Crafting with Souvenirs: 9 DIY Projects Using Maps

Crafting with Souvenirs: 9 DIY Projects Using Maps

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Kim R. McCormick
Jul 13, 2012
While studying abroad in France as a college junior, my (amazing) schedule afforded me lots of long weekends and holidays to travel throughout Europe. I picked up, used, and kept a free map from the tourism office in each city I visited — and as a result maps have become one of my favorite craft supplies. Maps from your travels make for an inexpensive but meaningful part of your crafting arsenal. They're typically colorful, too, and I always enjoyed reading the street names and landmarks in Portuguese or another language foreign to me. If the summer has you coming down with a case of wanderlust, here are 9 ideas for projects using the maps you collect. TOP ROW 1. DIY globe garland, Robbi Lindeman for Poppytalk Handmade 2. Map-lined door privacy screen, Better Homes and Gardens 3. Map photo mats, Martha Stewart 4. Decoupaged dresser, The Mayfly 5. Map letters, Francine Clouden/Callaloo Soup BOTTOM ROW 6. Map-covered vases, Martha Stewart (Especially affordable if you use cans instead of real vases!) 7. Shiny map magnets, How About Orange 8. Mapped-out Kassett boxes, Ikea Hacker 9. Map lamp, Chez Larsson (Images: As linked above)
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