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How to Make a Map Canvas

Use this quick and easy process to turn a simple map into a canvas piece of art!
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Canvas (I got mine at the Thrift store)
  • Map
  • Mod Podge

(Style #2) Faux Map Canvas Using a Picture Frame Supplies

  • Old Picture Frame
  • Vintage Map
  • Hot glue and a glue gun


  • Start with an inexpensive canvas and your map.
  • Simply wrap your map around the canvas like you would wrap a present. Trim your map if needed. Adhere it to the canvas using Mod Podge.
  • Apply a thin layer of mod podge to the top of your map as well. Don't forget to cover the part of the map that covers the back to prevent your edges from lifting up.
  • Allow time to dry, then enjoy your art!

(Style #2) Faux Map Canvas Using a Picture Frame Directions

  • Turn your map over so the back is facing up. Then put your picture frame on top of the back of the map.
  • Simply wrap the picture frame up like a present with the map. Use hot glue to secure it in place.
  • Let it dry.