Sunday, November 11, 2012

Crafting : Travel map garland


No, that's not the garland I made for my sister's wedding, although it's real pretty!

Mine's even simpler -- it can be done in 1-2-3 easy steps!

You'll need:

Old maps
Ribbon / twine
Pen-knife (Exacto knife)


(1) Create a template of the shape you want your garland to be. I made triangles, but you can just as easily make hearts, or any other shape you fancy.
Trace template onto a map, and cut them out. I couldn't get a hold of older vintage looking maps, so I used an old street directory my dad wasn't using.


(2) About one inch from the base of the triangle, I used a pen-knife and made two tiny slits about an inch apart.
This is for you to thread your ribbon/twine through to string the triangles together.


(3) Thread all your shapes together, and get ready to hang your garland up!

With all the holidays around the corner, this is such a simple but great way of sprucing up your home for the festive season! You could use wrapping paper in place of the maps, and cut out some simple Christmas tree / candy cane shapes and string them up! Q.E.D!


  1. Pretty! All those colors in road maps make a wonderfully fun garlands!! :D

  2. Cute! I love garlands. I made one for Jake's birthday two years ago that says, "Happy Day" but I stole it back and hung it in my craft area.


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