With all the navigation technology we have now with the iPhone, Android, Kindle… etc., who really needs paper maps anymore? Don’t throw them away, use your old forgotten maps to make something amazing! Hang them on your wall, line your drawers with them, or set your drink on top of one. However you use maps in your decor it’s sure to add some serious style to your home! Here are few projects to get you started with things you can make with maps:
Protect your coffee table’s finish with these map coasters you make yourself. This is a super easy project that just uses round cork coasters, maps, and Mod Podge. What are you waiting for? Get crafting!
Get the full tutorial from Martha Stewart.
Turn an old serving tray into a fun work of art with this DIY map tray tutorial. Doesn’t matter what the tray looks like when you get it, when you’re done with it it’ll have a whole new look. A little paint, rope, and of course an old map goes a long way!
Get the full tutorial from DIY Home Staging Tips.
This is a super cute idea for creating personalized picture frames for framing photos from weddings and vacations! Just cut a map from your destination to fit over the matting and cover with glass!
Get the tutorial from Martha Stewart.
Add some geographical interest to the inside of your drawers by lining them with maps! You’ll need a bone folder and some basic math skills for this project.
Get the full tutorial from Homemade-Handmade.
Create your own wall art using a large map, Mod Podge, and canvasses. Just cut one map to fit the individual canvases, Mod Podge down, and you’re done!
Get the full tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets.
Here’s a few awesome map-themed decor items we love that you can gain inspiration from (or if you’re not that crafty, just buy!) Check ‘em out: