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Need a great way to create a large piece of art for your home? World Wall Maps are often large when unfolded and are colorful and add interest to a wall. They create really cool wall art.

Check out this awesome wall map decor from my special guest today…

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The crafty mind is Selina from Creative Juices Decor. She LOVES home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes and crafting.

This project was inspired by wanting a large piece of art (on the cheap!) for her, at the time, 7 year old son’s room.  

She had picked up this map from the thrift store for $2 and knew if she got her Creative Juices flowing she could figure a great way to use it!

So she went to Michaels and picked up a bunch of canvases at 40% off.

She only spent $29.00 on all 12.

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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 decorOnce 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 35.0

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map wall decor2 mapwalldecor3Stay 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?

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29 Comments

  1. 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!

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

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

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

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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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