7.26.2011

Easy Map wall decor - tutorial


I love maps! I created this quick and easy wall decor using supplies I already had on hand! 

Map Wall Decor
Supplies:

Stretched canvas (I used 2)
Burlap
Maps to cut up (I used an old Road Atlas - yard sale $1)
An extra or old Mat
Hot glue gun
pencil
scissors
clear tape

Step 1: Cut the burlap to leave about a 1" border on all sides so the canvas shows. 





Step 2: Glue the burlap to the canvas using a hot glue gun




You can pull the strings around the edges to have the burlap fray a bit.

Step 3: Create a template of the inside of the frame by tracing the shape on a scratch piece of paper. 




Cut out the template leaving a 1/4" - 1/2" border around it. Trace around the template onto the section of the map you would like to frame. Cut. (don't you love my Halloween candy corn pencil? HA!)




Turn your mat over and place the map piece on the backside wrong side up. Use clear tape to secure the map into place.

Step 4: Apply hot glue to the back of the mat and center it over the burlap and into place. You are DONE! 
We framed maps of the area we just moved from a year ago and also the area  in which we now live. 


I will be linking up here through out the week!

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8 comments:

  1. honestly, its like you can't go wrong with burlap, isn't it? :) one of my favorite materials to use. good job!

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  2. Such a wonderful idea!! :] I am in LOVE with your blog!! I am so happy I found it! :]

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. I'm a lover of maps, too, and love what you've done for wall art! And agree, burlap rocks in every area of crafting. Thanks for sharing at the Craft Soiree, I'm your newest follower!

    Hugs,
    Mary @ Redo 101

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  5. What an awesome idea!! We recently moved so this would be wonderful for our kids to have hanging somewhere in the house.

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  6. Looks great! I'm visiting from New Nostalgia! I'd love for you to share this with my {re}create into something new blog party too at http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com/2011/07/recreate-into-something-new-3.html

    Hope to see you at my place soon!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for linking up to my party!
    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  8. I like your idea of placing burlap over your canvas ~ nice look! And I just adore your candy corn pencil ~ I always use my trusty snowman pencil for crafts :) Great job! Diane

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