It’s not a new concept to use old maps as art, but I’ve recently seen a few unique ideas for how to personalize them to make great conversation pieces. Here are a few ideas for adding DIY wall art and other accents to your abode:
Cut hearts out of favorite vacation spots or other significant locations to remind you of all the places you know and love.
Martha Stewart suggests stitching thread along a map to use as a visual trip down memory lane. Make several of these for a gallery wall that also displays memorabilia.
Martha strikes again by showing us how to decoupage maps onto cork tiles to use as coasters.
You could also use maps to decoupage letters for a typographical ode to a favorite spot. These are from Urban Outfitters, but you could easily make your own.
Little White Dog on Etsy also has some that are more 3D.
DIY Newlyweds has a tutorial for how to use a map of your honeymoon destination to mat a favorite photo.
Or just use one large map as an impressive wall hanging as shown on Decor Pad…
and here on Jenny Castle Design.
Where do your maps take you?