Give the maps that guided you to favorite destinations a second life as scrapbook showstoppers. The printed papers become colorful and fitting backdrops for vacation mementos (and making them is easier than folding the map itself).
In addition to using photos, you can commemorate a trip through receipts, brochures, business cards, menus, and even food wrappers. Pressed plants, feathers, or other natural tokens are also evocative.
If you buy a new road atlas, save the old one for this project. Also keep the free maps given out at rental-car offices, hotels, and tourist destinations.
Resources: Kaji top-load album and Series H refill pages, kolo.com.
- Scissors or craft knife
- Archival glue stick
- Envelopes in various sizes (to be used as templates)
Cut the map to fit, and glue it in place along edges.
Cut a rectangle larger than the photo (ours has a 1/4-inch margin), and cut slits into the corners.
Unfold an existing envelope; trace around it on a double-sided map. Cut out, and then fold and glue it to match the original.
Cut a small rectangle (ours are 1 by 2 inches). Fold the edges to the center to create a triangle, and glue the seam side to the page.