(Closed) Best way to DIY these?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

could you get a book of maps at a bookstore and use those pages (which might be sturdier)?

Post # 4
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

You could glue them onto cardstock, then cut out your design.

Post # 5
1190 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You could probably use the maps and then back it onto cardstock?

Post # 6
284 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would definately use an actual map, online image won’t have the same paper texture, and may get pixelized.  You could also try e-bay or used book stores for maps that have the look you are going for.  I also love the idea of using pieces of the map that are important to you.  For example, the man/woman one could maps where you are each from, or the hearts could be where he proposed, or a special trip you went on.  I love your idea, very cute!

Post # 7
46597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would definitely go get real maps. As you say CAA members can get free maps.

I would glue them onto cardstock or even foamcore for a bit of dimension.

Post # 8
1077 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Do you have a map that you actually used on a special trip together?

Post # 9
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would find someone with a Cricut that has SCaL who can cut out any graphic based font. You can get those man/woman picture fonts free online. Then glue the map to card stock. Put the glued card stock into the Cricut and cut it out.

Post # 10
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t have anything different to add to the pp’s ideas, but I do LOVE this crafty project! I love maps of all kinds and I’ve never thought to use them this way. 🙂

Post # 14
1091 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

@bakerella: Excited to see how these turn out, I’ve been seeing them on pinterest (not that I’m addicted or anything) and they look so cute!

Post # 16
1046 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

So cute, can’t wait to see how they turn out!

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