... where the wind comes sweeping down the plains.

I have a great appreciation for Oklahoma.  It's where I grew up, went to college, made lifelong friends, met the love of my life, married, the list goes on and on. Once I saw this pin (do you all use Pinterest?  it's neat.) from Sherry of Young House Love I knew I had to recreate it. 

First, I taped my Oklahoma printout to the canvas back

And used a window for tracing (in pencil!) 

All done! 

Next, I added a little paint

And placed proudly in the apartment!
 The orange is a little much, but it's our college color, so I had to use it.  Once I figure out the guest room colors, I might change it to match, we'll see. This was a really fun project that took less than an hour and cost about $4.

(I followed this tutorial to a T)
...and if you DO use Pinterest, this is me!


  1. Awesome! I'm definitely going to have to take this on. I went to OU though, so I'm thinking crimson?

    I'm from California originally, so I may need to make a CA one as well.

    Thanks for the great idea!

  2. I am in love with this!!! I love Oklahoma, and will definitely be making one of these!

  3. I like this! I'm about to receive an Oregon painting with a heart where Portland is :)

  4. thanks girls, it was a fun little project.

    crystle - you should do one for each state!

  5. Absolutely love this! I must make one for myself!

  6. can you make me one of australia?! :)

  7. I just bought a necklace with the state of Texas and a heart... I thought "wouldn't it be neat as a graphic or painting?" then didn't think about it again until I saw this. I definitely think this is happening... maybe right now. :)

  8. love this idea; definitely inspired me to do an image of the City of Portland for my desk. :)

  9. Hey Kendra!
    Thanks for filling out my little survey and re-directing me to this post!

    My roommate (Katy) and I talked for a while about this back when you first posted it! It reminded me that I wanted to make one!!

    I love your crafty posts!