Guest Picks: State Pride
If Maine is your native state, this print will be a neon piece of nostalgia. This fluorescent orange silkscreen print shows the iconic map of the state.
I leave some crafts, like embroidery and quilting, to the experts. But I would love to add this modern spin on embroidery art to my home. This customized piece would be a sweet addition to a gallery wall or a nursery.
Here's a great housewarming idea for the couple who bought a house in the state where they grew up. This mod, silkscreened pillow is a fun way to show your state pride.
I've lost many friends to the West Coast, making me appreciate this customizable "Keep in Touch" art print. It's the perfect gift for a best friend who's moving to a faraway state.
So many states seem to be known for a signature sandwich. (In my husband's home state of Maine, it's the Italian sandwich.) Serve up your favorite on a handmade plate featuring a colorful illustration of your state.
These hand-carved state tables are definitely rad. Made from solid wood, they are sure to spark some conversation.
This large wood puzzle of the United States is a unique way for young kids to learn the different states. The plywood is easy to paint with acrylic paints, so you can paint your state a special color or have fun painting the states you've traveled.
I adore Jennifer Hill's work, and her state prints are no exception. I love the way she mixes color, typography and patterns in an artistic way to capture the spirit of each state.
This typography map print shows Tennessee designed using the county names to form the shape of the state. It would be perfect for any typography lover.
Here's an ornament you'd likely want to hang up year-round. This geography ornament by Paloma's Nest features a clay map of the US with a heart to mark the location of your choice — maybe the destination where you were married or the place where you were born.
These custom wood magnets would make amazing party favors! I will forever want to mount a few photos on the refrigerator, so it's always fun to have some simple, cool magnets to use.
This nautical-style map print features anchors that make up the design of your state. You can map your location with a heart, and the coordinates of your city are listed at the bottom of the print. This print is a sweet way to artfully display a location that tugs at your heart.
This is such a lovely and unique way to display a piece of your state at home. This watercolor print features a custom heart for your special town. The wash of blues and greens is so pretty!
I'm a self-professed stamp addict, so this is right up my alley. A custom state stamp, especially for states with a very iconic shape, would be a cute way to DIY moving announcements or any special correspondence.
Maptote makes the cutest totes featuring illustrated maps of a certain area. Most of the totes feature cities, but if you're from Hawaii (or want to relive that great vacation in Maui), this tote is for you. I actually love to use a tote bag like this in the bathroom to stash accessories like toothbrush chargers and hairdryers, things that don't seem to fit anywhere else in the loo.
I'm a huge fan of chalkboards — I use three at home to keep track of all my lists and doodles. These custom chalkboard maps are so sweet. Hang one in the kiddo's room to learn some geography, or just hang it in the kitchen to show your state pride.
I have a soft spot for this shop's collection of state pillows. The deep purple of this Kentucky pillow would be my color pick, but you can choose your state, fabric color and place to put that all-important heart.
These engraved, state-shaped cake toppers would be perfect for a wedding, especially a destination wedding. Or they'd be a fun way to send off friends at a bon voyage party — think of how cute cupcakes would be with these wood toppers!
I love this gift idea so much that I actually gifted a state board to friends as an engagement gift. A custom heart can be engraved in the city of your choice, and you can even add a second heart if two cities are special. This is such a cool way to set out cheese at the next cocktail party!Next: Expand Your Horizons With Map Wallpaper and Decals
This wall art (that works indoors or outdoors) combines rustic wood with a laser engraving of your state — and a heart for that special town you call home. I love the weathered wood background paired with the mod silhouette.