Happy Monday, friends! I hope your weekend was as lovely (and maybe a little less sweltering) as mine. We celebrated some of our closest friends marriage, two of my nieces birthdays, and another good friends’ wedding shower. It was busy but it was such a treat to get to see so many people that we love this weekend. Now I’m kind of ready for a quiet week… and maybe for some rain because this girl needs a break from the heat!
Today I’m sharing a fun DIY artwork project with you. In partnership with Shaw TV I created these vintage map wall hangings. I love the way they turned out and although they were created to go in our basement when it’s finished, my hubby has insisted that they hang over our bed until they make the move downstairs. Have I ever mentioned how much he likes maps? These guys might look a bit complicated, but I promise they’re really easy to make. Like, how about I demonstrate how simple in a 3 minute video?
But wait! First… it’s a day full of wall art, I tell ya! I’m over at Remodelaholic for their Deck the Halls extravaganza sharing a free printable (large scale!) of my watercolor squares art that I created for my bathroom remodel! Pop over and check it out!
To make your own map wall hangings you’ll need:
- Vintage maps (I scored mine at a thrift store for 10 cents a piece!)
- Foam board
- Craft knife and cutting mat
- Spray adhesive
- Rope and scissors to cut
- Grommets and tacky glue
Start by deciding how big you would like each wall hanging to be and cut your maps to size. Then, cut your foam board one inch smaller on each edge. I didn’t leave a full inch and had a tough time getting the map to wrap around the back on all sides. When you’re all cut to size, give your foam board a good spray with adhesive and smooth your maps on top. Make sure to spray over top of something you don’t mind being sticky… that stuff gets eeeeverywhere!
Wrap your map around the edges and tape the ends down on the back of the foam board. When you’re done, it’s time to add your grommets! I love the grommet detail for the rope hanging. I just lined up my grommets and pressed firmly to create a cut in the foam board. I then used my craft knife to completely cut through the board before gluing the grommet in place. Lastly, cut your rope to length and tie it through for hanging!
See? Easy peasy, but looks high end! We’ve had tons of compliments on them already- which is weird because they’re in our bedroom… not our living room. Either way… are you a maps fan like our household? I’d love to see if you give these a shot!