Saturday, March 30, 2013

Travel bug ...

From the time I was a child, I've loved maps. My Dad would tell me our vacation destination, hand me a crisp new road map and let me guide our route to summer fun. I'm sure he knew exactly how to get where we were going, but he never let on. I was Mistress of the Map! Now, even after all these years, I continue to find new map inspirations. So many of these lovelies would be easy DIY projects.


Light the way with map-covered lamp shades like those above from The Old Lampshed (left) and Not On The High Street (right).


Can you catch the travel bug from chairs? Absolutely! Just image you are 'here' (wherever you wish that to be) with map decoupage on simple seats. Images above via Indulgy (left) and Pinterest (right).

Simple map ornaments via Not on the High Street. This online store is loaded with map-themed goods.

Woven map strips make this journal cover so appealing. Image via Dollar Store Crafts.

Crafters find a variety of ways to feature maps in their work. A couple of my favorites are shown above. Love the charming tags on Etsy (left) and well-traveled butterflies from Bromelaid Living (right).

Rejuvenating a worn chest brings the world closer. Image via Not On The High Street.

Image via Corset Laced Mannequins.

I have a mannequin and dozens of European city maps. Why not? I may just makeover my papier-mâché gal and give her a Parisienne street pedigree with a bit of Modge Podge and map bits.

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