Map Decor Crafts To Make Your Home Unique

Map Decor Crafts: Fantastic ideas to Personalize Your Home

One of the easiest and most effective ways to stamp your own individuality and personality into your home is through map decor. Maps look awesome, they are easy to get hold of and by using maps of special places they can personalize and add the wow factor to an otherwise mundane object.
I keep maps from all my trips and holidays for crafting. I have a draw full of tourist maps of cities I’ve visited, out of date road maps and even piste maps from previous ski holidays. If I can’t find the map I want for a particular craft then I either look on ebay or Cavallini do an awesome range of map wrapping papers.
15 of the beast map decor crafts to personalize your home and make it unique.
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1. Ikea Map Table Hack – Pillarboxblue
This is definately a great example of where a map has vastly improved a rather boring side table. It’s an Ikea hack too and one of my most popular pins.
Upcycle a boring Ikea table with a world map and turning it into a fantastic map table.
2. Vintage globe lights – Ciburbanity
How about this for a great bit of map decor, turning an old globe into 2 pendant lights.
3. Ikea Rismon Map Lamp hack – Pillarboxblue
Don’t have an old globe, then just get a lampshade kit from Ikea and make your own map lampshade. This one is made with Cavallini London Map, wrapping paper.
Ikea lamp hack - Decoupage a map onto the inside of an Ikea Rismon lamp to turn it into something special.
4. Map Desk -Charmingimperfections
Add interest and character to an old desk with a vintage map. You can also look at it and daydream about future travels when you’re bored with work/homework.
5. Personalised Map Chairs – Pillarboxblue
You are going to want a chair to sit on at your desk. How about one with a map of your favourite place, such as this London Tube map chair.
Map Decor Crafts London tube Map Chair
6. Upcycled Map Magnetic Board – Pillarboxblue
This is a fun magnetic pinboard for your home office or a teen bedroom. There is also a tutorial for some quirky travel label magnetic pins to go with it. (This was made with a Cavallini Vintage Europe Map)
Map Decor Crafts Upcycled Map magnetic board and shrink plastic magnetic travel pins
7. Map Pillow DIY – Mesewcrazy
A great tutorial to make this gorgeous Map Pillow which would look lovely in any room.

8. Vintage Map Suitcase – Pillarboxblue
Want some funky storage for your home then transform an unloved old suitcase with maps. You can decoupage the outside and line it with some lovely world map fabric.
Map Decor Crafts - Vintage Map suitcase
9. Map Chest of Draws – Notonthehighstreet
Unfortunately this isn’t a tutorial but a chest of draws for sale. I thought it was such a stunning example of a map furniture decoupage, I just had to include it. If you follow other map decoupage tutorials you should workout how to do your own.
10. Map upcycled tins – Skimbacolifestyle
This is a really easy way to make a stylish planter/vase or pen storage.
11. Map Table Mats- Pillarboxblue
This is a great way of creating a personalised talking point by upcycling placemats / table mats with maps of your favourite cities. It really does spark conversation round the dinner table as you reminisce about your favourite city breaks. They also help create a stunning table scape.
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12. Map Wall Display – Robbrestyle
As maps are such lovely things to look at you could of course just frame them and put them on the wall. I love the way this old map is framed in a window.
13. Map Bookcase – My Creative Days
If the chest of drawers is a bit too much map you can always go for a more subtle approach and just line a bookcase with them.
14. Map Letters – Lauratrevey
Personalise initial letter decorations further by covering them with maps of the places where you were born.
15. Map Crate – Simplicityinthesouth
Create some good looking storage by decoupaging a wooden crate with maps.


So many good map decor crafts to choose from its hard to pick a favourite. I know I have some in my home already but I would love them all especially that chest of draws. If you want more ideas I have a really good Map Crafts and DIY pinterest board.

30 Responses

  1. I love maps! And I absolutely love these craft ideas that you put together – so much even that I’m featuring you at this week’s Friday Favorites party 🙂 You can check it out over here:
    Have a great day, and see you at the next party!

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  3. Claire this is such a great roundup. You know that I am a fan of map decor as well, so this is like a kid being in a candy shop. So many great ideas for inspiration.

  4. I love your map crafts! While thrifting today I was looking for a suitcase to start on a map project. No luck just yet but I will keep looking. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

  5. Love map decor! Great ideas here! Thanks for sharing and linking up with Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see your creativity each week! 🙂

  6. Oh maps are my weakness. This is a great round up of inspiration for future projects. Thanks.

  7. A great selection of Map ideas. Really who doesn’t love a map being used. I love them all but I think my favorite is the inside of the lampshade.

  8. I love maps so much, and there are so many amazing ways to use them here! I can’t decide which one I like most! 🙂 Lisa

  9. great roundup! Love map projects!

  10. They are all great ideas, but I think the insides of the lamp shade and the suitcase are my favorites! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

  11. Oh Claire, what a fun round-up! So many clever projects–thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm–pinned!

  12. I love maps!! All these projects are awesome but your project with the Ikea lampshade is my favorite!

  13. Very cool! Love the desk and the trunk!

  14. I love the lamp shade and the placemats! So creative. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

  15. What a great round up of map projects. I love how they are graphic pretty and they can hold memories as well. Great post!

    • Thank you, I can’t resist a map. I think it is because they are lovely to look at and evoke memories.

  16. Love all these various map projects. Maps are timeless and such a fun material to decorate with. Makes me want to come up with some mappy project of my own! Visiting from BOB Tribe.

    • Thank you Victoria, I just love maps. I met up with my sister in London yesterday and managed to pick up a couple of maps.

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