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A great way to use maps of special places you've lived or traveled!
I made this from a Paris map as my niece and her husband had traveled there and fell in love with the city. It was a great birthday present!

I used 8 inch high letters so I could use many of the map details.
This project cost about $15, I did have to buy the map as I couldn't find a cheaper one, it was $5. The letters were about $2.50 each, the other things I had on hand.

Posted by ellen.price 75 from Columbia, Missouri, United States • Published See ellen.price 75's 7 projects »
  • How to make a letter. Map Covered Love Letters - Step 1
    Step 1

    Trace around each letter with a pencil on the map. Try to include as many of the details of the map as possible, like the Eiffel tower you see on the L.

  • Step 2

    Cut out the traced letter.

  • Step 3

    Lay the cut out map on the letter. Make sure it fits well, trim if needed.

  • Step 4

    Mod Podge the map to the letter. Make sure there are no bubbles under the map.

  • Step 5

    Cover the sides of the letter with strips cut from the map, overlapping the map onto the back. Mod Podge the strips on...tucking any extra onto the back of the letter.

  • Step 6

    Coat the finished project with Mod Podge several times, allowing it to dry between coats.

  • Step 7

    To make the back look more professional, I traced the letters onto brown craft paper, cut them out and Mod Podged the Kraft paper onto the back. This is certainly an optional step, but makes the project look more professional.

  • How to make a letter. Map Covered Love Letters - Step 8
    Step 8

    Enjoy the finished product!

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