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.
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.