I was so inspired by the vintage love letter blog post that I immediately found some printable vintage maps.
I came up with a few craft projects that were so much fun to create. I think I may give them away as gifts.
The first project involved a tin box and some glass gems I bought at Dollar Tree.
I cut out scraps of the printed maps and glued them to the gems using Mod Podge. Then I trimmed the paper using a craft knife.
I also used Mod Podge to decoupage the map paper to the top and inside of the tin box.
I turned the glass gems into magnets by adding the adhesive magnet buttons to the back of the gems.
For the second project, I decoupaged some of the map scraps to a wood jewelry box. I also painted the box with some watered-down white acrylic paint. I wanted it to look like a small treasure chest.
My son enjoyed this one the most because it reminded him of something he saw on Jake and the Neverland Pirates!
The last project involved me reusing this wood tray that I painted a few months ago.
I used white spray paint to cover the old paint.
Then I used Mod Podge to decoupage a map on the tray. I also tried to make the map look weathered and antique by painting over it with some of the watered-down acrylic paint I had left over from the jewelry box project. I’m not sure if I succeeded, but I wanted to show it to you all anyway!
I hope you all enjoyed reading about these projects as much as I enjoyed creating them. Have a great day, and please feel free to share this blog post.
4 thoughts on “Vintage Map Crafts”
This is so so cute! I want to do the same thing to a similar wooden box I have. I’d love to know where you found these vintage maps to print out, any way you could post the link?? Thanks so much!
Hi! This website has a lot of free printable vintage maps: http://www.remodelaholic.com/20-free-vintage-map-printable-images/