I love maps, but they make me sick. As my husband will confirm, I am as likely to cry out “I can’t look at this anymore!” as I am to say “Take Exit 32” when asked to help navigate during family road trips. I have tossed more than a few maps on the floor of the car in a fit of nausea, and even, I’ll admit, considered whether I could fashion one into a makeshift barf bag if necessary. (Now that’s crafty!) But back on firm ground, I’ve been using maps for home decor and accessory projects. They’re also an easy way to save money on souvenirs from your summer vacation by making your own.
Here’s an article I wrote for The Associated Press about crafting with maps. Click on the article link to see more photos, and a how-to on making Scrabble tile pendants.