World Wall Maps

Need a great way to create a large piece of art for your home?   Maps are often large when unfolded and are colorful and add interest to a wall.   Check out this awesome wall map decor from my special guest today…

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I am SO delighted to be guest posting Beckie’s fabulous blog!   My name is Selina and I come to you from Creative Juices Décor. What you will find on my blog is inspiration for all your Creative Juices! I LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes and crafting. I have 3 young kids so I also like to dream up crafts for them. Come stop by, I think you’ll be inspired!

This project was inspired by wanting a large piece of art (on the cheap!) for my 7 year old son’s room.   I had picked up this map from the thrift store for $2 and knew if I got my Creative Juices flowing I could figure a great way to use it! I went to Michaels and picked up a bunch of canvases at 40% off.   I spent 29.00 on all 12.

large map wall decor

Next I spray painted the edges with a left over blue from a previous project.   I am a sucker for anything AGED looking so I spray painted some brown on the edges too.

Once dry, I brushed on some Mod Podge and attached my cut out map pieces.   map wall decor Once that dried (I turned them over to add some weight to the drying process) I wanted to age the edges just a little more so I took out my inking pad, or chalk pad, and “aged” the edges.   I also put a little brown glaze on the map itself to try to give it some more character. Anyway, once dry I came back and put Mod Podge over the top, quite thick,   and in criss-cross strokes.

VOILA!!!   Really, that wasn’t too hard.   Now I have a BIG piece of wall art for under 35.00!

map wall decor2 mapwalldecor3 Stay creative with me folks — even if you didn’t find a map at a thrift store you could take this same technique and make a large canvas art display. Just apply Mod Podge to your photos and apply it to the canvas.   It makes it look like a designer print on canvas.   The possibilities are endless.   How about cutting out a favorite fabric and applying that to the canvas?

map wall decor Please stop by Smile and I hope to inspire all your Creative Juices!!!

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Comments

  1. very cool!! :)

  2. oh this is a fabulous idea! I'd love to do this for my son's play room… and I think I just may! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Mod Podge Amy says:

    Super dooper cool! Just linked on Facebook.

  4. kpmattingly says:

    Very cool!! :)

  5. SugarandSpice says:

    I love it! Me and my husband both really like maps! Maybe I can talk him into doing this project with me!!!

  6. looove it! i never was into maps on the wall, but this made it a piece of art! totally gonna keep this in mind

  7. Mom Taxi Julie says:

    Love it!

  8. love this. I have thought about putting photos on canvas for a while. Thanks!

  9. Love this! Very creative!

    Denise
    Extreme Personal Measures

  10. Wow, it's such a great idea–I've got the maps already. What a way to change them up…

  11. I LOVE IT! I have a bunch of trifled maps, but I never found a good frame for them. Great thinking!

  12. Love the idea!

  13. Jen @ Life with Jen and Ronnie says:

    Great idea! I love the idea of using fabric too.

  14. I love it!! I imagine you could do the same thing with the canvas pieces and fabric scraps! My creative juices are flowing! :) -Karen

  15. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a great idea! Well done!

  16. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a great idea! Well done!

  17. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a great idea! Well done!

  18. Caroline @ Atelier Caroline says:

    Great Idea!!

  19. Angie Kerr says:

    LOVE it! I really like that you did different sizes of canvas! It's great!!

  20. Craft Snob says:

    Perfect! I have a huge map I need to do something with. This is the project!

  21. I just pulled out an old wall map of mine this week and was wondering what to do with it! Thanks for the awesome idea. I even have a bunch of blank canvases lying around!

  22. Anonymous says:

    I just love this so much! Can't wait to find a wall map now!

  23. Not sure how I missed this the first time, but it’s amazing! Must score some canvases…and a map. ;)

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  24. THIS is AWESOME! This will be perfect for our diningroom… we homeschool & I did NOT just wanna hang a map, but THIS is ART! THANKS!

  25. April Bean says:

    I really want to make this! What size was your map and what size canvases did you use? This is so beautiful.

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