Thursday, April 29, 2010

DIY Project: Repurposing your maps!



Good Morning darlings...Hope you have a fabulous day today!!

With the use of GPS there is really not much use to all those maps we collected through out time...but somehow I have a hard time throwing them away. How about this lovely way of repurposing them?? I think they are super cute for a corridor to the kids room, or a small side wall!!
I also love the vignette inspiration (Tray + vintage spoons & other + apothecary jars= total bliss!!).

Can you think of any other great way of repurposing your maps??

{Image via 1. Unknown please let me knwo if you knwo the source 2. Kika Reichert}

33 comments:

Some Style... said...

that is just a such amazing idea! love the heart shapes! you can make book covers or journal covers, or postcards etc.. i guess!

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

Thanks for this post. I have plenty of old maps. You have given me inspriration, for yet another DIY.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

fabulous, and it looks pretty easy to make, I wonder if I can draw such a pretty heart though... hmmm...

Daniella said...

What a great idea for honouring the places you've travelled too!

OneCraftyFox said...

Oh wow! I love this. You have inspired me to do a little shadow box with city maps of all the places I have traveled with my hunny. Thanks so much for the great idea :)

Thank you also for the totally sweet comment you left on my blog. I totally appreciate your kind words.

Have a fantastic day!

Amber Whitehouse said...

Hi Sasha! Thanks for the idea! I love it! I picture these in a very cozy, bohemian baby nursery in black or red frames, with walls of deep purple or french provencal blue, instead. What do you think?

More ideas for maps ~ wrapping gifts, using as book covers, or using as a background for an inspiraration/style board.

I always pass up silver trays at the thrift store.....but not anymore :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Sasha! That is fabulous! I LOVE maps and globes, and like the idea of antique ones, but I never thought of doing a map collage with all of the maps we have floating around in our glove compartment. So creative, you are so talented! Thank you for the button add, too! Cheers!

Darrah said...

I have a long story about a map I received. I love the idea of maps around the house, but some people think I'm a little odd. This is a great idea, and I might try to experiment with it!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow Sasha this is a fabulous idea! I love it! Hope you're having a lovely week :)

Anonymous said...

great idea! I also love to use old maps as wrapping paper with a cute little matchbox car on it instead of a bow.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Nice idea! I am totally stealing it and running with it... :)

Blair said...

What a fabulous idea!!!

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

wuaww what a response!! Thanks for sharing other great craft projects to do with maps...I am loving them all!!

Daniella, I also thought of doing it with maps of places I've traveled to..or places I want to go to!

Dawn, right back at you!

Shari, thanks for the morning compliment!!! my pleasure!!

Amber, you had me at french Provencal blue...tree chic!!! Go for the silver trays...I can not get enough of them (look great in the guest bathroom with a couple of perfume bottles,etc!).

Helena, you are so talented that I have no doubt you can cut a perfect heart!

some style, love book covers....!!

Blair, thanks for stopping by...always a pleasure!!

Jamie, you better run fast...!! ;)

Liz said...

Oh, these are so pretty and adorable. I am totally keeping this idea in mind. My bestie has done a lot of traveling and would love to gift her with something like this.

On another note...That is so cool you and I have many things in common, like Journey, woot-woot.

Have a sweet day Sasha, (^-^)

Kate said...

That is such a good idea! Sentimental and beautiful. I'd love to have my favourite places framed where I can see them all the time.
:)

Kate x

eleni said...

How wonderful, what a perfect project. My two granddaughters are moving and travelling all over, I will make the tiny heart maps of where they used to live - and for the present - for their rooms.

Thank you so much

Helen

Fashion Blog said...

Umm, love this idea! I dont even have maps lying aroumd, but I'm so going to buy tacky tourist maps just to do this!

Morgan M said...

I'm just stumbling upon this now ! I make origami, so I've been inspired by your post to use maps to make paper cranes.

Lisa said...

This is such a great idea! I'm definitely going to try it with some subway maps!

Chelsea said...

Neat idea! This would look unique in our study. Thanks for sharing.

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Christeen and Emma said...

Hi
Saw this on Pinterest and popped over to look. This is so cute and yet so simple that I might even be able to do it. Thanks

Rebecca said...

Congrats - it's always exciting to start a new adventure. I know you'll rock it! xx, rebecca

Mona said...

Absolutely love this idea! Has anyone tried making it yet? I'd love to see more pictures of different ways this idea was implemented.

Anonymous said...

FYI, if you're a AAA autoclub member, they give you all the free maps you want!

Kitchen Benchtops said...

absolutely beautiful and fantastic pictures, love it and thanks for sharing :)

Maria-bonecas d`pano said...

I loved the idea ... thanks

sexy clothes said...

That is such a good idea!

Stephanie said...

Found you on Pinterest. LOVE this idea, especially since my hubby is a photographer. We might use digital imagery (like Google maps) but love the idea. Thanks!

lunaticg said...

Woooooow....
Beautiful idea. I have some old maps that will look better in a frame like this. Just need to think a suitable place for it.

Beauty Tutorials said...

Saw this on Pinterest and popped over to look. Gotta try this!

Dovcor Bathrooms said...

These little heart maps are wonderful, I could probably imagine trying to work out where each one actually is too!

Wallpaper Perth said...

These map frames have just given me a great idea to use maps for wallpaper, thank you for the great ideas. going to go wallpaper a whole room with maps now :)

Anonymous said...

My other half his lived in a few different places so Im going to do this as a present for his 40th.just need to decide whether to do individual pictures or all in one frame! Oooh Im inspired!!

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