I have a fun project to share with you today. I am participating in the State Pride Tour with Beckie of Infarrantly Creative. She has teamed up 30 bloggers to share state themed art from their home – or home in their heart – state. Fun idea right?

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state pride tour

And here is my project. I created a Mod Podge branch silhouette. I know, I live in NY, but my heart – my heart is in NH.

Mod Podge Branch State Art and Day 4

Before I share the tutorial, here are today’s stop on the Finding Fall Home Tours.

House 11

sweet savvanah

House 12

picket fence

House 13

jennifer rizzoAnd to start the home tour from the beginning, please click below

finding home button copy

And now back to the state pride project…

Silhouette State Art

I simply started with Mod Podge matte, a 1/4 inch piece of plywood, leaves from the craft store and painting supplies.

Mod Podge State Art

I coated one side of the board with Mod Podge and layered the leaves in place. Then I coated it with a heavy top coat of Mod Podge.

Mod Podge Maple Leaf

The leaves had dimension – which I wanted, but I also needed them to stay in place. For the first hour of drying time, I had it covered in wax paper to help hold it in place.

Mod Podge Tips and Tricks

Once dried, I painted the whole thing out in metallic paint (I changed my mind from the original color) and then also coated it with some subtle glitter paint.

I used a cut out of the silhouette of the state and traced in with a marker.

Maple Leaf State Art

I collected branches from the ground – once that are already down are easier to work with because they are already dry. Using a glue gun, I filled in the outline of the state with differing sizes of branches. For the final step, I outlined the whole board in some burlap ribbon.


For our family, NH is in our hearts. My husband grew up there and his family is still there. And my husband and I met at University of New Hampshire. NH has always been about making maple syrup and walks in the woods. This piece of art sums that all up perfectly for us.


The next stop for the state pride tour is...

Makely School For Girls

Thanks so much for reading and wishing you a great day!