1/06/2011

diy project : map art

A while back Alli posted about some map hearts she had come across and I have wanted to make one ever since. I love the idea of using maps because we are big into traveling around here and loved the idea of using locals that are special to our family. Almost a year later I finally got around to making one.  


This project was super simple and cost me next to nothing using some frames that were collecting dust in a closet. If you have maps lying around and don't want/need you could cut those up and use but since I didn't I found a place online where you can download maps for free. I decided to frame places we've lived thus far in our marriage. Once I found my locations, I had to measure the frame to see what size hearts would be best, then went into microsoft word to create a heart using the basic shapes tool and printed it off to use as my template. I then cut the maps out and glued them on some white cardstock. Done and done!

Since I love a good diy project I thought I'd share another photo of my most recent BIG project. :)


Landon at 6 weeks.

8 comments:

Nikki said...

Those hearts are adorable, as is that gummy smile. What a cutie!

Jackie Norris said...

What a great idea! I love crafts/art that actually has meaning behind it. I just might do that one myself.

And that smile! What a sweetheart.

Sarah said...

I love this idea and have just the places in mind that I want to do:) Landon looks so healthy and happy too!

Jamie said...

Awww, cute picture of Landon! He's adorable! I love your project, too!

Amy @ Shutterly Lovely said...

Love this! Traveling is a big favorite of mine and thus I love maps. This is a great combo!

thompsonfamily said...

Both projects are adorable!! I love the map idea, how cute!

Kassie said...

Just found your blog, it's so cute! I love that frame of the maps, great idea!

alli/hooray said...

Oh, this turned out great! So glad to see you made one - I need to get around to it sometime. And how cute is Landon! :)

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