Rose & Co Blog: 10 Minute DIY: Glitter State Art

10 Minute DIY: Glitter State Art


Happy Monday, friends!

Did you have a great weekend? I have to say that this was probably our laziest weekend in a very long time. We binged on some Walking Dead, stayed in PJ's until noon, and watched a lot of football. Sunday was so lazy that somehow I couldn't get myself dressed for Church until 10:00, and by the time we were ready to go it was 10:50 and Church starts at 11:00. So we changed back into PJ's and just streamed it. Oh how I love modern technology ;)

I mentioned on instagram (@absolutelyarkansas) Saturday that we have now moved on to completing our Guest Room/Office. Moving room by room decorating is the best way in my opinion to finally finish your house. We're coming up on 2 years in our humble abode without much to show for it, so 2015 is the year of the house!

I made this glitter California Art in seriously under 10 minutes to add to my gallery wall. If you've followed along from the beginning, you know that although Jake & I live in Arkansas now, we were both born and raised in San Diego and 90% of our family is still there, so California has the biggest piece of my heart, and I try to feature it in our home whenever possible :)

You can seriously do this in no time, probably with supplies you already have in your home.

You will need:

  • A state outline 
  • A gold sharpee (or color of your glitter)
  • Glitter
  • Modge Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Frame




1) Gather supplies, and print out your state. A simple google search for "state outline" should populate lots of options. I cut out a 5x7 piece of cardstock and printed it on that.


2) Outline your state in a gold sharpee, this helps create sharp lines once you paint on your modge podge and add glitter.



3) Paint a thin layer of modge podge within the lines of your state, and sprinkle on a layer of glitter.


4) Remove the excess glitter, and paint on a very very thin top coat of modge podge. Use a really light hand when doing this to ensure you don't disturb the glitter below. You could wait until the first layer dries if you're nervous about peeling up your glitter, but I just made sure to be extra careful and it turned out fine.



Wait for your top layer to completely dry before framing (I just let it hang out overnight, but if you're extra impatient you could take a hairdryer to it) and then frame & hang!



Easiest art project ever!


Have a great week, gals!

Until Next Time,
xo Kylie






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21 comments :

  1. This is such a great DIY project! I will definitely have to give it a try and let you know how it goes :) Hope you had a great weekend! XO

    Anna
    alilyloveaffair.com

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    1. Thanks, Anna girl! Hope your weekend was glorious as usual :)

      xo,
      K

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  2. Such a cute project! Since we're in Kansas our state would look like a glitter rectangle :) Not too cute.

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  3. Love this DIY! I'll have to give it a try!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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    1. Thanks, Kylie! Easy as can be, i'd love to see you try it out!

      xo,
      K

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  4. This is such a great idea Kylie! I made something similar last year, but I used my cricut and cut out michigan onto glitter paper. I never would have thought to do it this way, you are so creative! I love the gold. And s that navy walls I spot??

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  5. So simple, chic, & freaking sparkly!! I love easy projects like this. It spices up the room without taking up all your time.
    :] // ▲ itsCarmen.com ▲

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    1. I love anything that sparkles that takes less than 20 minutes to complete! I hope you can give it a try. Thanks for coming by, Carmen!

      xo,
      Kylie

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    2. So simple and pretty! I might be making some of these as little gifts in the future!

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    3. Thanks, Mary Leigh! I hope you do! What a cute gift this would make for girlfriends, and so simple too!

      xo

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  6. Love this! I'd been thinking about making something similar! Cheap and easy projects are the bomb! When's the next time you guys will get to visit Cali again??

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    1. Hey cute gal! I need to make a sparkly Arkansas to complete the wall :) We'll be back in April for our best friends wedding! I can't wait to feel the sunshine. Hope you had a great weekend!
      xo

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  7. I LOVE this DIY! I have been looking at similar ones on Etsy and have been thinking about trying my own hand at it! So cute :)
    xx, Mikkaela
    Southwestern Prepster

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    1. Thank you pretty mama! No need to spend tons on Etsy, you can totally do it yourself, probably with crafty items you've got in your home! Hope you had a great weekend!

      xo

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    1. Thanks pretty lady! It's my favorite print on my gallery wall.

      xo!

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  9. For some reason it said link not valid for the jcrew giveaway. Is it still going on?

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    1. Hey again! So sorry, but it was only valid the day of the post going live. You reminded me to remove that part though! Hope you had a great weekend!

      xo, Kylie

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