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)
- Modge Podge
- Paint Brush
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,