Introduction: Recycled Map Ornament
Instead of throwing away maps that you have accumulated, turn them into this crafty ornament! This map ornament can be a souvenir of a trip or it can represent places that are important in your family history. You can give this as a gift or use it as decoration in your home. Not all ornaments are for the holidays, so you can display this year-round!
- Maps (cut in circles)
- Clear glass or plastic ornament
- Paint brush
- Small glass or cup (optional)
- Pencil (optional)
Step 1: Gathering Supplies
Gather all of the supplies needed
Step 2: First Layer of Mod-Podge and Map Pieces
First remove the metal hanging piece at the top. Then, apply a thick coat of Mod-Podge on the ornament. Then overlap the pieces of map on to the area with Mod-Podge. (I cut out circular shaped pieces out of various maps but you can cut these in any shape.)
Step 3: Second Layer of Mod-Podge
After you have covered the ornament in layers of Mod-Podge and map pieces add another coat of Mod-Podge to seal it all in.
Step 4: Drying
Set the ornament out to fully dry. I put a pencil into the opening of the ornament and set the pencil in a jar. You can also set the ornament upside down to prevent from getting Mod-Podge on your work surface.
Step 5: Last Layer of Mod-Podge
After all of the ornament is dry, add one final layer of Mod-Podge to give it some shine.
Step 6: Hanging Piece
After everything is dry insert the hanging piece back in the top and you are finished.
Step 7: Finished!
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