22 Sep '12, 2pm

10 Upcycled Map Craft Projects #CraftProjectsTutorials #Craftivism

10 Upcycled Map Craft Projects #CraftProjectsTutorials #Craftivism

Don’t you just love crafting with old maps? They add a beautiful sense of place and nostalgia to paper craft projects. Got some old maps handy but not sure what to do with them? We’ve got you covered with a few fun map craft projects! The trick to making these projects upcycled is choosing second-hand maps. If you head to the gas station or bookstore and buy brand new maps to craft with, you can still turn out a beautiful project, but it’s not an upcycled one. Upcycling involves taking something headed for the recycle bin or the landfill and extending its life by making it into something useful again. Finding Old Maps for Crafting Not sure where to find old maps? I’ve had good luck map-hunting at the thrift store, especially if it has a magazine section. Old issues of National Geographic often come with a big, fold out map. Estate sales are also a great source for old maps...

Full article: http://craftingagreenworld.com/2012/09/22/map-craft/

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