It's always sad when a map needs throwing away but here are some ideas for re-using them.
Some time ago I did an online class with Shimelle called Explore where she suggested making embellishments. I loved these.
So stealing this idea I cut out circles using nestabilities and a die cutting machine.
I stamped birds, flowers and butterflies onto map paper.
And cut them out.
I also cut out butterflies with a punch. I assembled the embellishments.
I used some of the embellishments I made on this tag.
And the cutouts on these tags for Summer of Color.
Another thing you can do with old maps is to make journals. The obvious is a travel journal but you could use the maps as decoration.
I have made two different types of journal. The first is a 5 inch square zigzag book made from watercolour paper.
These are all the pages laid out flat.
To find out how I made this book please go to Newly Creative. While you're there you will also be able to find out about this book made from a map.
The inside looks like this.
I hope you enjoy recycling your maps. Please share your work with us using the linky below.