Crafts Thrifty-Thursdays

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!

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.

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!