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Roundup: 6 DIY Wall Art Ideas Using Maps

by on May 22, 2012

Somehow, I maintain an ability to get lost anywhere and a fascination with decorating using maps.  Maps can be modern, traditional, eclectic, bold, subtle, any anything else along the decorating spectrum.  Here are just a few ideas to give you some decorating direction.   

1.  This map of Michigan was mounted on cork, making it easy to put a pin in favorite destination spots.  From bbbcraft sisters on Design Sponge.

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2. If your heart belongs to one place in particular, try making some string art so people know where your loyalties lie.  By Harpster Home.

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3.  Go big or go home!  This large mural was put on the wall using a paint pen and a projector, by Burlap and Blue.  This would be a fun one to add to as you visit different parts of the world.


created at: 05/21/20124.  Frame your favorite places and create a gallery style wall with them.  This example by Running From the Law uses lots of different colored frames and images, and different styles of pictures for lots of eye interest.

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5.  If you want to use an entire map, consider breaking it up into smaller segments, like Selina of Creative Juices Decor did, via Infarrantly Creative.  This large map art cost under $35 for her to do.

" A DIY -  world map hanged on the wall "

6.  You can’t beat an awesome piece of wall art that is sure to strike up lots of conversation, and allows you to preserve your memories. This cork map art like a real world Where I’ve Been for your analog wall. (Is that weird that a website is now the reference point for a project like this?!) Get the full how-to from ManMade.


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