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
What You’ll Need:
6’’ x 8’’ picture frames of the same color (3)
1’’ thick roll of double stick tape
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.
Have some ideas you want me to try? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!.