Art, Decor

Map it out! Recycle maps into artwork

My obsession for maps cannot be stopped. It’s not street grids or geography that specifically have a hold on me, it’s their colors, their inspiration of visiting places unknown, and their fond memories of places visited.

Here are six ways to recycle maps from a vacation or beloved place into artwork.

DIY recycle map artwork - heart shaped map famed
Bespoke Map Heart Artwork by Bombus via notonthehighstreet.com in the U.K.
I like the dark sides of this letter, instead of wrapping the map all the way around the letter.
The dark sides of this letter offer contrast, instead of wrapping the map all the way around the letter.
DIY recycle maps as artwork
British artist Joseph Lucien Warren cuts his stunning butterflies from maps using a laser. Mine won’t turn out with quite the same effect using my scissors from Target, but I’m still inspired to try!
DIY recycle map as artwork - Maps framed in embroidery hoops
Maps framed in embroidery hoops offer a different shape in the mix. It would look nice in a set of three.
DIY recycle map as artwork - circles
Circle maps by Bombus is a simple way to showcase multiple cities and colors.
DIY recycle map as artwork - Map as frame mat
Martha Stewart used a map as a frame mat for a destination wedding photo. The black and white photo works well with all the lines and colors of the map.

 

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