Pretty DIY Map Art: 6 Easy Projects You’ll Love Making

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Now that most of us are turning to Google Maps and SatNavs to get around, you’re probably like us and have a bunch of old road atlases stored away somewhere. 

Or maybe you’re a hoarder of vintage maps and are looking for new ways to display them or repurpose them?

These easy DIY map art projects are for you! Whether you make them as cute gifts or make them for your own home, you’re bound to have fun.

Let’s get crafting!

Pretty & Easy DIY Map Art Projects You’ll Love Making

1. Heart Map Art Picture

This super easy DIY heart map art picture can be made in less than ten minutes and uses things you probably already have lying around the house. 

Maybe you know a couple who are celebrating a destination proposal or travel themed wedding? Or have just bought their first home together? 

This map love heart picture is perfect for them. 

You could even make a set of them to show someone met, got engaged, got married and bought their first home in different locations, which would make such a cute gallery wall for any map art decor enthusiast!

Read the tutorial here >>

DIY Heart Map Art Picture

2. World Map Canvas

Here’s another really easy DIY map art project you could easily complete in an afternoon! 

It’s as easy as wrapping a canvas with map wrapping paper or gluing old maps you have lying around straight onto the canvas for some extra special vintage map art.

These look particularly special if you go for multiple canvases to hang next to each other or even shaped canvases to help create an interesting travel inspired gallery wall.

You could even add some extra pizzazz with fairy lights, led lighting strips or pretty text!

3. Map Paper Flowers

Whether you’re planning a travel themed wedding, party or other occasion, or you just really love maps (and origami!) then you’ll love making these pretty map flowers to hold as a bouquet or make unique centrepieces with.

A small bouquet of flowers should only take you a couple of hours to make and they look so pretty when displayed inside your favourite vase, painted mason jars or fun glass bottles.

Read the tutorial here >>

DIY Swirl Paper Roses

4. Map Bunting

Who doesn’t love a bit of bunting at spring and summer time? Even more so when it’s combined with a BBQ or fun house party!

Make yours travel themed with this easy map bunting you can make in an afternoon. Just remember that this is bunting best used indoors or outside on a dry day.

5. Map Heart Garland

If you’d rather decorate your party or travel themed room with pretty map hearts instead then this map heart garland project is for you!

It should take you less than an hour – unless you’re making enough to fill a whole room, in which case, you’ll need a couple of hours.

6. Map Coasters

Even though our Rough Collie has a cheeky tendency to steal our coasters(!), we’ve made lots of cute coasters as we love them.

A set of four map coasters will only take you an hour or two and it’s as easy as cut, glue and seal!

If you or someone you know loves all things London-inspired, then these would also look so cute with maps of the London Underground displayed on them instead of any old street map. Bon Voyage!

Read the tutorial here >>

DIY Map Coasters


We hope you have fun with these easy DIY map art projects! Which one do you think you’ll try first? And have you got any other ideas for interesting map art? We’d love to hear them so just leave us a note below…

Are you after more travel inspired projects? Check out this DIY Adventure Awaits canvas!

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Easy DIY Map Art Projects

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Justine is one half of the newlywed duo behind this home and craft blog, as well as the couples travel blog Wanderers of the World. When not away travelling with her husband and Rough Collie, she's always making something or busying about the house. So really, it's no surprise that House of Mahalo was born!

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