So, I have a horrible addiction to that front part of Target with the dollar items (I know you know exactly what I’m talking about!).  I never need anything there, but I always manage to buy something.  Well, on one trip, the gentleman showed me this adorable letter “A” that I’ve seen at craft stores, and I knew I had to do something with it (plus, it was only $1)!

Anyway, I have an addiction to attempting to make things that look like they would be sold in Anthropologie.  I adore that store, but I don’t always adore the prices.  So, for about $1.25, I made a cute little decor item that could easily be sold for $12+!



Cardboard Letter (mine was from Target, but I believe craft stores carry them as well)

Old Map (I always pick these up at estate sales)

Mod Podge

X-acto Knife



1. On the back of the map, trace the outline of your letter.

2. Cut out the traced map with an X-acto knife.

3.  Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the cardboard, and the back of the map. Place the map on the cardboard and let it dry for about 20 minutes.

4.  Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the front of the map.  Let it dry.

5.  You’re done!   Of course this is an extremely customizable project, so hopefully I gave you a few ideas!



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9 Responses to DIY: Map Letter Decor

  1. Mary Rebecca says:

    I’m hosting an Etsy craft party on August 24th, and it’s centered around paper crafts with maps–I would love for you to come! :D

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  3. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of map crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

  4. Hi! Love the idea and looking forward to making it soon; possibly 3D with paper mache.

  5. Sara says:

    Love this idea! Can’t wait to make some (I may go a little crazy though!)

  6. rahel says:

    :) how a zurich-map coming to Atlanta, Georgia?
    i’ve just seen it, like maps and live in zurich


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