Maps for the light

Maps for the light

We admit to having a mapping problem.  We also admit to a growing collection of cool things to do with paper maps. Add this one to your list of fun weekend craft projects, a lamp shade!  Read all about it over at the IKEA Hackers...
Creative Summer Projects with Maps

Creative Summer Projects with Maps

Are you crafty? Are you looking for some inspiration for creative projects to fill your summer months? Look no further! We have aggregated a few super cool resources FULL of ideas for crafting with MAPS! Instead of recycling your old maps or atlases, upcycle them! If...
Made from a Map: Maps on Your Nails!

Made from a Map: Maps on Your Nails!

Ok, yes -this is kind of a girly post. But in our quest for outrageous map art and fun map art projects we ran across these nifty nails on tumblr. They were so stunning we absolutely HAD to share them! We did some more digging and found the instructions, but never...
Made from a Map: A GLOBAL Clock

Made from a Map: A GLOBAL Clock

This funky globe clock is sure to wow when understatement just won’t do. Materials Surface-mounted wall clockworks kit; light-blue spray paint; craft knife; six 6-inch-diameter lightweight cardboard globes; bookbinder’s tape; tape measure; 4 feet of cotton...
Made from a Map: Home Is Where the HEART Is

Made from a Map: Home Is Where the HEART Is

We decided to do our “Made from a Map” feature a day early, since we wanted to share a heart inspired map project in honor of Valentines Day! We ran across this creative tutorial on apartment therapy, who originally saw it on Pinterest. For those of us who...
Made from a Map: DIY Map Display

Made from a Map: DIY Map Display

Looking for a clever way to display a favorite or locally focused map? Try this – use different sizes of embroidery hoops to “frame” your maps. Trim off the excess after they are set the way you like, then simply hang on the wall! You can also...
Made From a Map: Get Puzzled

Made From a Map: Get Puzzled

Here is a wonderful (and easy – we love easy!) map project! Perfect for puzzles with a piece or two missing or for transforming a ho-hum puzzle into an awe-inspiring gift! Pick out a map puzzle with medium to large pieces – maps of the US, of Europe, etc....
Made From a Map: It’s a Bust!

Made From a Map: It’s a Bust!

We found this incredible example of map art through Pinterest. I wish it was credited, kuddos to the anonymous creator who shared their project online! A company called Cardboard Safari makes these unique cardboard cut outs. Cardboard Safari draws inspiration from...

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