16 Clever Ways to Get Crafty With Maps

Posted by Meghan Quinones
You can transform a map into a beautiful home decor piece, DIY jewelry, and much more. Check out these 16 clever map DIYs at Blitsy.

With technology on the rise, the good ol' map seems to have been pushed aside and people are turning to navigation devices built into their smart phones. Now, you still may use your trusty map when traveling from point A to point B, but most people have stashed their maps in a drawer that has collected menus, receipts, and other random items. If you are that someone whose map is buried at the bottom of a drawer, it's time to rifle through all of you papers and grab that map! These fun DIY projects show you how to incorporate maps into jewelry, home decor, and even party accents! What are you waiting for? Go grab that map and get crafty!

Transform your map into a DIY Map Keychain via Sarah Ortega!

Grab an old lampshade and give it a quick makeover! This Map covered lampshade via Chez Larsson will show you how to do it!

Planning a going away party? This DIY Globe Garland via Poppytalk is just what you need!

You can easily create this Map Lined Wooden Tray via A Spoonful of Sugar in minutes!

Looking for a unique way to display your travels? If so, this DIY Map Necklace via Merriment Design is perfect!

Show your hometown pride with this Home is Where the Heart Is Framed Artwork via One Artsy Mama.

Create cool 3D Stars via Pillar Box Blue with all of the maps you have collected over the years.

Have your next party stand out with these gorgeous DIY Map Mobiles via Daily Candy!

If you are looking for a unique alternative to wrapping paper, why not try this Vintage Map Wrapping Paper via The Chic!

Create a DIY Map Shelf via The Merrythought. This shelf can hold all of your favroite travel trinkets!

Why not wrap a planter with a map? That's what 365 Designs did!

Capture all of your favorite travel memories with this Memories Map Bracelet via Peanut and Olive.

Create this Word Garland out of maps via How Did You Make This with some cardboard, glue, and twine!

Take a boring chair from drab to fab with a map! These Map Covered Chairs via Pillar Box Blue are definitely eye-catchers!

I love this Heart Map Framed Artwork via Pixi Mit Milch. No pun intended. :)

Really get creative with this Vintage Suitcase With Maps via Pillar Box Blue!