DIY Decoupage Map Letters

Callaloo Soup

Francine made this decorative piece for her son's room that combines two of my favorite things: maps and type. She did it cheaply, easily and, I think, ended up with an even more attractive letter than the version that inspired her.

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Beautiful, yes? If you're looking for me this weekend, try my neighborhood used bookstore where I'll be scouting for some cool maps to try this myself. I'll be looking for either a vibrantly colored map or a local one that has meaning to my family. Would you like to make your own? Francine has documented the process on her blog Callaloo Soup where you can also see the letters that inspired her to try her own hand.

Thanks Francine! Readers, poke around Callaloo Soup, I especially liked her son's handprint Valentines.

(Images: Francine Clouden/Callaloo Soup)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.