Words on Vintage Maps

February 25th, 2010 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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This one works great just propped on a shelf.  It measures about 12 x 3.
This one is larger and measures about 18 x 6.
This one works great just propped on a shelf.  It measures about 12 x 3.

This one works great just propped on a shelf.  It measures about 12" x 3".

I took vintage maps and embellished them with the word "explore" and then glued them onto recycled wooden blocks.  These can be hung on a wall or propped on a shelf for inspiration.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, eclectic, industrial, family room, white, living room, black, green, study, office, blue, historical, game room, paper, vintage map

Comments (24)

emw1203 writes: Another great idea to do with maps. Very clever. Posted: 9:38 pm on August 3rd
grabe writes: Omg, this is so clever thanks for sharing!!!!! Posted: 6:20 am on June 29th
curlyrachel writes: i just picked up a 1966 50th anniversary edition of the world book atlas for $.75 at goodwill. i can't WAIT to play with the maps. thanks for the great idea! what's on the back? Posted: 7:25 pm on March 3rd
TreasuresRenewed writes: I really like this...

Keep On Junking
http://treasuresrenewed.blogspot.com/ Posted: 5:37 pm on March 1st
Legacyoflovecrafter writes: Great idea. I love working with blocks.

God Bless,
Legacy Crafter Posted: 10:22 pm on February 25th
itsnotjunk2me writes: I love this simple idea...looks great on your shelf with the clock and books. Thanks for sharing!
~judi ;) Posted: 7:19 pm on February 25th
bluejean writes: What an honor to be member feature of the week! Thank you Sue. Thanks too for all your wonderful comments. Posted: 6:33 pm on February 25th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great! Laurel Posted: 3:04 pm on February 25th
berton718 writes: I love these!! What a wonderful idea!!!!! Posted: 2:11 pm on February 25th
odetojune writes: Love it, love it.

I just became a member today and this is the
first thing I happened upon.

Could you mount that on an old piece of wood and drill
two holes to hold a wire hanger to hang it
from a wall?

Oh, boy - the creativity is flowing!
Lisa Posted: 2:10 pm on February 25th
suewhitney writes: Member feature of the week...goes to Bluejean. First of all I love old maps, secondly, i love the word explore. We should all explore th possibilities. Nicely done, Bluejean!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:22 pm on February 25th
NDJunkGirl writes: Bluejean...I am LOVING this idea. Oh, the brain is turning now! Andrea Posted: 9:53 pm on February 24th
ninnarae writes: I really love this! So graphic- you have inspired me with all kinds of ideas- THANKS!! Posted: 10:44 pm on February 23rd
Prior writes: LOVE! Lezlee Posted: 5:10 pm on February 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: These are the coolest things! Such a fabulous way to get inspired!
Nice work, bluejean.
Candy Posted: 3:44 pm on February 23rd
shabbychick writes: What a very clever and super fabulous use for old maps...well done!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:43 pm on February 23rd
54girl writes: These are such a great idea! Love how you have them diplayed with the books.I have some old maps that I need to get busy with and do something. Good job! Mary Posted: 2:42 pm on February 23rd
mimi62 writes: Cute as can be and to think I just told my mom to throw all her old maps away.....I'm calling her now, and you've inspired me to use old maps on an old tray I have too. Smart girl! Posted: 2:02 pm on February 23rd
fellowjunker writes: A wonderful idea...love these!
xojanis Posted: 1:36 pm on February 23rd
MakinItHappen writes: Coolio! I have been saving some old maps to do something with. Hopefully this will inspire a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Posted: 12:42 pm on February 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Wicked awesome bluejean! :) (heard that on TV last night and just had to use it) Really great idea!!! Posted: 12:32 pm on February 23rd
racers7 writes: Thats a smart idea! Melody Posted: 10:33 am on February 23rd
alicemom writes: Very clever! It is a great shelf sitter!
smiles, alice Posted: 8:14 am on February 23rd
grannijo writes: Very cool idea!!!...like you display of old book's and the clock!...thanks for sharing!...sharon Posted: 6:51 am on February 23rd
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