|this one has maps of Canada, primarily Newfoundland, where several good friends live.|
|This box has maps of cities I've lived in, or would love to visit! This one has Los Angelos County, and primarily Long Beach, where I lived before I married.|
|Map of Virginia, where I live now!|
|map of Texas, where my family now lives! It is fun to use maps that have meaning!|
I simply painted the box with Mod Podge, and then the map pieces. Then you press them together. I use a Pampered Chef scraper (the kind you use to clean your stoneware) to smooth out any air bubbles or extra glue. Then I used an Exacto knife to trim the edges. Painted on two coats of poly acrylic, on the inside and outside, and I was done! This project cost me about $3 each, since I did use 50% off coupons for each box. I really love how they turned out! Don't they look so nice and interesting on the book shelf?
|sorry, not the best picture, it was the best I could do for now.|
Makes me wish I had more magazines so I need more holders......wait, scratch that, I'm supposed to be organized, and getting rid of stuff, not collecting more....right?
Hope you all have a great week!
Parties I'm linking to:
Under $100 Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Time Travel Thursday @ Brambleberry Cottage
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
We Can Do It Cheaper @ The Virginia House
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
Maptastic Party@ The Country Chic Cottage
SNS @ Funky Junk Interiors
Boardwalk Bragfest@Bobbypins Boardwalk
Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm