Free Font Stateface available at Font Squirrel here. You can turn the state dingbats into a shape (or rasterize the text layer in Photoshop) and fill them with patterns or whatever you want. I found this font and the top photo also at design Editor here (and there are links to other sites who do “font Friday”). *I love fonts (have a folder of them on Pinterest) and love finding new ones that I can use in my work.
DIY Fabric Map of the USA by georgiajourney.
DIY String Map Art with a Heart in the Middle. I’ve seen these selling on Etsy and elsewhere. Really good tutorial from The Harpster Home here. *Read comments for more suggestions and tips for making this. More String Art Tutorials:
- Really colorful one spelling out “Rave On” here.
- Heart of String here.
- LOVE String Art in Cursive here.