Sunday, December 6, 2009

Decoupage Map Series: Décor and Accessories for Travelers and Geography Lovers

Maps encourage boldness. They're like cryptic love letters.
They make anything seem possible.

-Mark Jenkins -

As Mark Jenkins puts it, maps indeed make anything seem possible. Maps tell us more than pointing directions and routes. Maps tour us around the world in minutes…beautiful visuals of seas and lands and countries near and far. Maps allow us to marvel about far-away lands we dream of traveling to. They too keep memories of distant places we’ve been.

Instead of keeping your maps in drawers, why not display them. The simplest would be to mount them on the walls but if you love crafting things like me, why not take it further and show-off your crafty side and make various map decor pieces and accessories which are unique, easy and impressive.

Different crafty things can be made using new or vintage maps. I have a stock of various vintage maps that are waiting to be used and I plan to show off finished pieces in a series. I decoupaged a box earlier with postage stamps and maps. I loved the result thus prompted me to create more.

First in our collection is the Decoupaged Map Wooden Hangers.

This is a great set of 3 wooden adult size clothes hangers. Each of these hangers measures 16 inches across the base and 4 1/2 inches tall including the hook. These hangers have swivel metal hooks and grip inserts on the top of each side to help prevent shirts from slipping off. They have been decoupaged with vintage maps on all sides (1948 map of Europe from an old Atlas I bought from BookSale).. Each one is fully glazed with a durable sumptuous glossy lacquer. The lacquer really brings out the color of the old maps beautifully. They would be great to hang outfits on or display.

Watch out for our Map Bangles. They’re still on the lacquering process.

1 comment:

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

I love that quote!! And those hangers are gorgeous! :) Visiting from Kimbas party! :)