I’ve come to love maps. Not only do they provide direction in a time of need, but for me, they give me future travel dreams. I love just looking at maps and realizing all the possible travel places I have yet to see.
My recent pinning adventure on Pinterest is where I found this GREAT idea. I’ve wanted a globe for our office for awhile but realized that this project would not only give our office that last (well almost last – see last picture below) piece of wall art that it needed.
On a recent trip to Barnes and Noble (one of mine and Andy’s favorite date spots), I found a map on sale for $8 and I knew that my map/canvas project would be one step closer to becoming reality. That same day, I made a trip to Michaels where I knew they were having a huge sale on canvases. I bought 2 multi-packs for $24 and used all of the canvases except 4. So overall, this piece of art was less than $30!!
First step was to lay the canvases on the map and figure out placement.
Then I took an exacto knife and a large piece of cardboard and cut out all of the map to fit each piece. This probably took the longest time. Next, because the map had a beige tint to it, I bought some almond colored spray paint for $2 (oops, forgot to add that to the budget above) and took the canvases outside to spray down the sides.