Fast Fix: Kids Rooms

Fragmented Map Art Project

Give an artistic, modern twist to a vintage map by displaying it in a collection of frames.

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Materials Needed:

  • wall-size vintage map
  • level
  • pencil and notepad
  • tape measure
  • frames
  • scissors or utility knife
  • hammer
  • picture hangers
  • contractor paper
  • marker
  • painter's tape

Measure and Mark Map

Spread map out on long, flat surface. Using tape measure, measure inside dimensions of frames; combine this to determine needed width and height of map area to be framed. Mark area on map using pencil and level — a level provides a straight edge perfect for drawing continuous, long lines.

Cut Map

Using scissors or utility knife and level, cut map to size along inside of pencil marks. Place frames on map to ensure correct dimensions. Remove frames, divide map into fragments based on inner dimensions of frames. Mark map using pencil and level then cut out map sections.

Frame Map Fragments

Once all cuts are made, insert each map fragment into a frame. Tip: Be sure to clean glass before inserting map.

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