I’ve seen a few map silhouettes in frames for sale and have often thought that they were overpriced. So when my Aunt was admiring one online for almost $100 i thought i should have a go at making one. This craft activity is super easy and quick to complete. If you’ve got all your materials on hand it only takes about 10minutes to put together. You’ll need –
1. small map of australia about 12x12cm
2. square frame 20x20cm
3. heart template
4. white cardboard
5. scissors, pencil and double sided tape
Trace an outline of a heart onto the map of Australia using a template and very carefully cut it out. Cut a square 20cmx20cm from the white cardboard and stick the heart in the centre using double sided tape. I used good quality card for the backing with a little gold shimmer in it. I’m not really happy with the colour of the map, so i’m going to see if i can find some vintage atlases to make a more colourful option. Overall, a super quick and easy paper craft activity.
We’ve just spent 10 days in Byron Bay. It’s so much fun discovering new places and finding fresh shops in which to search for treasures! We found Heath’s Old Wares in a little inland town called Bangalow. Such a beautiful little place.
Anyway, Heath’s Old Wares is packed with goodies and i mean PACKED! he must have about a 100 old ladders! And lucky too, because we needed one to reach this gorgeous maps of the United States that was hanging on his back wall. From the moment Johno saw it i knew he wanted it. He wanted it BAD!
Steady she goes….i’m not sure about using a vintage ladder to reach a vintage map.
Like the cat that got the cream…
It needed a good wipe over before the rolling and wrapping.
Getting it home was interesting. It was almost the length of the inside of our car, a four wheel drive, not a small car. It was a ten hour drive with this mammoth map running down the drivers side of the car. We were pulled over for random breath testing at one point. I thought the cop would have have something to say about it, but after Johno cleared the breath test he wished us well and we were on our way. There was one point in the car where Johno turned to me, and after a dramatic pause said, “You know, this is the best map EVER”.
So, despite 10 hours in the car, being pulled over by the police, and a car full of people and luggage, i am pleased to say the map survived. We weren’t long unpacked before it was hung on the wall. Awesome.