Today, I am sharing another map craft project! I am a little obsessed with collecting maps and using them in my home. Maps are not just for directions. They can help you tell a story or commemorate a happy time in your life.
I recently bought a roll of map wrapping paper, and I knew I wanted to use it to make some type of wall art. This wrapping paper is so lightweight and easy to use. I was able to complete my project in under an hour.
Supplies I Used:
- Map Wrapping Paper
- 11″ x 14″ Picture Frame
- Mod Podge (Satin)
- Foam Brush
- Sharpie Marker (Black)
- Chalk Paint (White)
Steps to make the map art:
1. Remove the glass and backing from the frame.
2. Paint the frame with 1-2 coats of chalk paint. Let it dry for about an hour.
3.Cut a piece of the map wrapping paper to cover the frame backing.
4. Apply a layer of Mod Podge on the frame backing. Then, cover it with the map paper. Use your fingers to smooth out any wrinkles in the paper.
5. Use a black Sharpie marker to write a quote on the glass. Since I do not have nice handwriting, I printed out some words (Segoe Script font) on paper and used it as a guide to trace on the glass.
6. Finally, put the frame back together. You can either hang it on your wall or display it on a table or desk.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to share your comments below!
Today’s blog post is about two of my favorite things: maps and stationery.
I enjoy using maps in craft projects, and I also enjoy adding decorations to all the plain and boring office supplies that I own. I recently found a stack of envelopes hidden in my desk. I knew they would look perfect with a map makeover!
- Road Map
- Glue Stick
- 3 5/8″ x 6 1/2″ Blank Envelopes
Trace the outline of the envelope on the map.
Then, cut out the map piece and trim it so that it will fit inside the envelope.
Finally, spread a thin layer of glue on the back of the trimmed map and put it inside of the envelope. Use your fingers to remove any wrinkles.
Use the map lined envelopes for a travel themed wedding or party. They can also be used as a fun way to mail letters.
I enjoy finding ways to celebrate love. I also enjoy hearing about how couples met and eventually got married. I made this project as a way to have a cute reminder of where I met my husband.
Supplies I used:
- 10 in. x 10 in. Shadow Box
- Road Map
- Mod Podge
- Red Card Stock
- Chalk Paint (Colors: Plaster and Maui Sand)
- Foam Brush
1. I began by removing the glass and backing from the shadow box.
2. Next, I painted the frame with 2 different colors of chalk paint. I let the paint dry 1 hour between each coat. Then, I lightly distressed the frame with 150 grit sandpaper.
3. I cut a piece of a state road map and adhered it to the frame backing with Mod Podge.
4. Finally, I cut a heart shape out of the card stock and glued it on the map to show where I met my husband.
I put the shadow box back together, and displayed it on my mantel.
Simple and pretty!
This shadow box would make a lovely gift for a bridal shower, engagement party, wedding, or anniversary.
I had so much fun completing this project. I’d been thinking for a while about different crafts I could do with road maps. I finally decided to mod podge the map on a TV tray I owned for a few years.
I started off by cleaning the dust and dirt from the tray. Then I spray painted the tray with Krylon Paint + Primer (gloss, white).
I had some errands to complete, so I let the tray dry for rest of the night. Then on the next day, I cut out the map to fit on top of the tray.
Next, I glued the map to the tray with Mod Podge (gloss). I spread the Mod Podge on top of the tray and on the back of the map. Then I pressed them firmly together, making sure I removed any lumps or bubbles.
Finally, I let the tray dry for a couple of hours, then I gave it one last coat of Mod Podge to seal the map and paint.
I’m so happy with how this project came together. I think the map matches well with the white paint.