23 April 2012

Marvelous Maps

I hope your weekend was fabulous!
This week, it's all about maps on my blog.

I admit to still using maps, especially when visiting a new city. They're very useful to find your way or discover a new landmark. But when you're done with them, what do you do? Turn them from blah to TADA! of course!

Here are a few talented folks who did just that and are selling them on Etsy:

A matchbook wrapped in an old map and the matchsticks 
are trimmed to mimic a city skyline!

Old maps crafted into romantic roses.

Vintage map inspired throw pillows

If you love a city, I don't see why you can't wear it

Or you can wear them as cuff links, too!

A map can also be laminated and 
sewn into a bag.

Aren't these ideas terrific? Stop by this week and let's see what else we can do with maps. Have a nice day!


  1. Oh goody Claire..I have old maps kickin' around, was wondering when you would get to them:) I'm all ears!
    Monday..great ideas..what will the rest of the week bring??

  2. You are the sweetest Betty! Thanks dear! :)

  3. Fantastic bag idea! I really like your site ;)

  4. Love your map ideas, especially the envelopes.

    Oh, and thanks bunches for featuring my Boston belt buckle :)

  5. Hi halfmoonroad! Your buckles are unique and lovely! Thanks for checking out my blog! :)

  6. Hi JoAnn! I hope you'll be able to use some of my ideas. Thanks for your visit! :)

  7. You can also make a Gift Bag as I show here:



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