These unique map crafts are a fun, easy way to display your favorite trip souvenirs or share your love of a cherished place!
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Fun + Easy Map Crafts
I love a good creative project, especially if it's made with something unique like a map. They make such a great souvenir!
Today, I've rounded up over 15 map crafts that make decorating with maps so fun. 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!
Do you have an overflowing map collection? Lauren-Likes has an easy tutorial for DIY Map Wallpaper.
Aren't these Vintage Map Decoupaged Pots from 365 Designs gorgeous? Much cooler than your basic terracotta pot.
Commemorate a fun trip or favorite city with one of my favorite map crafts ... covering inexpensive paper mache letters with maps you picked up on your vacation.
After they dry, cover everything with another layer of Mod Podge to seal the letters.
Map-covered furniture is one of my favorite ideas for decorating with maps.
I especially love this gorgeous Decoupaged Map Table from Girl in the Garage. Try this on other pieces of furniture, too!
These 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.
I love the beautiful patina on this DIY Antique Map Wall Clock from Crafts Unleashed.
This 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.
It'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!
These Vintage French Map Coasters are one of my favorite map crafts.
They're super easy to make, and I even have a free printable for you, so no map necessary!
I 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?
Hide your unsightly stuff (papers, remotes, etc.) in these cute DIY Map Boxes from Craft Dictator.
This DIY Framed Map with Quote from Dwell Beautiful is such a clever and easy idea!
Chez Larsson has a simple tutorial for a Map-Covered Lamp Shade ... so cute!
Shine Your Light made a large DIY Tray for her ottoman.
She made the tray herself, but you could use a ready-made one, too.
Why 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.
Hard to believe, but this Distressed Crackled Vintage Map from Crafts by Amanda is made from a poster!
Where to Find Maps for Crafts
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:
- Remodelaholic has 20 free vintage map printable images.
- The Graphics Fairy is a great source of free printable images (search for maps).
- U Create has some unique and colorful printable maps.
- Looking for a specific location? Just Google the place name + free map.
And make sure to check out my guide to decorating with travel souvenirs, too!
Have you ever used maps in a decorating project?