Good morning! Are you back into the swing of things or still on holiday mode? I am back at work, but the kid count is very low, so it’s still a slow week. It’s kind of a nice way to get back into the routine.
I like to make things out of maps and I made these key chains for my co-workers for Christmas, so I thought I would share them with you. I have other map projects here and here. They are such a simple project, but are a great way to celebrate the city you live in or maybe that special place you have. Here’s the list of items you will need:
- small wooden shapes
- paint-color of your choice
- Mod Podge
- paint brushes
- map of the city or place you want
- key chain or loop
I had this package of Woodsies in my craft stash and chose to use the oval ones.
I painted the back and sides of the piece white. You can pick whatever color you like, but you only have to paint the back and sides.
I was able to find some small maps online and printed them out, 4 on a page. I googled my city and then choose the one I thought would work best for my wood piece.
I used my Woodsie as a template to trace around my city. I centered it as close as possible and used a pencil to trace.
Once my pieces were traced, I cut them all out.
I painted Mod Podge on the unpainted side of the Woodsie, giving it a pretty good layer. Once the Mod Podge was on, I centered the map piece on top and gave it another coat of Mod Podge. When the piece was dry, I trimmed the edges of the paper.
I added a small ring to each one and they were done!
I love how this turned out!
Do you have a place that is special to you? Maybe your hometown, or a place you have traveled to? I would love to hear about it! Let me know in the comments!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!