You know those maps that you pick up when you’re on vacation? I always pick them up, then they end up just sitting in a drawer or cluttering my car. Well, now you can have a nice souvenir and make good use of those maps!
I cut circles with a scrapbooking punch; I think it is about 2.5 inches in diameter. I cut as many as I could center on the main cities on the map and the places that I had been there.
This map happens to be from Vermont. I cut the same number of circles from leftover scrapbooking paper.
Using bakers’ twine running across the middle of the circle, I glued a map circle to a scrapbook paper circle, with wrong sides together.
You could also use a home state map and make this too. Now all you need to do is hang it up and enjoy!
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What a clever idea. I love this!
Love this!! I collected a heap of brochures, pamphlets, postcards and maps from out last trip thinking they'd be great mementos. Now they are just sitting in a the drawer. This would be a great way to display them!! Thanks for sharing. XO Beck
My kiddos could do this - and they LOVE maps! Great idea!
Visiting from Making the World Cuter. What a cute garland!
Sorry, my code went a little haywire so had to repost my comment. Just wanted to say I love this idea. Such a great way to hang onto the memories of a getaway. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!
I love this idea! Make a great keepsake from previous trips!
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Cute idea! I love projects that make use of something that seems useless. :-)
This is such a cute and creative idea to keep your map memories! What a fun keepsake!
I always love a good map project. Thanks for sharing your idea!
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this is such a cute idea! i would love to see how you decorate with it.
What a great idea! Love the colors. Visiting from Passionately Artistic. Would love it if you would come and link it up at my Make it Pretty Monday party. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-2.html
Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse
Super cool! I would've never thought of that! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.
I love maps! And I love banners. Thanks for bringing two of my loves together! So cute. Found you through HoH link party. xoxo
I love this! I love reusing maps, and this garland looks so cute with the scrapbook paper prints mixed in. Awesome!
What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! :)
Another great idea. We are always collecting maps and then they sit in a box!
What a crafty clever idea Ellen! I love it! Your garland looks so pretty the way you coordinated the map colors to the scrapbook colors! I love scrapbook paper too and have made a few projects from using it - one was a Sunburst Mirror that I made from scrapbook paper - it turned out really amazing and I am always on the lookout for more paper projects like yours! Thanks for sharing! Please drop by my blog to say hello - I love to make new bloggy friends :) Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com
Such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at The Gathering Spot.Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
That's such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I may do these with some of my vacation maps.
Such a good idea! I always keep these little maps too! I use them in my scrapbooking: http://thecraftyexpat.wordpress.com/2012/06/08/tips-and-tricks-for-scrapbooking/
Love this Ellen! It is such a fantastic idea.
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That is great! Perfect for an end of summer wrap-up party! Thanks for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you again! -The Sisters
Ellen, this idea is brilliant. I absolutely love it!
Fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for sharing your project at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week! I hope you'll link up again soon! :)
Fun idea & it goes with the cool paper crafts I found at Anthropologie! Thanks for sharing on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust!
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