Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Paris Love

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For Jess’s birthday I made this LOVE project.  I used a new map of Paris…couldn’t find an old one although I looked for several months. 

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I used Mod Podge to attach the map to 8 inch paper mache letters , smoothing the edges and trimming as I went…I used plain brown Kraft paper for the back to make it look professional.

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I tried to be sure I included all the places Jess and Mike went on their trip to Paris.  You can see the Eiffel tower on the L!

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I love how it looks in the nook Jess created! 

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I am thinking of covering an E for my letter wall in my bedroom with a Connecticut map since that is where I was born.  And maybe make an S letter covered in a Missouri map for my son’s room.  The possibilities are endless!

I might be linking to some of these great parties.

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22 comments:

Suzan Sweatman said...

Paris is ( bar none ) my favorite city to visit - have Paris mementoes all over the house - but THIS is something I need to make - FABULOUS job!
Just love it!
XOX

Maggie said...

Oh my goodness! It's beautiful. What a lovely gift. xx

Amy said...

I love this! You make it look easy - wonder how it would turn out if I tried... Lots of possibilities of words and maps!

Linda Bouffard said...

You've been working, girl! Nice. Take care, Linda

Krista @thehappyhousie said...

These look really cute! I did map letters also, though I was only crafty enough to apply the map to the face of the letters:) I have them hanging in our dining room - they are the first initials of our families first names. What a cute idea doing the maps from one place like that!
Krista

denise...on a whim said...

I really love these! And I just became your newest follower on Pinterest. :)

Crystelle Boutique said...

What a fun idea to put a map on those letters! I really like it....
Maps give so many hopes and memories.... :)

hugs x
Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

very cute! Little Bit

~julee~ said...

Love this idea! I'll be travelling to Paris for the first time this summer and I am so excited. This will be a great project to do when I return. :)

julee @ D.I.Y. Louisville

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

These came out so cute. We have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Tuesday night through midnight Sunday. We also have a $50.00 Visa Gift Card Giveaway. Here is the link to the party.
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/03/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_19.html
We hope to see you there.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

Schulz Family said...

wow - love this too. Again from linking from sewing barefoot. You are a very creative person

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

L O V E it!

Donna Wilkes said...

How special to give a gift with real meaning behind it. She displayed it perfectly.

Isabelle Thornton said...

This is too cute!!
Link to my party on Monday?
XOXO
Isabelle

isabellethornton.com

Kelly @ View Along the Way said...

The letters are gorgeous and I'm loving that entire vignette! Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

Jill said...

I LOVE this Ellen! What a fabulous idea to use maps!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Mandy Hank said...

Oh adorable!! Love this idea. Shows there is a story there :)

Just wanted to stop in from Tuesday To Do

Mandy@ The Hankful House

Nicole@nicole-southerncharm.com/ said...

How cute! I love this!

Jaybird said...

A-ha!! Another Connecticut Yankee!!
I am transplanted to Texas, but I'm still from Suffield, CN :^)
I am reading your blog backward today....found a link at Top This Top That!!
Blessings to you and have a Happy Easter.
J

Kristine Foley said...

I have maps upon maps from our travels! LOVE this oh so much and featuring it this weekend! THANK YOU for linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

Kristine -The Foley Fam {unedited}

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring you this weekend. Come on by and see your name in lights! Thanks for linking it up! Have a great weekend!

Krista @ While He Was Napping

Amy Latta said...

Ooh, too cool! I'd have to use Myrtle Beach! Loving it...thanks for entering One Crafty Contest!