Frame it! Old Map Turned Masterpiece

Thrifty Thursday week 2:

Turn this everyday object into a masterpiece for your wall, no matting needed! I have had this map laying around – and folded up (eek!) in the bottom of my craft drawer for awhile now.  I thought that with the folds in it, it would never get used.

I came across some cute gold 5×7  frames at the dollar store the other day and thought it would match the look of this map nicely!

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I knew that the creases were going to make it a little difficult for me to cut them close enough just so it still looked like one big piece in the end. I knew that I wanted to include certain parts – Dominican Republic & the Caribbean in general, North America, and Europe (we have always wanted to visit).  I would suggest picking out the most important parts to you on the map and try and plan out 5×7 pieces that would fit those places in together.

I used the insert that came with the frame to stencil out my 3 map sections.  This works perfect, just so you get the sizing just right. I avoided the little creases of the map (seen on the photo above.) Once the stenciling is complete, take scissors and cut out the 3 sections you drew.

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Even though I had to skip a little part of that crease, once in the frames – it still looks like they all belong side by side. This craft took me 20 min. max. Quick, easy, and an adorable DIY project!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Stephanie Whedbee March 7, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Love love love! Such a clever and cute idea!

  • Reply sohosonnet March 31, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Great idea, this turned out very cute! Would love for you to share with us at Link It Or Lump It Party live now! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-link-party-32/

    • Nicole
      Reply Nicole April 3, 2014 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you! I did link up at your party! I will also be co hosting here in the next couple of weeks! Can’t wait!

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