Sunday, June 3, 2012

5 Awesome Ways to Repurpose Maps

I love to use maps around my house as decor. It's such a great way to remember favorite places you've lived or fun places you have been on vacation.  I've used a map to decorate a dresser for my son's bedroom and made some state and country love art representing places our family has lived.  So today I'm going to show you 5 awesome ways that you can repurpose maps around your house!




1.  Map deer head

Love this fun deer head decorated with a map of Brooklyn.  His family named him Grover!

2. Map Candle 


Wendy from Craft Goodies made this adorable map candle.  What a cute way to decorate for a going away party and use the map for where your friend is moving to!  Or even a fun way to announce a trip to your kids.

3.  Make a map light fixture


Totally love this light fixture from Paisley Sprouts.  Amazing how adorable a pendant light, hot glue and a map can be! It goes perfectly in her son's travel inspired nursery.

4. Map Cork board

I really like this great corkboard form Design Sponge.  How fun would it be to make a huge one with the whole world on it?  Then when friends come over they can put a little push pin on where they are from or where they have traveled.  Would make such a fun conversation piece.

5.  Mod Podge a map to furniture


Totally adore this aqua buffet that Flea Market Trixie refinished maps.  Love the antique finish and cute knobs!

Have you used maps to decorate your house?