You can cut the states out one of two ways. Google an image of your state, print it and then trace it onto the contact paper and cut. I personally just used my Cricut to cut the images and words, but if you don’t have a cutter you have do it that way. Peel the contact paper apart and apply it to the canvases. Be careful when applying the words to remember all of the little pieces.
Paint the canvas around the state and then just where the letters are on the canvas. Wait until they are dry and do a second coat. When the canvases are completely dry, peel the contact paper off.
Take your roll of red Washi tape and cut out a little heart to place over where you lived in the state. I just free hand cut the little heart.
I found the plate rack that I use for my canvases at a thrift store for $2. I bought it, sanded it down and gave it a fresh coat of black spray paint. Check your thrift stores for plate racks that can be refinished.
marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings says
those turned out so cute Debra! I love decorations with meaning
Great craft! I love the "I would follow you anywhere"… so romantic!
Yvonne @ TriedandTasty.com
This is so cute! So far we would need three canvases, but South Texas definitely has the most meaning in the "I would follow you anywhere" department. That one was the test of our love. 🙂
Jonie Marie says
Great idea! I love the white and blue combo too. It is a very simple and sweet decoration, but holds a lot of meaning. I give it two thumbs up 🙂
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama says
Love this project, so sweet! Nice score on the plate rack, it's beautiful!