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« on: January 23, 2009 12:59:11 PM »

Inspired by the Holiday Handmade Crusade, I made some ornaments out of old maps.







I used this great tutorial from Folding Trees.  They're very easy, but a bit time consuming... especially the part where you're waiting for the glue to dry.

I've made 3 so far.  The bigger 2 are made from 4 inch squares and the little one is made from 2 inch squares.

I absolutely love these and I'm thinking that next year I might decorate my tree entirely with recycled map ornaments!  If you know of any similar patterns, I'd love a link. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 01:10:26 PM »

These are awesome!  I'm off to check out that link...  this is a perfect project for using up the "pretty paper" I just seem to accumulate!
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 01:39:01 PM »

They look so intricate, no matter how easy you say it is  Wink

I love that you used maps. Very cute.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 01:54:05 PM »

love it!
i just made one of these for a friends birthday at the begininng of the month out of pages from a physics class we had together, but i dropped. i used paper that i cut to be 6 inches square, so it was sort of big, and i used a glustick to put it all together.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009 01:57:43 PM »

Those are lovely and a great way to use some of that variety pack of off-cut origami paper I bought, as well as the odd cuts of gift wrap, etc I have been saving.  Thanks for sharing the link.

I would also be tempted to highlight the centres with a bead or something - it just screams "stick a bead in me" to me!
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009 03:51:25 PM »

thank you! this is so cool, i love how your's is made out of a map!
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009 04:59:14 PM »

They are beautiful! And they could be used to decorate year round, not just Christmas.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2009 08:40:24 PM »

Aw... thanks! Grin I'm glad you all like them.

Onyxnox: I like your bead idea! They would look pretty with a little sparkle.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009 09:32:05 PM »

Wow!!  Awesome!!

Using maps is a great idea... I think I might try this out with maps of all the places we go to each year.  What a great way to remember the travels of each year!
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009 11:47:35 PM »

Those look great.
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