Saturday, April 20, 2013

california girl

...that my home state is relatively easy to freehand.  i've been wishing after this super cute tshirt for a few weeks now, since they seemed to have popped up all over blogland.  when i realized i could diy it for next to nothing, color me satisfied.

wall art home state diy

materials:  16" x 20" frame
construction or scrapbook paper in the color of your choice
black sharpie
paint samples {free at home depot}
2" round punch {i used a coupon and my teacher discount at joanns}

1.  cut your construction paper to fit your frame
2.  freehand or stencil your state's outline in pencil first, and then trace with sharpie
3.  i'm a socal girl, so i wanted to place the home script near the bottom.  totally optional.
4.  also optional, but fun, is to use the punch and paint samples to highlight places that you've traveled to throughout your state.  i've been to norcal several times to visit, but i wanted to show places that my husband and i have been to together as a couple. 

considering that i am craft challenged {i didn't post the "places we've visited across the united states" companion piece i made.  trust me.  fail.}, i was really pleased with how this turned out.  leave a comment/link if you try it!

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