Once upon a time, maps were practical. Ten years back, you probably used them on a road trip to figure out your best route. Hundreds of years ago, cartographers explored the world to make maps for our knowledge and future convenience. Today, though, we have Google and GPS systems, rendering paper maps effectively useless. If you have a few paper maps sitting around, don't let their vintage elegance go to waste. Turn them into gorgeous art and home decor with the 17 inspirational ideas below. Happy crafting!
Decoupage the top of a table.
Make a one-of-a-kind ring out of a map.
Decoupage cute buckets with maps.
Cover a candle with a map and seal it with Mod Podge.
Embroider a map with the path you traveled on a trip and frame it.
Cut them into triangles and make a cute garland.
Decoupage a headboard with maps.
Turn a map of your favorite place into a necklace.
Line the insides of your dresser drawers with maps.
Turn a map into a photo collage that documents the places you've visited.
Use binder clips and an embroidery hoop to make a cool chandelier.
Create decorative decoupage cardboard initials.
Turn a map of the United States into a fun magnet puzzle.
Instead of putting blinds over french doors, attach old maps to the panes for privacy.
Paint or attach sticker letters to a canvas decoupaged with a map.
Turn rolled-up maps into a unique wreath.
Use pull-down maps as curtains.