Magical Map Crafts

Elisabeth-lecourt-maps-couture-600x630I’m so attracted to maps, both for the actual use (navigation) and for their design and craft aesthetic. Obviously I’m not alone in this, as maps have been decoupaged on everything from coasters to lampshades. But these crafts, like this amazing map dress by Elisabeth Lecourt, are taking maps to new destinations…sorry, it had to be said!

Map-deer-headThis looks crazy hard I know, but I think the artist just covered this cardboard deer head in maps. Love. Found via Babble.

Embroider-parisThis could be a very cool abstract embroidered design, but it’s actually the Paris Metro system. By Needle & Compass on Etsy.


Map-boat-gift-wrapI love the link between transportation and navigation with this folded paper map boat by d. Sharp Journal.


Map-scrapbook-craftA travel scrapbook made with map pages? Yes. Found via

Map-chairOk, so I’m ending with the decoupaged map chair found via Pins for Your Home because I just love it.

April 10, 2013| Decor, DIY Home, Everyday Crafts, Gifts, Grown-Up, Upcycled