Tuesday, April 3, 2012

vintage map banner

I decided to go with the striped ribbon after hearing your opinions here.  This project couldn't be much easier.  I took our old or "vintage" atlas and started cutting until I found a nice size for the triangles that would make up the banner.

Then I used that triangle to trace a bunch more and cut them out with an x acto knife.  Don't mind the ribbon in the photo above.  It was a bit I had around and I was trying to get an idea before I found the new ones.

Once they were all cut out it was time to glue.

I ran a bead of hot glue along the top of each triangle and laid the ribbon down over it.  I left about an inch between the triangles.  That was that!

Up they went on the wall.

We've just got some yellow thumbtacks holding them up.  Still trying to figure out if we'll pretty that up a bit.

So cute right?


  1. I like the idea of using old maps, it gives a lot of visual interest!


  2. The banner turned out amazing!
    dee dee

  3. I love the banner! I need to try one, that is a very neat idea! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

  4. What a cool idea! I love the blend of the colors, and it looks so good on your wall.

  5. I love maps, and this banner is so cute! Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I love maps, and the banner looks really good, what a cute easy idea. We updated an old table with maps check it out http://madeinmorningside.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/side-table-revamp.html it was also really easy :-) xox

  7. This turned out SO well! I love the maps and the letter together! Thanks for sharing and have a Happy Easter!

    Take care,


  8. I love this post,It really does sound interesting! Maps are such an important part of life–whether they are made of paper or are digital–and it would interesting to learn their history and how they came to be.

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