Crafting For Dummies: “Home Is Where The Heart Is” State Picture Frames


There is nothing better than state pride. Whether it’s the one you were born in, the one you grew up in, or the one you go/went to school in, we’ve all felt that loyalty and understood that sense of belonging. This craft is dedicated to all of the places we call home — and making all the sorry out-of-staters feel like Cady on her first day of high school.

Craft: “Home Is Where The Heart Is” State Picture Frames

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What You’ll Need:
6’’ x 8’’ picture frames of the same color (3)
1’’ thick roll of double stick tape
Black sharpie
4.5’’ x 7’’ outlined map of your home state

Total Cost: $21 and some brain cells from the sharpie fumes.

Total Time: 15 minutes (this obviously depends on your state and on how detailed you want your tracing to be.).

Step One: Find State Images
Use the virtual bible better known as Google to find images of your state. Drag it into a Word Doc and change the dimensions to 4.5’’ x 7’’. Depending on the shape of your state, the picture should either be horizontal (like Massachusetts) or vertical (like Maine). Print out the tracing. Make sure the image isn’t out of focus, especially if you’re a wine and craft (read: my) kind of girl. It will only end with sharpie stains on your hardwood floors and a plummet in your self-esteem.

Step Two: Trace State With Sharpie
Trace the image onto a separate sheet of plain, white paper. This could take you a whole nine seconds with square states like Colorado, or a little bit longer if your state has a lot of islands, like Alaska. Don’t beat yourself up if you forget a tiny crevice or bump in the map of your state. So you inadvertently killed off an entire town or three? Tthey probably didn’t matter that much anyways.

Step Three: Put The Tracing In The Frame
You passed second grade. You got this, babe.

End Result:
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(@DrunkNOTinLove) is a die-hard Splenda addict who requires a constant supply of caffeine and male attention to make it through the day. After graduating with her degree in Economics, she now focuses her energy on adding a "Home" to her degree title by perfecting the "intelligent drunk," and conning a banker into marrying her one day. Originally from New England, she is a hardcore Boston sports fan, but only when boys are around. Almost all of her calories consumed Thursday - Saturday (and the occasional Tuesday) are from $7 bottles of Yellowtail Moscato, and in no way, shape, or form is she fazed by this. All forms of hate mail and date party inquiries can be sent to

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