Monday, January 16, 2012

Are You Gonna Go My Way? Creative Uses for Old Maps

If you've ever had a subscription to National Geographic magazine you'll know exactly what I am talking about... map overload! 

But stop right there. Don't you dare throw away those old maps and atlases. Instead, why not give them a new purpose by upcycling them into something new and unique, like one of the creative examples shown here?

letter press on atlas page via amyriceart on etsy

Cut map into a silhouette portrait

I love this map table by Cassie at Primitive & Proper

Map decoupaged headboard from Midwest Living

DIY map magnets. These were actually made from an old puzzle, but you can make your own by simply pasting an old map onto cardboard, cutting out, and adhering magnets to the reverse side. This is a great way to teach your kids geography!

Decoupage map refrigerator 

decoupage map onto wood letters (via etsy)

Stitch a map heart garland

chair by gardenantqs

Recycled map artwork from Little Birdie Secrets

Map wallpaper DIY

                                 behind an old window                    a new look inside old booksheves

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