Today I have a great map craft idea for you. A DIY wrapped map canvas is both easy and inexpensive. That is my favorite combination! I first saw this post and just had to recreate the same look in my home. Using a few supplies from the thrift store, you too can make your own map craft to display around your home. We even have two different versions for you below so you can pick which one you like best and make one (or more!)
This one was first published on May 18, 2011 but I am republishing with more information.
Supplies to make the first map canvas:
- Canvas (I found mine at the Goodwill.)
- Vintage maps
- Mod Podge
Map Craft with Vintage Maps
I am starting with an inexpensive canvas from a thrift store but you can pick up a new one from a craft store if you would like.
Just wrap your map around the canvas like a present. Then use Mod Podge to adhere it to the canvas. Trim the map to size as required.
Fold the corners just like a present. Be sure to secure the sides and corners with the decoupage as well.
Apply a thin layer of mod podge all over the top. You will want to be sure to get the backside too. Adhering your map edges to the canvas. That was the only area where I thought my map might lift up from my canvas.
Then just let it dry and you have one gorgeous piece for your home!
I love how the map wraps around the edges.
No canvas? I have another way to fake a wrapped map canvas below.
Supplies to make the second craft with maps:
- Old picture frame
- Vintage maps
- Hot glue and a glue gun
DIY Map Art Version Two
What if you don’t have a canvas or can’t find one? Well, then you can use an old picture frame that you might have lying around your home. Just put the frame on the back of the map.
Then start wrapping it around like a present securing in place with a bit of hot glue.
I actually love both of these map craft ideas!
They are both gorgeous and I love any craft idea that is this quick and easy to make.
This version is actually from a book of old railroad maps that I found at a thrift store and fell in love with.
If you love old maps, this is a great idea for displaying them in your home even if you have a tight budget.
So, which of these map craft ideas will you make for your own home?
I really can’t decide which I like better so I will be adding them both to my home decor.
Love this map art craft and want more ideas? Try the links below!
- How to Make Coasters with Maps
- Map Wedding Guest Book
- Reproduction Vintage Maps as Art
- Vintage Map Tray
- DIY Map Coasters