankfully it’s not too noticeable from a distance though.
Then I used small tiny nails to hang them on the wall. Voila! Now I just need some fancy tacks to hold some photos and I’m all set.