Speaking of handmade gifts (see yesterday’s post), over the last couple of weeks I’ve been collecting ideas for presents made from second hand maps – the perfect little something for that person who has everything. Perhaps it’s the nerdy town planner in me, but what better way to celebrate a shared love of wanderlust than embroidering a map of the places you’ve been together, or illustrating a quote onto a vintage map? I particularly love the concept of making a simple wall collage of tourist maps of the places you’ve travelled and also covering notebooks in old maps.
Read on for a few ideas, most of which could be whipped up in under an hour. Now it’s time to head down to your local tourist office and stock up on maps and guides.
Make a collage out of old maps | Decorate your packages with map scraps
Illustrate a map with their favourite quote
Wrap with maps
Stitch out your journey
Pick your most memorable trips
Cover a few notebooks