Quick & Easy DIY Heart Map Art

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There are so many map art projects you could make but these DIY heart map art pictures are probably our favourite. They’re easy to make, taking less than ten minutes in total, and look so cute once popped inside a beautiful frame.

Maybe you know a couple who is celebrating a destination proposal or wedding, or have just bought their first home together? This map picture is perfect for them. 

Or maybe you want to show your other half you care on Valentine’s Day or on your anniversary by highlighting your own journey?

DIY Map Heart Art

You could even make a set of these to show where you met, got engaged, got married and bought your first home together. You could either use a multi-aperture frame or use separate frames to help create a cute gallery wall, which will really show off your met engaged married map.

Either way, you’re going to love making this DIY map heart frame… and whoever it’s for will love it too! 

Let’s get crafting!

DIY Heart Map Art Supply List

To make this cute heart map art, you don’t need many supplies – and you probably have most of them lying around the house.

Here’s what you need:

  • Maps of the places you want to highlight (vintage maps, road atlases, street maps and even print outs from Google all work well for this)
  • Scissors
  • Glue (a glue stick, glue gun and PVA all work fine for this project)
  • Heart template (you can make your own using an old cereal box or similar)
  • Cardstock (for your heart backing)
  • Picture frame

How To Make Heart Map Art

1. Start by making your heart template using an old cereal box or similar. You can trace around a heart shape printed from your computer or you can draw it freehand.

REMEMBER: Check your template is the right size for your frame!

TIP: To get a symmetrical heart every single time, fold your card in half, draw one half of the heart and then cut from the folded edge.

How to make a symmetrical heart shape

2. Find the place you want to highlight on your map and cut around it using your template. 

REMEMBER: Check the place you’re highlighting is in the middle of your heart if possible!

3. Cut your cardstock to the right size for your frame. You want it to fill your picture frame completely.

4. Cut out your map heart and glue it onto your cardstock. 

TIP: I’ve seen lots of these hearts using white or cream coloured cardstock. I chose pearlescent blue to match our wedding colours, but I really like how it makes the heart stand out even more in the frame! I also used this same cardstock within our DIY wedding card keepsake book.

5. Place your completed heart art in your frame and you’re done!

Didn’t we tell you this was a ridiculously easy DIY map art project?!

DIY Heart Map Art Project

DIY Heart Map Art Picture

DIY Heart Map Art Picture

Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: £

This DIY heart map art picture is easy to make, taking less than ten minutes in total, and looks so cute once popped inside a beautiful frame. It would make a great gift for newlyweds, new home owners or for your other half to celebrate where you met, got engaged or got married.

Materials

  • Maps
  • Heart template
  • Cardstock
  • Picture frame

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Glue

Instructions

  1. Start by making your heart template using an old cereal box or similar. REMEMBER: Check your template is the right size for your frame!
  2. Find the place you want to highlight on your map and cut around it using your template. REMEMBER: Check the place you’re highlighting is in the middle of your heart if possible.
  3. Cut your cardstock to the right size for your picture frame. You want it to fill your frame completely.
  4. Cut out your map heart and glue it onto your cardstock.
  5. Place your completed heart in your frame and you’re done!

Notes

I’ve seen lots of these hearts using white or cream coloured cardstock. I chose pearlescent blue to match our wedding colours, but I really like how it makes the heart stand out even more in the frame!

BONUS! More DIY Map Art Projects

Once you’ve mastered this simple heart shape, you can make more of these map art pictures with other shapes. 

Maybe a house shape to celebrate your new home? Or a plane to commemorate your first trip abroad together? Any shape works so get creative with it!

You could even add some text to the coloured cardstock to say cute things like “where we met”, “where it all began” or “where you stole my heart”.

And finally, here are some more map art projects to try:


We hope you have fun making this cute DIY map heart frame! Fancy sending us a photo of it when you’re done? Tag us on Instagram @houseofmahalo so we can see it!

Are you looking for more romantic DIY gift inspiration? Check out this cute DIY first dance song lyrics wall art!

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Quick & Easy DIY Heart Map Art

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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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