Sunday, June 17, 2012

Travel Souvenir Map Garland

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!

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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. 

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This map happens to be from Vermont.  I cut the same number of circles from leftover scrapbooking paper. 

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Using bakers’ twine running across the middle of the circle, I glued a map circle to a scrapbook paper circle, with wrong sides together.

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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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28 comments:

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a clever idea. I love this!

Beck said...

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

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

My kiddos could do this - and they LOVE maps! Great idea!

Dacia Alba said...

Visiting from Making the World Cuter. What a cute garland!

Etcetorize said...
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Etcetorize said...

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!

Tricia said...

I love this idea! Make a great keepsake from previous trips!

Visiting from etcetorize.

PS - I'm hosting my 1st giveaway this week...please stop by and enter!
http://makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com/2012/06/giveaway.html

Erin said...

Cute idea! I love projects that make use of something that seems useless. :-)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is such a cute and creative idea to keep your map memories! What a fun keepsake!

Liz - Imageremix said...

I always love a good map project. Thanks for sharing your idea!
Liz

southernscraps said...

Cute idea!

Julie Marling said...

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kristenly said...

this is such a cute idea! i would love to see how you decorate with it.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

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

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Super cool! I would've never thought of that! Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party.

April @ illistyle said...

I love maps! And I love banners. Thanks for bringing two of my loves together! So cute. Found you through HoH link party. xoxo

Claire Jain said...

I love this! I love reusing maps, and this garland looks so cute with the scrapbook paper prints mixed in. Awesome!

Crafty Mischief said...

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing! :)

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Another great idea. We are always collecting maps and then they sit in a box!

Heather said...

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

Diane said...

Such a great idea. Thanks so much for sharing at The Gathering Spot.Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Emily Schreur said...

That's such a great idea! Thanks for sharing. I may do these with some of my vacation maps.

Rita said...

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/

Amy said...

Love this Ellen! It is such a fantastic idea.

Thanks for linking up to Totally Pinworthy

Six Sisters said...

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

Holly Lefevre said...

Ellen, this idea is brilliant. I absolutely love it!

Taylor said...

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! :)

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Fun idea & it goes with the cool paper crafts I found at Anthropologie! Thanks for sharing on Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust!

Warmly, Michelle