Home State String Art

I found myself with several pieces of wood leftover from the Casino Party cupcake stand. After seeing so many string art images online, I had to try this diy. I took one of the many pieces back to Home Depot and had it cut in half. They ended up being the perfect size for the state online. I chose to do one for Georgia for my peaches and Alabama for myself.


You will want to paint the board next. The color is completely up to you.

I choose to mix White and Palm Leaf green. Some ideas might be a common state color if available, favorite color, or a nice neutral color.


Allow the paint to dry completely. Using painters tape — because it will not pull up the paint — tape down your pattern of whichever state you want. I printed the outline of the state map from the internet, trimmed around the edges, and cut out a heart shape around the city of birth. Livi and her dad share the same city of birth and I cut out a heart for my birth city. Nothing to it.



Now here’s the fun part. Hammering the nails. I will warn you, this is a long process. It is worth it in the end, I promise.


Once you have gone all the way around the border of your template and the heart, you can pull the photo up.

To start your string, tie a tight knot around whichever nail you are going to start and finish with. You can trim off the excess when you are all finished. Wrap your string back and forth from the state’s edge, to the heart, and repeat.

Once you make it all around the state, knot the string around the same nail you started with. Trim off the extra and you’re all done!

I think this will look great in the hall with the other photos and home decor.

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