DIY: State Love Wall Art

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & Rain This weekend I was in eastern Iowa to attend a housewarming celebration for two of my friends who moved in together earlier this month. I wanted to give them something personal and homemade and I thought this might be just the thing!

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & Rain

What you need:
This Picture Frame, or a similar one,  or a small piece of wood
Felt Heart
Mod Podge
Sponge brush

Carefully cut out your state of choice–be sure to coordinate the size of your map so that the state will fit on the surface. Brush a thin layer of mod podge on the back of the state. Lay state on wood and carefully smooth it down, avoiding wrinkles and air bubbles. I used a damp q-tip to wipe away any excess mod podge from the edges.

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & RainFind the city you want to feature, in this case Cedar Rapids, and affix the heart right on top of it. I used a felt sticker which was super easy, you could also use mod podge. 

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & RainBrush a layer of Mod Podge on the back of the letters and attach to wood. Since I used raised letters I needed to even out the surface so the glass would lay flat. I used a number 1 from the same pack of letters and attached  it to the opposite side of the frame.

DIY State Love Wall Art | Tulips & Rain