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Monday 2 September 2013



After a recent conversation with a dear friend of mine about how lovely old maps looked when used as gift wrap I thought to myself their must be more ways to up-cycle these beautiful maps into something else special. Following the theme of gift giving I decided to start with something incredibly simple, map gift tags. 

This DIY is seriously easy therefore I encourage even my the craft-void readers to have a pop at this one. All you need is some plain gift tags to use as a template/base, a pencil, scissors, a map of any kind, twine/string and any glue of your choice. I chose to use removable photo glue as it is ideal for this type of project as it dries clear, can be removed without damage and will not shrink or wrinkle. All of the items required for this project are readably available in craft stores or via good old eBay. If you don't have any old maps gathering dust in the attic pop to a charity shop or simply print one at home from the internet. To make these tags simply draw around the gift tag onto the back of your map of choice, carefully cut it out, create a hole in line with the template, stick on the map and once dry thread some twine and tie in a knot! I did tell you this one was an easy one, ideal to make with children or for those people that reckon they don't have the time to make things for themselves. I would recommend making a few of these at a time as they are so quick to make and easy to store ready for your next gift giving occasion. 

I think this simple DIY adds a real touch of personality to an otherwise basic gift wrap and is suitable for all occasions, ages and genders, winner! 
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