Love, Pomegranate House


Hometown Love Maps + Giveaway

As I’ve said previously, I’m a little slow on the trend uptake. I’m only now getting into the state maps! I decided to create some of my very own Hometown Love state maps.

Of course, I chose to do all areas that we have lived in: Chicago, Illinois; Central Ohio; Denver, Colorado; and Florence, Italy.


  • Canvas wrapped boards. Mine were 9″x12″.
  • Map of your state/country. Just search for state reference map and print one out.
  • Contact Paper
  • Acrylic paints
  • Sponge-tip applicators
  • Scissors
  • Permanent Marker
  • Tape

Begin by cutting out your map that you printed from online. You may need the tape if your map is big and prints out on 2 pages. Draw a heart over your hometown and cut that out too.

Place your cut out map on your piece of contact paper and trace around it with a permanent marker.

Cut your state out of the contact paper. Cut out the heart too.

Peel the state off the backing of your contact paper and put it on your canvas. Make sure to press it down thoroughly, especially the edges. I rubbed it with the capped permanent marker to make sure it was pressed down very thoroughly.

On your first coat, apply your paint from the edge of the contact paper, out. This will help to ensure that the paint won’t bleed under the contact paper.

I applied 3-4 layers of paint to each painting, then peeled the contact paper off. If you need a little bit of touch up where paint bled, you can use a small paint brush and fix it pretty easily.

Ta-da!! Hometown Love maps.

enter the giveaway:

In honor of LPH’s one month blog-iversary, I’m hosting my very first giveaway!! You can win one of these fun Hometown Love Maps! Custom made à la me!

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