This was an off the cuff craft a friend and I threw together tonight. I think it's one of my favorites yet. I don't have any beginning pictures but I'll explain the process. We took an 8x8 canvas and painted one side white and the other red. Let dry. We printed state shapes off the internet. Cut out the shapes. Traced them on the painted canvas. We, then, took a bottle of glue and covered inside the shape with it. Poured some royal blue glitter on top of the glue shape.
Let it dry. Shake the excess glue off. You can, also, use a small dry paint brush in sweeping away the glitter and cleaning up the edges.
You end up with this.
You then stencil on the state name or you can write it freehand with a sharpie.