With the start of the school year Eva complained that her ragged Atlas she uses for her Geography lessons is not good any more and upon closer inspection I discovered that it was in almost pristine shape - only that some pages were loosened and the hard cover in a really bad condition. Otherwise the majority of the pages were just fine.
We decided to get her a new one, and use this one for whatever DIY I am going to dream about. And the first thing I wanted to make is a map bunting.
Making a map bunting is a very quick and easy project.
First you find an old map and cut out the pieces - I have a very lovely bunting template I used to trace these. This is actually what will take most of your time.
Next comes punching the sides and inserting the thread and voila!
You have an interesting bunting in a fraction of time!
I made this bunting for my son and while I was taking the pictures Eva kept saying that this could be so cute if we made it for a girls' room too. So although I have tagged it as a boy's room idea, this actually is not gender limited. And I agree - this would be lovely to make / give to girls who love to travel.
I hope you like the idea and reuse some old maps too!