Maps Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you know that Christmas is getting closer and closer?  It’s crazy!

If you know me, you know that I love maps and travel.  LOVE THEM!  My living room is travel themed, my bedroom is Paris themed, and I’m that weird person who picks up a Jungle Cruise Map in Disneyland (yes you can actually do that).  I love arrows, explore signs, wander signs, globes, the whole shebang.  So the round up this week is awesome things that you can do with maps.

Enjoy!

Wrapping Paper

Vintage Map Wrapping Paper from The Chic Site

decoupage-tray

Decoupaged Tray from Today’s Creative Life

Travel Sign 2

Travel Sign from Home on the Corner

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Memories Map Bracelet from Peanut and Olive

Photo Map

Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

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DIY Glass Map Necklace from Touch of Tay

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Vintage Map Lampshade from Pretty Handy Girl

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Free Printable Vintage Maps from Pillar Box Blue

Full Wall

Gallery Wall from Home on the Corner

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Adding to the Gallery Wall + A Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a great week and you are ready for the weekend.  Did anything exciting happen during the week?

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While exploring the pictures on the website, I couldn’t decide what kind of picture I wanted.  After searching through all of the pictures, I finally came across one that I liked.  Something simple to add to my gallery wall.

And I came across this!  And I fell in love!Full Picture

Isn’t it pretty!  It’s very simple but gorgeous.  Though it is slightly hard to tell from the picture, the compass is actually a dark blue color, not black.  But either way, it looks great with all of the other pictures!

So, now I have added this and a few other pieces to my wall and it is slowly getting closer to being finished.  But…I still have a ways to go until I can finally say the wall is done.

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I think it is looking fabulous!  Just a few more arrows and words and it will be finished.  I never realized how much work actually went into putting a gallery wall together.  But I’m having a lot of fun doing it!

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Travel Theme Entryway

Good morning! I’m glad to be back this week! Last week was a little tough..we dropped Haley off at college! We had 2 car loads of her things to take. Thankfully, the school had big bins on wheels that we could load up and take to the rooms.  I’m not sure how many trips we would have had to take up and down stairs without that bin! Sure glad we didn’t have to find out!

I am so not ready for summer to end! I like fall too, but I just love the relaxed feeling of summer. I wish we had been able to do more traveling this summer, but instead I decorated my entryway with some California signs and other travel items. I pulled out a variety of things and then made a vignette on my door beverage table which I have placed in my entry. It’s the perfect thing to decorate for the seasons!

Travel theme entry way

I cut out the CA from some maps I had, the same maps Lauren used for her Travel Sign. I used a little tape to attach them to the window. Lauren sent me the Seattle postcard when she went on her road trip.

travel theme entry way CA window

I love these signs! I ordered them from Groupon a while back and love the vintage look they have. I placed them in some black frames I already had and hung them above my hat and California tote bag.

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I cut the hole in the globe to make a hanging light, but so far I haven’t gotten around to it. Instead, I rolled up a USA map and placed it inside. When the girls were younger, I placed stars on the different states we had visited. After it’s done here in the entry,  I think I have finally found another spot for it.

travel entry way globe map

A bucket and some starfish remind me of the beach. Some California gardening books and a nautical book are more hints to summer.

travel entry way california bucket starfish

I found this big basket at a thrift store and love the colors! It’s the perfect thing to take a picnic in at the park or the beach. A giant conch shell and a Welcome sign invite everyone in.

entry way travel basket welcome

Hopefully this brings back lots of good summer memories! I think this is the last of the summer decorating. Bring on autumn!!

travel entry way hat, California, San Diego

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Ferris Wheel Ca. Adventure      Sleeping Beauty Castle Disneyland    Pink Flamingo printable, sunshine and summertime

How to Use an Old Atlas for New Decor

Hello everyone!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week so far and are ready for the weekend.  Anyone have any awesome plans?

Well this weeks project was originally seen when I was in Seattle on my trip.  I saw this and knew that I could make it myself.  So with a small bit of help from my mom for the main supply, I am bringing you a wonderful DIY.

Supplies You Will Need

Supplies you Need

An old atlas or maps (mom found hers at a thrift store)

Glue

Paperclips

A pencil

A frame

Chip letters

Step 1

Paperclipping

Decide how big you want your pieces.  There was actually a pre-cut piece in the atlas that I used as my sizer.  I would paperclip my sizer to the atlas and cut around it until I had the two pieces.  I tried to use pages with a lot of blue so I ended up using a log of pages with the ocean or lakes as my pieces.

Step 2

Roll you pieces.  I would put a small line of glue on the edge of the paper before I rolled it around the pencil.  And at the end I would put more glue to secure the edge.  I would then use two paperclips to hold it down to try to dry.  That way the roll didn’t lose its shape and the glue could dry.

Step 3

Template

Measure out your frame.  I bought a 5×7 frame from Dollar Tree and took the glass out of the front of it.  I turned the paper over so it was white and laid the atlas rolls out in a pattern.  I found a few spaces that needed to be filled in with smaller rolls.  After using some Elmer’s glue, I was able to move on to the final step.

Step 4

Attach your chip letters.  Since I used atlases, I decided to make the word travel.  And I felt like it was fitting since I saw this while I was traveling.  So after a lot of gluing and drying, here is the finished product!

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I love how it turned out.  And I definitely plan on hanging this on my map gallery wall in my living room when I finally get around to it.  I hope this you enjoyed this DIY and if you have any questions please let me know!

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