10 Ingenious And Original Ways Of Using Maps In DIY Projects

Maps are not just for displaying on the wall. They can also be used in other ways. There are tons of creative DIY projects that can be made out of maps. You just have to think out of the box and to come up with new uses for old things. Old maps are very versatile and it would be a waste of great material to simply throw them out. Let’s see how else maps can be used aside from the usual.

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An old map or one that you don’t need can be cut out and made into envelops for cards.Take an old envelope and see the template. Then trace it on the back of the map, cut out the shape and glue the envelope.{found on iwearthecanvas}.

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For this project you need an atlas, some candles and glue. Find a map that nobody uses, cut it out and wrap it around the candle. Glue it on and you have a wonderful candle that you can burn on certain occasions or simply display on the mantle.{found on theinspiredhousewife}.

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If your partner is of a different origin then you can use this great project for Valentine’s Day. Cut out three hearts out of maps, each representing the places of origin for you, your partner and you as a couple.{found on fromchinavillage}.

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A simple lamp can get a stunning and easy makeover if you have a map lying around in the house. The idea is to wrap the map around the lampshade and to glue it on. Then, when the light is on, the map will look amazing.{found on stephssilverboxes}.

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If you happen to have some trays in the house that you don’t use but that aren’t that beautiful to display either, you can give them a very nice makeover by gluing maps onto them. First paint them and then cut out the map to fit perfectly in the center of the tray.{found on foxhollowcottage}.

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Even small leftover pieces of map can be used creatively. For example, you could make map decorative tape for wrapping presents. Cut out small pieces and use clear tape over them.{found on mkatsafar}.

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A wooden stool with a classical design can make a lovely side table for the kids’ room. To make the stool/table more attractive you can glue a map onto the seat. Apply sealer at the end to make sure the map stays on.{found on poppytalk}.

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Show boxes are wonderful for storing things inside and to make them more attractive you can wrap them in decorative paper or, even more interesting, in old maps. Make sure your work is clean to avoid distorting the lines on the maps.{found on iwearthecanvas}.

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Another very useful and very ingenious idea is to make map coasters. You need simple cork coasters, maps, glue and sealant. Cut out map circles and glue them onto the coasters. Then apply sealer and let it dry.{found on martha}.

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Vintage maps can be used for many amazing projects. For example, you can use them for creative table settings. Make napkin rings, mats or place cards out of old maps. They can be reused if you don’t customize them too much.{found on smileandwave}.