Glitter State Art {DIY}

In an attempt to build up my artwork for the gallery wall I’m putting in my home office/craft room, I came up with this glitter bombed piece of work.  It’s Andy Warhol meets Liberace.  Or something like that.  I was going to say Andy Warhol meets Kesha.  But I’m not a fan.  Homegirl has got to go.

Anyway, I came up with the idea to pay homage to my state by covering it in glitter.  You can never go wrong with copious amounts of gold glitter.  Never.

Easy and inexpensive glitter state art!  She made it for $0!

I started by finding an image of my lovely state through a google images search.  Then I sized and flipped the image in Photoshop.  Why?  Because when I cut it out I didn’t want any of the black outline to show.   You can flip images in Word.  Just google it.

I printed it out on card stock.  The card stock is important.  This won’t work very well with regular ole paper.

diy glitter state art tutorial

Then I cut it out (see how there aren’t any black lines on this side?) and grabbed my Mod Podge.  I put a thick layer of Mod Podge on the cut out with a foam brush.  Make sure you put enough Mod Podge on, but don’t go too crazy.

glitter art

I grabbed my gold glitter and covered the Mod Podge covered state.  You can go crazy with this step.

indiana glitter art

I waited until the Mod Podge had dried and shook off the excess glitter.  There were some spots where the glitter didn’t stick well so I dabbed some Mod Podge on with a toothpick, poured on some more glitter, and let it dry.

glittery indiana art

I didn’t take a photo of this, but I also sprayed it with Rustoleum clear gloss to seal the glitter.  Tip: Spray from at least 2 feet away.  Don’t go overboard.  Spray a light layer and go back and do another layer if needed.  If you spray too much it’ll look bad.  Read more about this step here.

glitter art diy

Then I took my goldified Indiana and attached it to a piece of pink card stock with double sided tape.  I went with pink because it’s what I had and gold and pink look good together.  But this would also look great with emerald green, navy, or turquoise paper.

diy glitter state art

I grabbed an Ikea picture frame with an 8×10 opening and slapped the bad boy in it.

state art

I think it turned out pretty well for a spur of the moment idea.

glitter state art

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  1. says

    Chelsea it’s a shiny beauty! I love anything Midwestern since I was born and raised in MN and have since relocated East. It must have been painstaking to cut out that bottom wiggly border!! but the results are perfection. Great project using minimal supplies most of us already have on hand, I’m thinking silver for the Empire State (NY).

  2. JaimeR says

    Love this! I alwyas say that everything is better with some glitter!!! I glittered up some mason jars for my make up brushes a few weekends ago and I love ‘em! This might be on my glitter project list this weekend! :)

  3. Sami says

    We are a military family & this is such a great idea. My husband saves all our license plates in the garage or his work sheds but it’d be nice to have something in the house. He’s been in a long time & will retire. Some of you may have never herd the saying but us wives say “Home is Where the Army Send You. Than you!

  4. Michele Jacobs says

    This is so great! I’ve already started working on my copy cat project. … doing the 5 states I’ve lived in with black glitter for my black & white gallery wall. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. says

    I think this is a cute idea and a great project to do with kids. This is something I would be willing to try. I will share on my blog with my own state. I will reference you with a link back to you.

  6. says

    I love this! A glittery Indiana is a great addition to the gallery wall. That could be my fellow hoosier talking :)

    PS. K-Dollar Sign-Ha has got to go..

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