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>
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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