I am always interested to find projects that use repurposed materials. It is amazing to see all the creative ways that old materials can be used to give them a new lease of life. The July edition of Marie Claire Idees (#79) has a fun article on using old maps and globes. Here are a few pages…
|Love the Decoupaged Boxes
|Great covered notebooks and shelf edging.
|Great display of globes. Check out the sweet bunting.
I have a stash of old World Book Encyclopedias (1975 edition) that I rescued when my parents were doing a clean up at their place. I tore out a few pages featuring maps for some geographic crafting of my own (with a French influence of course!)
First up, I used a map and some Japanese masking tape, to make a fun gift tag.
A map of Paris and an Eiffel Tower die cut were used to make this greeting card. My high school French was given a workout coming up with some French greetings.
Using the cricut, I was able to make up a small gift bag out of a map – perfect for a gift card or small gift for a traveller.
I would love to find an old Atlas at the Op Shop that I could use for wrapping paper. What repurposed materials do you love to use?