If you loved having Geography as a school subject, then you must have definitely been a fan of maps. While they seem pretty simple and boring, they can be used in a variety of interesting ways to create some cool art and craft projects.
Here Are 35 Cool Map-Inspired Art And Craft Projects:
Make cut outs from the map and string them together for a nice garland which can be used as a decorative piece.
Use a map as the background for the clock while getting the seconds and minute hand fixed to create an authentic wall piece.
You can use the map to wrap a box and use it as a cool storage for your Geography instruments.
Cut out the place on the map where your friend is located and use the plain, white side behind to write him a note.
Map Love Letters
Use the Australia maps to create a memorable love letter for your sister and her husband if they spend their honeymoon there.
You can use maps as paper art by dying them a particular colour and painting over them before eventually framing it.
Create a memorable photo album by using the place on the map you want to highlight and then compartmentalize it to place your photos. This could be presented as a gift to someone leaving for another country.
Map Canvas Heart
Cut out a hear shape from a map highlighting a place close to your heart and then paste it on chalkboard for support before pinning it on a softboard in your room as a decorative item.
Painted Coffee Table
Explore the painter in you by painting the world map in different, cool colours on top of a coffee table. The coffee table can also serve to store items which might be lying around the sitting room. Do not cover the coffee table with the cloth but instead use a duster to clean it every once in a while.
You do not really need the same stool/chair as everyone else in the house. You can always use a portion of the world map to customize your stool. If you have lived in Canada, take a map of the place and cover the stool with super glue for a cool effect.
Map Art On A String
This will make for a perfect gift for a friend who might be travelling to another country. Use coloured string to form an enclosure around a small heart.
You can give your shoes a killer edge by using a map and customize to fit the size of your shoes. It can be gifted to someone who has a love for shoes that are cool and different.
Use a city or country map with an interesting shape and use it to laminate a hand purse. This will make for a perfect gift if you are looking to give your mother a surprise gift.
You can add certain personalized touches to the map of your favourite place on the map and laminate it on the clutch.
Cut out places on the map along their contours to create a wall map that looks interesting and makes for interesting wall decor.
Keep a tab on the amount of swap partners you have by pasting a map on the wall and colour coding it to make it easy for you to keep track.
Print a map and cut it according to the canvas, glue it on and then distress the edges of it with an ink pad and then use a brush to add to the overall texture.
Use maps to decorate old plates. By using a vintage pocket atlas, you will get a really nice effect.
Are you planning a trip to Europe next year? Use a map of the continent and create a route of all the places you have decided to visit during your holiday there.
Use the map and cut it into sections from the place you went to for your last concert. Also, paste pictures from the concert in alternative sections and store it as a collector’s item.
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If you have an old wooden box lying in the attic, cover it with a glossy map and then use it as storage for your blankets or other bed linen.
Frame you favourite poem by Robert Frost and use the map as a backdrop before framing it and placing it on your home wall.
Use cut-outs from maps and shape them to form interesting earrings which you can sport to college.
Cut a map into proportionate pieces and cover the fillers with it to create fun map beads.
Use maps to cover box holders which can be used to hold magazines and newspapers.
Use the spare maps in your home to create Origami pieces which can then be attached to a string and used as a decorative item.
Use the map of Vancouver to create an Olympics box which can be used to store items in it.
Create a cool mini box covered in bits of a large map to create a storehouse for your junk jewellery on your dressing table.
Use a large map to cover the top of a shelf as a decorative piece before placing all your stuff on it.
Create personalized map cards for a friend who likes to travel. It will make for a great birthday card.
Use cut-outs from various Disneyland books to create a map which highlights the main places to visit when at the amusement park.
Cut a large map into half and then cover spare bowls in the house to create beautiful art decor pieces.
Scrabble Map Pieces
Use small pieces of a map and laminate it on scrabble pieces to create a fun alternative to the game.
Get a large map of the world and laminate it to form a beautiful headboard just above your bed.
Get the world map printed on your wallet for a cool travel accessory.