Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Megan's Pinterest Inspired Map Project

You got a sneak peek at this Pinterest inspired map project on Megan's holiday house tour. The original pin came from Everything Fabulous. The post was about repurposing maps as art work. Somewhere along the journey of repinning, someone titled the pin as where we met, where we married, where we honeymooned. And that's when Megan found it. I'll let her tell you the rest of the story...

When I first saw the pin, I loved the idea of remembering important places in your relationship - where you met, where you married and where you honeymooned. When I showed it to Liam, he loved the map part (he loves maps, especially old ones), but he thought that cutting the maps into hearts was just too girly.



I thought that a nice compromise would be putting the maps into a simple triple frame from Homegoods. (Marriage is all about compromise, right?)




The top and the middle maps are actually cut from the same old Maryland map from my glove box. This map was literally falling apart, but I managed to get two good pieces out of it. The top picture is of St. Mary's County, MD where Liam & I met.



The middle picture is of the Frederick, MD area where we got married. Can you spot Linganore Winery? It was perfect that the winery actually made the map.



The bottom map is the very same map that we used on our honeymoon in Vermont. We stayed at Stratton Mountain, where you see the little skier icon. Liam tried his hand at snowboarding, but we found that snowshoeing suited us much better. And if you ever find yourself in Manchester, Vermont, check out The Little Rooster Cafe. It was the best breakfast we EVER had!



This was a quick and easy project at a cost of just $10 for the frame. I love all the memories contained in just three little maps!




Thanks so much to Megan for sharing her Pinterest inspired map project! I could see all sorts of variations on this same idea of using maps to remember important locations in your life. And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, this would make a sweet and sentimental gift idea!

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24 comments:

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

What a great idea! I already have a picture in my head of what I want to do!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Lovely execution of a great idea!

Marie said...

i've seen this idea on pintrest and thought it was very cute! i was considering doing something with all the states my husband and i lived, but i'd need a LOT of frames...10 states!!

Red Gate Farm said...

LOVE this idea... I'll be telling my daughter about this for sure!

~Chris

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I love this idea, will definitely have to give it a try! :)

Songbird Cabin said...

This is a wonderful idea! I love the hearts, but I guess I have to admit they are "girly".
This is definitely one for my project file.

homeingreece said...

I love this idea! I live in Greece now, but I grew up just a few minutes from Frederick - such a great town. Great antique shops, too! I love the maps but it wouldn't work for us - we met, married, AND honeymooned in the same place LOL (a tiny Greek island).

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a great compromise! though i am with you and i think the hearts are pretty sweet! you are newlyweds though-t takes years to brainwash the husband into submission. ;)

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome project! I looooove maps, and I also love a good compromise :)

Meg said...

What a lovely idea! And you can tailor it for anyone...so perfect!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a lovely idea and your take of the idea is terrific!

Thank you for sharing your lovely project at Potpourri Friday!

Tricia said...

This is such a neat idea!

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Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

adorable!

restorenation said...

Those framed maps not only look cool, they really give the viewer something interesting to look at! It's not just art, but it holds a lot of information and history if they're older. And what a great use of frames! Vintage frames would be cool too.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I LOVE these. I have a thing for maps and especially maps of our area. Thank you SO much for all your inspiring ideas!

Sarahx

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I feel so out of the loop. I didn't even know you were hosting a linky party. :o( I'm so sorry I haven't made it yet but I will get there soon! I love this map project...actually I have not seen it before so it's new to me. Great inspiration...Happy weekend!

Marriage from Scratch said...

OK I SO want to do this! My hubby will love this idea..i know it!

I would love it if you come by and link this up at From Scratch Friday @ Marriage from Scratch!

~Christina
www.marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com

gail said...

I love Megan's map project! I'm such a sentimental sap! very sweet!
gail

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love this idea ... so personalized! Thanks for sharing them at my party!

april@gingerbread said...

I love maps, and this is such a wonderfully sweet idea! I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2012/02/sweet-saturday-link-party-v25.html

The Sweet Lime said...

LOVE THIS! I saw it on Pinterest too and am planning on making one for my husband for our anniversary this year.

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I pinned this map artwork on Pinterest too :-) This compromise version is great - and best of all, it's a handmade piece of artwork that you'll always treasure :-)

Artsy VaVa said...

What a wonderful keepsake!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

You made our Top 3 projects in the Map/compass themed contest! Come and check it out at: http://www.firefliesandjellybeans.com/2012/02/mapcompass-theme-project-contest-top-3.html