Vintage Map Crafts

I was so inspired by the vintage love letter blog post that I immediately found some printable vintage maps.

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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.

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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.

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I also used Mod Podge to decoupage the map paper to the top and inside of the tin box.

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I turned the glass gems into magnets by adding the adhesive magnet buttons to the back of the gems.

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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.

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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.

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I used white spray paint to cover the old paint.

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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!

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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

  1. 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!

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