DIY Idea: Places You 'Heart' Map Art

DIY Idea: Places You 'Heart' Map Art

I'm not really into hearts, but I'm really into this DIY idea. You tell the maker of the 'Bespoke' Heart Map Artwork ($400 US)  which places in the world are important to you and they punch the locales out of vintage maps, mount them and then frame them up. Now, how easy would this be to DIY?? If you don't have a collection of vintage maps of your favorite places on hand, current maps would do just fine.

This option is $72 US.

Via Tickety Boo.

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laura on May 17, 2015:

Look  online for current or vintage printable maps....why buy when you don't have to??

Valerie Phythyon on Jan 08, 2015:

How about color copying the map onto card stock paper? Then use double back tape to mount it. I think this would work if the hearts were under glass.

DIY Maven on May 12, 2011:

mghez--That's a LOVELY idea!!

mghez on May 11, 2011:

I'm going to be studying/traveling abroad in the fall, I think I'm going to do something like this on the front of a notebook and use it as my journal!! Thanks for the idea :)

DIY Maven on May 11, 2011:

Anon...if I were to do it, and because I'm a little OCD, I'd have to have un-creased sections. However, intentionally creased in lots of different directions could look cool too. To make them thicker, they could be laminated onto another piece of paper (with thin white glue or Mod Podge, that sort of thing). I was also thinking that antiquing the maps could look pretty awesome as well. To do that, I'd do this technique for which I wrote a how-to. As for mounting them, I'm not sure. For multiples, I'd probably use something that could be reposition-able just in case, again because I'm a little OCD. Maybe a reposition-able spray adhesive like this one.

Anonymous on May 11, 2011:

I would love to do this myself (400.00 just isnt in my range). How would you recommend  going about it? How would you cut the map so that it looked clean/unwrinkled, also "thicker"? im afraid the map paper itself is too thin. would you glue it in? thanks!

betuli on May 11, 2011:

This idea is absolutely fantastic! I think I'll definitely use it in some way!
Thank you for this!

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