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!
This project is all about painting and positivity. I love encouraging quotes and affirmations, so I decided to paint myself a sign that I could hang on my wall. It will be an uplifting reminder to create daily and continue to use my gifts and talents.
I used the following supplies:
- Acrylic paint (colors: Pool Blue, Coral Reef, Yellow, Peacock Blue, Lilac Mist, New Shamrock Green)
- Wood Plaque (bought at Michaels)
- Paint brushes
- Sharpie Paint Pen (White)
- Flower Stencils
I began by painting the plaque with the Pool Blue paint.
Once the paint dried, I used the stencils to draw flowers on the plaque.
Next, I painted the flowers.
Then I wrote my quote on the plaque using a pencil and paint pen.
Here’s the finished painting:
“Create Something Beautiful” is a quote I try to live by everyday. It’s also a quote I get the opportunity to put into practice because of this blog. I love what I do, and I enjoy sharing my projects with all you readers and subscribers.
About a year ago, my husband and I bought my son this awesome car bed:
He loves the bed, and I am always thinking of ways to decorate around it.
I recently dismantled an old, damaged dresser and saved some pieces from it to use for other craft projects. For this particular project, I used a thin piece of wood from the dresser and painted it a race car theme
I started off by sanding the board with fine grit sand paper and spray painting it red.
I love the Krylon brand. It is my top choice when I buy spray paint.
Once the paint was dry, I use a Sharpie Paint Pen to draw a road.
Then, I used stencils and acrylic paint to draw race cars and letters.
I painted the inside of the letters to make it resemble a racing flag.
This is the finished sign: