15+ DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps

I love a good project, especially if it’s made with something fun and colorful like a map.

Today, I’ve rounded up over 15 DIY ideas for decorating with maps. These projects are perfect for using that map from a favorite trip or the vintage map you picked up at the flea market. Plus, there’s something for everyone, from tablescapes to DIY artwork!

15+ DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps! Decorate your home with these fun and easy map crafts! | Hello Little Home

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Are you feeling crafty? Check out these DIY ideas from decorating with maps from some of my favorite bloggers (plus, a few of my own, too)!

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Map Wallpaper from Lauren-Likes | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignDo you have an overflowing map collection? Lauren-Likes has an easy tutorial for DIY Map Wallpaper.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Decoupaged Map Flower Pots from 365 Designs | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignAren’t these Vintage Map Decoupaged Pots from 365 Designs gorgeous? Much cooler than your basic terracotta pot.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Map-Covered Letters | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignCommemorate a fun trip or favorite city by covering inexpensive paper mache letters with maps you picked up on your vacation. Simply apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the letters with a foam brush and then attach cut-to-size maps.

After they dry, cover everything with another layer of Mod Podge to seal the letters.

I found the Vintage Lower Manhattan Map here.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Map Table from Girl in the Garage | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignOne of my favorite DIY ideas for decorating with maps is covering furniture. I especially love this gorgeous Decoupaged Map Table from Girl in the Garage. Try this on other pieces of furniture, too!

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: World Map Art Panels from Tried & True | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #WoodCrafts #InteriorDesignThese World Map Wall Panels from Tried & True are a showstopper! She used a Silhouette machine to cut out the maps, but you could use a stencil, too.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Make Your Own Map Clock from Crafts Unleashed | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignI love the beautiful patina on this DIY Antique Map Wall Clock from Crafts Unleashed.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Vintage Map Placemats from The Country Chic Cottage | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignThis lovely tablescape from The Country Chic Cottage stopped me in my tracks … must have been the stripes! Look a closer and you will see the Vintage Map Placemats.DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Large Antique Map of Texas from Domestic Imperfection | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignIt’s hard to tell, but this Giant Map Wall Art from Domestic Imperfection is over 4 feet square. Even better: she only spent about $30 to print the map and make the frame!

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Vintage French Map Coasters | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignThese Vintage French Map Coasters were one of my favorite 2014 posts. They’re super easy to make, and I even have a free printable for you, so no map necessary!

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Roll-Up Map from a Window Shade from Nellie Bellie | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignI absolutely love this DIY Vintage Roll-Up Map from Nellie Bellie. Why spend a ton of money on a vintage one when you can make your own from a window shade?DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Map-Covered Boxes from Craft Dictator | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignHide your unsightly stuff (papers, remotes, etc.) in these cute DIY Map Boxes from Craft Dictator.DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Framed Map with Quote from Dwell Beautiful | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignThis DIY Framed Map with Quote from Dwell Beautiful is such a clever and easy idea!DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Map Covered Lampshade from Chez Larsson | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignChez Larsson has a simple tutorial for a Map-Covered Lamp Shade … so cute!DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Large Map Tray from Shine Your Light | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignShine Your Light made a large DIY Tray for her ottoman. She made the tray herself, but you could use a ready-made one, too.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Map-Covered Frame | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignWhy not frame your favorite vacation pic in a DIY Map-Covered Frame? I have a ton of these inexpensive frames from Target in my apartment, and they’d be perfect for this project.

Since the frame has a mat, you could cover the frame, mat, or even both. If you’re covering the frame, lightly scuff it with some sand paper first. Then, simply apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the frame/mat with a foam brush and attach the cut-to-size maps.

After the frame/mat is dry, cover everything with another layer of Mod Podge to seal it.

I found the vintage Paris map here.

DIY Ideas for Decorating with Maps: Distressed, Crackled Vintage Map from Crafts by Amanda | Hello Little Home #MapCrafts #PaperCrafts #InteriorDesignHard to believe, but this Distressed Crackled Vintage Map from Crafts by Amanda is made from a poster!

I hope you were inspired for these DIY ideas for decorating with maps! Do you need maps to make these projects? Check out these free printables:

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Thanks for sharing my framed map quote! All of these projects are so cool!

I’ve got a thing for maps – love these ideas. Pinning!

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