I had a couple of California maps sitting around, and wanted to do something with them. I made one into a piece of wall art. I bought cork board and glued the map to that, then cut all the excess off. I used cork, so that if I decide to…I can use thumb tacks and mark places I’ve been and/or want to visit. I used a dowel to hang it, and since the state is an odd shape…I had to extend one side so that it could hang straight. Not sure what to do with that, I decided I’ll use it to hang random things off of. Why not! I also bought a frame for my scratch-off world map. So happy to be able to put that up. You scratch of places you’ve been, neat!
For the 2nd state map I had, I just did simple embroidery on it, and framed it to sit on the counter-top.
Project 2: I was going through the old textile designs I did from school, and pulled a couple out that I wanted to put up. I just sewed the fabric onto batting, backed that with lace, and again: used dowels to hang them. I hung these up in my bedroom.
And lastly, another quick project. I had made a cake, and made sure to save the frosting container. I bought some jute at the craft store and wound it around. Super quick and easy!! I will probably end up using this to put a plant in.
All of these projects were recycle/re-use projects. I love making new things out of old/discarded things; so much fun…and so much cheaper than “from new” projects.