Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scraps of maps

Lately I found a big box of old world, city and roadmaps at my parents. My father collected them for years , but since he passed away a few years ago, this box is there,... unopened...
These world maps have such great patterns of lines and color spots and they are just to cool to throw away. I am sure everyone has lots of them, and could use some ideas to get rid of them ... Or let us say: to repurpose them!
So I browsed through Etsy for some ideas.
I could use them in my jewelry or make cool gift tags for my packaging, too many possibilities, now what to choose????

Click on the pics to go to the shops and find out about the prices, all these handmade goodies are perfect for an original gift (father's day for instance...)

Japan earrings by Ktwigs31

Tiny enveloppes by Zany

Bracelet made of vintage maps and Scrabble tiles by Hocusfocus
Atlas Bange Bracelet by SoitsGray

Aceo Kandscape N°5 by Annarubyking

World Atlas Bowl by Bombus

Perfect gift for fathers Day by HocusFocus

What about re-using Undeerground maps... by ideaka

cufflinks for daddy by Dlkdesigns

Custom Destination Vintage Map Necklace. Choose Your Location. By Cherrytruitt

Road Map Wallet by Kelsodeosntdance

Vintage French Map Love Birds by Cottonbirddesigns

White map hearts gift card by Bombus

The 50 States Project - Nebraska by Betastic

Tasman Sea Jotter by ariandmayadesigns