State pride

Our family is from sunny Arizona but our little sis married a boy from Baton Rouge.  Just for fun, we made the newlyweds sweet decor for their cozy apartment:
[Arizona + Louisiana]
Want to make your own? You probably have everything on hand..

Supplies Needed:
  • computer/printer
  • cardstock
  • 8×10 frame
  • double-sided tape
  • heart stickers [or red marker]
  • vinyl “+” [or black marker]
Directions:
1. Google image desired state, print onto regular paper.
2. Cut out state.
3. Trace (backward) onto cardstock, cut out.
4. Put hearts on the city you live in then using double-sided tape, center your states onto colored cardstock, [ours is geographically correct, fyi!] Don’t forget your “+” sign.

Frame & you’re done!  

Same concept for solo state.  Enjoy (:
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  1. 1


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    Christina

    This is so fresh & cute…I love it! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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    The {Prince} Family

    those turned out darling! Now you need to do one for you & YOUR man!

    ps- I am diggin that pillow. so cute!

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    Julie Whipple Herbert

    I am absolutely loving this! We collect maps in our house (my husband is a Geography major) and these are giving me great ideas.

    Thank you as always for sharing :)

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    The Allen Family

    That is such a fabulous idea for part of wedding/shower gift. I love it! Thanks!

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    kristen

    This is so cute! I just might have to make one for my SIL, she is getting married in June. I think I might do the states of their missions though. :)

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    Mrs. No-No

    Wow – What a great wedding gift!! You guys are so creative. I can't wait to LEARN more!!! :)
    Thanks for visiting "Mrs. No-No Knows"! …now following you back :) Hope you will stop back often and put in your two cents.
    Carla at Mrs. No-No Knows
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    Debbie @ OtRD

    Love this project! What a great idea for a wedding present!

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    Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs

    This is soo cute! I lobe how simple it is to make such adorable wall art! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! :)

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    Monica

    My husband and I are also from two different states but we live in my home state near my family…I am always trying to find ways to remember his homestate and to help teach our daughter she has two states worth of people who love her :) Thanks for this GREAT idea!

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    Landeelu

    I am so in love with this I can hardly stand it!! So so so cute & original!! This will be all my future wedding gifts. :)

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    Heather

    I have seen similar things around Blogland and have been contemplating making something for both of my kids to put in their rooms since they were each born in different states. My husband and I are both from different states as well — would never have thought to put them together with a "+" sign — just love it! Adding this to my To Do List!

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    Kimberly Moore

    Love it. I'm from Washington and my Husband is from Florida…so I LOVE the idea of adding the two states from the coasts together!

    LOVE your blog too!! Come take a look around mine!

    Kimberly

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    Suzette and Sarah

    I just loved you maps, the I was super excited to see Louisiana. We are from Baton Rouge- see it really is a small world.

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    La-Dee-da crafter

    I love this idea and thanks for the turtorial. I am from Texas but have lived in several states but now I find myself in AZ, so I am thinking I need a Texas one so i can stay true to my roots. haha.
    ladeedacreations.com

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    Pepper Lovin!

    Love this guys! So cute.

  17. 17


    Rebekah★All Thingz Related★

    ohmygoodness, I LOVE this! Sharing on FB! Thanks for joining me at Anything Related!

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    PressedDownShakenTogether

    Can't wait to make these – what a great idea for a wedding/engagement gift!!

    New follower from Tip Junkie!

    Keri
    shakentogether.blogspot.com

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    radn

    that is a really great gift for someone getting married!

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    The Loops

    So cute! I saw some of these same finds on Etsy. I'm excited to try my own. Thanks for the tutorial. i am a new follower. I'd love for you to stop by my blog.

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    Brandy J.

    I just found your blog and am your newest follower! This is such a clever idea…I love it. Thanks for inspiring me and for creating such a fab blog.

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    {northern cottage}

    these are really really fantastic! I can't believe I've just found you! off to explore more of your blog. would love to have you swing by for a visit sometime!

    http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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    Michelle

    I am a new follower! I absolutely love your blog!! So amazing!! I can't wait to see more!!

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    The Crafty Side Of Life

    Thanks for following me! I'm glad you liked my wanted sign. Heehee. You have an adorable blog, and I LOVE the framed states with the hearts on them! So clever!! Thanks so much again!
    -Amy

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    The Crafty Side Of Life

    PS, I am your newest follower!! YAY!

  26. 26


    Anu@My Dream Canvas

    Wow, this is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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    Sarah@everydayeasy

    love love love!

  28. 28


    Holly

    Love this idea!!!!!!! Can I post a photo and link back to you on my wedding blog next week!

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    Nicole @ The Wonderful World of Wohler

    Super Adorable, what a great gift for a new couple! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Somewhat Simple.

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    Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage

    I absolutely adore this!! Thanks so much for auditioning for OMTWI!!

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    Shannon

    love the state idea. Where did you get your heart stickers?

  32. 32


    Rachel@oneprettything.com

    I LOVE this! Thanks so much, I'm going to making it for a friend who recently moved to another state to be with her fiance. PERFECT! I'll be linking as well, you rock!

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    Amy @ Flowery Fashion

    I'm a new follower- and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! SOOOOO CUTE! Thank you so much for sharing!!

    Amy
    floweryfashion.blogspot.com

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    Amanda @ Ninth Street Notions

    Absolutely fantastic! I will definitely have to make this, as I am from Oregon, but my husband is from Vermont. I'll be featuring you tomorrow at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions. Feel free to come grab a button.

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    April

    These are so cute!

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime

    Great idea for my postcard. Thank you for sharing this at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) I hope you'll join us again starting 5 pm this Sunday, PST.

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    Damien

    I just made these in two separate frames to hang side by side. I just happened to have some small foam hearts hanging around from Valentines! Thanks again for this tutorial- it's perfect.

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    Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses

    I made one similar at my blog and gave you credit for the idea. You can see mine here if you want to take a look. Thanks for the inspiration! It's just what my entry way needed.

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    misssrobin

    Very fun.

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    RebeccaMom

    Stopping by from SITS… Love these ideas for states… :)

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    Michelle G

    I love this idea for the states! My b/f & I are actually planning a big move from WI to CA in a couple of months, so I really like this idea (especially the pillow, that is just too cute).

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    lyssa

    Wonderful blog. I appreciate with your information. thanks for sharing it.

    Best wedding gifts

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    Hannah

    Just came across this tutorial and it is adorable! I will definitely be making this!

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    Dani Marie

    Love this! Just wanted to let you know I included it in my 2011 Ultimate Gift Guide (101 tutorials/recipes)! Check it out: http://danimariedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/10/2011-ultimate-diy-gift-guide.html

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    Becky

    Hahahahahaha! Wyoming and Colorado.

  46. 46

    Very cute. Makes him feel just like he’s close to his old city.

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    Irina

    Love love love this! I made my own version of this for my friends engagement present, except I put in a sticker of 2 love birds with a heart above them that looked identical to the hearts in the respective states – it looked as though the birds had flown to find one another! Adorable!!! Thanks so much ;)

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      lollyjane

      Wahoo! Sounds adorable! So happy to have inspired you! XO

  48. 49

    Found you via Avocado as they just featured you on their fan page! This is such a cute idea! Me and my other half are from different countries so I’m looking forward to trying this out.