Hey friend! I am so excited to be a part of another challenge with a bunch of my favorite DIY bloggers! This month we are doing a scrap wood challenge. I have boxes of scraps so I was super excited about this project.
I also recently won a Dewalt scroll saw which was perfect timing to use it for this project. I decided to make some geometric wall art for my oldest daughter’s bedroom. She loves pandas, so we found this design online and went from there. Keep reading for all the steps and feel free to ask questions in the comment section.
Be sure to check out the other projects by the incredibly talented ladies in this challenge!
Addicted 2 DIY - Scrap Wood DIY Noodle Board
RemodelaCasa - Scrap Wood Entry Coat Rack
Jaime Costiglio - Scrap Wood Wall Installation
The Inspired Workshop - DIY Scrap Wood Outdoor Planter
The Created Home - DIY Modern Dollhouse Furniture
My Love 2 Create - DIY Tiered Serving Trays
Ugly Duckling House - Scrap Wood Wall Art
Joyful Derivatives - DIY Wooden Dog Bed
House Becoming Home - Wood Soap Dish from Scraps
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Supplies for Scrap Wood Geometric Wall Art:
- Scrap wood in size you want your art to be
- Printed Geometric Design
- Painters tape or contact paper
- Spray glue
- Scroll Saw
- Spray paint colors
- Scrap wood pieces for frame
- Wood glue
Step 1: Gather scrap wood and design
I went through my scrap wood and found some pieces that were about the size that I wanted to make this artwork. This is scrap birch plywood from when I made my DIY rustic wedding seating chart.
Step 2: Prepare design
For this project I am going to cut the design using my scroll saw. There are two ways that I do this, one is to use painter’s tape as shown above to cover the entire piece of wood. I then use spray glue to glue the design down on to the painter’s tape. This makes it all easy to remove from the wood after cutting. Contact paper is a little easier than painter’s tape but I didn’t have that on hand.
Step 3: Cut with Scroll Saw
Once it is glue down, use your scroll saw to cut out the difference sections of the design.
Once all the pieces are cut, remove the tape and paper from each piece of wood. Be sure to keep the pieces separated by color so it is easy to paint them.
Step 4: Paint all the pieces
Use spray paint to paint all the pieces. I painted the panda pieces with black and white, then sprayed the background a colorful and glittery bright blue.
Step 5: Build the Frame
I had some thinner scrapwood pieces so I used them to make the frame for my artwork. I glued and clamped them to the main board. It doesn’t weigh a lot so I felt like wood glue was enough to keep it together.
Step 6: Assemble the geometric panda pieces
Find your original design and use it to help you put your pieces together. They are a lot like a puzzle so you definitely want to have the design on hand somewhere to refer back to when you’re ready to glue it down.
To glue the pieces in place I used super glue.
Once the pieces are all assembled, brush off any dust on it and enjoy your beautiful fun new colorful scrap wood wall art!
I hope you like this project! Please share via social media with your friends! As always, let me know if you have any questions.
Maker. DIY Blogger. Artist.
Sheri has been creating all of her life in various ways and finds great purpose and empowerment in creating something new. When she’s not in the workshop or craft room she is making memories with her husband, four kids, perfect dog and ornery cat.