Saw it. Pinned it. Did it: "I Just Wanted to Glitter" Texas String Art |

Jan 31, 2013

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it: "I Just Wanted to Glitter" Texas String Art

I have no musical question of the day. With this new job I have to find a better schedule for blogging and overall general fun. I love the job but now that I have two that does not leave much free time for anything.

Y'all know what time it is. My obsession time. It Pinterest time. Last weekend one of my good friends texted me and asked if I was busy. She felt like crafting and wanted someone to make the state string art with her. She was like, "I'm sure you don't have anything for your Thursday Pinterest Post." She was right. Good looking out Dougherty.

Dougherty graduated from A&M and of course she had to represent. Y'all know I've become obsessed with mint and there ya go. Shall we get started. 



  • Wood- ours was 8.5 by 11 cause that's all Hobby Lobby had
  • Nails- ours were 1 inch. Just remember the bigger the nails the more hammering that will have to be done and the thicker your board will need to be.
  • Paint- We got our paint at Home Depot. We had them mix tester cans for us and it only cost a few dollars. Now I have Mint paint forever and I'm excited about it.
  • Painters Tape
  • Paint brushes
  • Hammer
  • String and a picture of your state


Make sure you protect the space you are working on. Table also works better than the floor. Paint two coats on your board. Y'all make sure each coat dries properly. 


Cut a heart where you live or want to highlight  We made our hearts 2 inches. Tape the State how you want it on the board and you are ready to go (Why does Texas have to be such odd shaped and Dallas and such a random location?)

We started by nailing the heart down first. Make sure you get as flush to the paper as possible. We nailed one and then measured so that it was sticking out half an inch. You want the nails to be close but not so close that you cannot thread the string around.


Now you are ready to nail around the state. Do the same thing you did with the heart. This will take a while. We nailed for probably about an hour or two. Texas really is a funky and odd shape y'all. The whole time we kept making jokes because half way through I was so over this project and just wanted to glitter the mess out of something.


Now you are ready to take the paper out. I trust y'all can figure out how to do that. If you can't then log  of  my blog... run a lap, have several seats and hand over ALL your sweet tea. But seriously. 


Now you are ready to string that bad boy. Start wherever the heck you want but don't start where I did. You are stringing from the outside to the heart. You should wrap around one nail of the heart a few times before going to the next one. Mine came out kind of wonky because I'm OCD with numbers and was trying to have each one the same. (Yes, I was that kid in art class who got upset cause mine didn't look EXACTLY like the teachers)



Dougherty, good lookin' out and taking pics while I was working. Y'all I didn't know she took these pics. Excuse me for lookin' like a bum... wait, actually don't excuse me cause I was in my house. 

Finally after FOREVER I was able to throw some glitter on that bad boy. I think how I jacked up the string gives it character. 

Y'all I glittered the mess out of this puppy!

I didn't like the glitter. I might make a few more but I deff will not be putting the glitter on with the mint. I love how Dougherty's turned out.

Yes, I said now you are ready a lot. Yes, I said Dougherty a lot as well. Her actual name is Stephanie but in HS we had to many friends in our circle with the same name some many were called by their last names.



  1. Look how crafty! I haven't seen this project floating around on the Pin yet (actually surprised that I haven't) it's so creative and fun! Love it girl. Thank you for joining us today!

  2. Oh wow, so so creative!! Love this!! And I'm a fellow Texan too! :)

  3. I love that! I may have to make one over spring break, when I have time to craft!

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  5. This is really cool!!! I love it! Texas would seem to be a bit difficult, wonder how bad SC would be?! This is really neat, though!

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