What can you do with an old tourist map? Just convert it in an amazing gift bag and surprise your friends and family.

I will show you how to make a gift bag in a while. You can also reuse old maps to wrap the gifts, and contribute to the planet.

SAFETY ADVICE: This instructable uses sharp tools. Be careful about it. If you are not sure how to use, don't continue. For kids, it is MANDATORY adult supervision and help.

Spanish version

?Que puedes hacer con un mapa turistico viejo? Conviertelo en una bolsa de regalo y sorprende a tus amigos y familiares.

Te ensenyo como construir una bolsa de regalo en un instante. Tambien puedes reutilizar los mapas viejos para envolver los regalos, y asi contribuir con el planeta.

CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD: Este instructable utiliza herramientas cortantes. Ten cuidado con ellas. Si no estas seguro de como se usan, por favor, no continues. Para ninnos, es OBLIGATORIA la supervision y ayuda de adultos.

Step 1: Tools and materials / Herramientas y materiales

You will need:

1 - An old tourist map (those that are folded).
2 - A rule.
3 - A pencil or marker.
4 - A scissors and a cutter.
5 - Glue for paper.
6 - A cutting mat.

The tourist map must be folded at least in six parts. The size of the bag will be 2 parts per 1.



1 - Un mapa turistico (esos que vienen doblados)
2 - Una regla.
3 - Un lapiz o rotulador.
4 - Tijeras y cutter.
5 - Pegamento para papel.
6 - Superficie para cortar.

El mapa debe tener seis partes como minimo. El tamanno de la bolsa sera de 2 partes por 1.
Very clear instructable! one question, is this Spanish? I can read it easily, but I am not sure if it's Spanish or Italian or something else.... please answer on that. -gamer
<p>Si, es espa&ntilde;ol ;-)</p>
Yes, it's Spanish! I think it will be a great idea if Instructables becomes multi-lingual some day...
Doesn't Google make a translation tool? I'm not sure.
yes. yes, they do.
It's not the best though, it's not good at all if you ask me... -gamer
<p>Agreed. I know a preacher who used google translate to interpret a sermon into Russian. He ended up with the sentence, &quot;And you have noone at home to eat&quot; instead of &quot;nothing&quot;. Ten years later, his congregation still laughs about it.</p>
Me parece recordar, hace un par de a&ntilde;os, que instructables tenia la posibilidad de subir instructables en diferentes idiomas. Hasta me parece que hab&iacute;an cosas como &quot;concursos&quot; para traducir instructables a otros idiomas.<br /> O eso, o mi cabeza me falla m&aacute;s de lo que esperaba (o era en otra p&aacute;gina :P)<br /> <br /> -------------------------------------<br /> <br /> I think I remember some years ago Instructables had the possibility to upload instructables in different languages.&nbsp;
Es la primera noticia que tengo. Si se pod&iacute;a, nadie m&aacute;s me lo ha comentado y parece haber desaparecido del todo. Gracias por el apunte.<br />
Nice! there's a few other bi-lingual Instructables.
It would be pretty sweet.... only if.... oh, we just need to make some great Instructables in languages other than English, and one day, it will happen! Also, I'm trilingual (in order of oldest to most recent): Spanish, French, and English, pretty good base to Roman languages, Spanish and French... anyways... Would be great to read Instructables in other languages!
<p>Gracias ! great idea!</p>
<p>I've used old blueprints for these. Reinforce the handles since the blueprints can be thinner than the map paper.</p><p>Cute idea for an engineer's gift.</p>
<p>Very nice. I was searching something like that. Thanks!</p>
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Maintenance tourist service personnel personal dignity measure <br> <br> According to the Chinese traveling network (www.askchinatour.com) introduced:Must defend the tourist service personnel's personal dignity, besides their self-respect, the self-respect, strives for diligently, national, the Tourist business and the community must take the action as soon as possible.    consummates the legislation, protects worker's personal dignity right omni-directionally. Our country constitution clearly stipulates &ldquo;citizen's personal dignity to free from aggression&rdquo;, but the present constitution did not have the judicature in our country, sues the channel to be impeded, the violation of the constitution responsibility is unclear. In the processing personal dignity right infringement case's judicial practice, department law and so on civil law, labor law, work law of contract, rights and interests of women protection method display the one-sided definition personal dignity power, the feasibility not strong, the punishment dynamics insufficiency, the measure of indemnity low status the obvious flaw. The perfect personal dignity protection legislates very important.
The tourist service personnel personal dignity suffers injury main performance<br><br><br>According to the Chinese traveling network (www.askchinatour.com) introduced:The tourist service personnel personal dignity suffers injury main performance   1. tourist service personnel frequent bitter experience employment discrimination. At present, the Tourist business abuses the employing labor right to independence the phenomenon to be quite common, &ldquo;appearance discrimination&rdquo;, &ldquo;height discrimination&rdquo;, &ldquo;sexual discrimination&rdquo;, &ldquo;age discrimination&rdquo;, &ldquo;household register discrimination&rdquo; and so on employment discrimination forms in tourism widespread existence. This is to the worker personality equal power infringement;   2. some enterprises sell the tourist service personnel's personal dignity as the commodity. For instance, some restaurants promote &ldquo;the human body feast&rdquo;, some leisure office, KTV, the restaurant implement &ldquo;the kneeling service&rdquo;. No matter provides this kind of service tourist service personnel whether voluntarily, whether to feel the humiliation, this is to their personal dignity trampling;
I used to work for an aviation company, and used to use the old Jeppessen chart maps frequently to wrap gifts, which always caused a lot of comments. Your idea is a very good one too.
I still do this now. My outdoor &amp; mountaineering friends love it!
Now that's an idea, I'm sure my partner has some outdated aviation maps...
:D<br>yey<br>gracias por subir al espa&ntilde;ol<br>:3
great idea..........<br />
Te quedo muy bueno.<br /> Que copado poder comentar en espa&ntilde;ol.<br /> Saludos<br />
&nbsp;If you were planning a surprise trip for your family or something you could put the plane tickets or whatever in that and give it to them :)
wow me encantaaaa : ) excelente idea para cualquier ocasi&oacute;n, saludos!<br />
Thanks for the instructions, my bag worked out really well.
mae primer instructable k veo en español dms bueno grax por la idea
Great idea, i will try it !!
its simple, cheap, original and actually looks better than loads of conventional wrapping papers. reusing things we would consider trash, limiting the wastes is important too. at least for me :)
Ya know, I might use this some time out of copies of newspaper clippings printed in sepia :D...thanks for the inspiration :D I faved it ;)
Good idea! it'd be great if you could find a way to make it more resistant, to use it maybe as a reusable grocery/shopping bag.
Very nice! I might make one of these Great job

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