Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Map Bunting DIY - Recycled Crafts

 
 
 
 
 
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!

15 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Nice! I love maps. And crafts with maps are even better. ;)

Little Treasures said...

So happy you do Tammy! I have a couple of other map ideas lined up. Fingers crossed they turn out ok :)

handmade by amalia said...

A brilliant idea, Maya. Took me longer than expected to get back to blog reading but I'm finally here and have read back to the posts I've missed. You've had a busy summer :-)
Amalia
xo

Little Treasures said...

Thank you so much Amalia! I certainly did, otherwise it would have been a dull one:)

Ein Dekoherzal in den Bergen said...

EINE witzige IDEE....

wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
bis bald de BIRGIT aus TIROL

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Birgit!

Ana Lopes said...

Hy Maya! Such a fun project! Maps make always lovely creations!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Cucicucicoo: Eco Crafting & Sewing said...

That is such a great idea, Maya! I am a map junkie and can look at them for hours. I love notebooks and other things with maps on them, but it never occurred to me to make map bunting! Fantastic! :) Lisa

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Ana! You too!

Little Treasures said...

I am glad we are on the same wavelength here Lisa:)
I love this project and now I am preparing some more involving maps.

A Labour of Life said...

what a cute idea for girls or boys

Alhana said...

I agree with Eva. As a girl who loved geography lessons and still keeps her childhood globe, a map bunting would have been the perfect decoration for my study room. :-)

The Charm of Home said...

I love this!! I love using maps in my decorating. This is perfect! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Keri Roberts said...

Maya, what an awesome repurpose of the atlas!! This bunting looks fantastic!

Kim said...

Another inspired idea, Maya. Love how you have repurposed your map into cool bunting. Very clever indeed!