map paper | urban outfitters (in store)
black frame | the range
crosley | urban outfitters

I'm not certain if I can really call this a diy- it's more of a cheat (so don't tell anyone!)

I've always loved maps (not all mind you, I'm the worst navigator you'll ever meet so I consider road maps an instrument of torture.) I bought a huge world map a few months back but it turns out giant maps are tricky to frame and finding a wall to fit them on proved a bit of a challenge...

cue me looking for world map round 2, I looked online without finding the size or style I was after. I thought wrapping paper could be a good alternative so I tried paperchase and a few more stores, just as I had lost all hope I discovered this sheet of wrapping paper in urban outfitters, hurrah!!

yup, the easiest (most affordable) wall art EVER!

once framed it looks just like a regular printed map, for less than £15 (including frame) I'm pretty darn happy with it.

what do you think?

caroline x



42 comments

  1. Such a clever idea to use wrapping paper. I love map print too, but would never have thought of doing this!!

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    1. so easy - the hard part was finding it though :) xx

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  2. It's really cute. I also wanted to offer something similar to my best friend but I couldn't find anything at my taste and I ended up painting my own! It looked great and I even made a tutorial:http://bgbgyeah.blogspot.com/2014/12/make-this-your-own-world-map-wall-art.html Wrapping paper is definitively a good idea!

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    1. I love this- so cute and colourful!! :) xx

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  3. Looks amazing and maybe a DIY I can get around to doing this year will be wall art.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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    1. hope so- it's really quick to do! I'm going to do some more hanging/wall art posts so hope you enjoy them :) xx

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  4. Love this so much, I have a map up on my wall too! Your Crosley is so pretty ^.^

    Emma xo // Wallflower Wardrobe

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  5. That looks so awesome!!! Hopefully I can try it some time! It would look cool with city maps too! :)
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    1. oh it would- I hadn't though of city map! :) xx

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  6. Really good idea to buy wrapping paper! Loving your Crosley~

    LIVE.IN.LOVE

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    1. thanks so much v! hope you're well :) xx

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  7. Looks grat, I'm always a sucker for maps. Meabh
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  8. Ah absolutely love this idea - definately something I'm going to look into doing myself!
    Sophie
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    1. yipee!! thanks sophie, let me know if you do :) xx

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  9. OMG such a good idea, I'd do this if I had space on my walls!

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    1. thanks k!! loved your latest post btw! :) xx

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  10. I love it! I have a weird thing for maps too, I think they look really pretty haha x
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    1. they're beautiful I think- maybe it's because of the years I studied geography haha :) xx

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  11. I love this so much, and there are so many lovely world map prints out there!

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    1. ah so pleased -thanks you! I adore maps :) xx

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  12. I wish I had seen this before Xmas. I paid someone on Not on the Highstreet to create a personalised map for me and my bf and although it was good...I def felt like I could have done it myself. This would have been perfect xx

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    1. ah no!!! yours does sound cool though- maybe you can knock up another ;) xx

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  13. What a genius idea! Wrapping paper is so pretty too, I'm sure there are loads of possibilities!

    Abbie|Thoughtsandthunder

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    1. I've seen some other nice designs (not maps) so I think I'll do some more as they're so cheap! :) xx

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  14. Very cool! My mum always does things like this with wallpapers and such, I'm too lazy haha. Love it though! x

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    1. hahaha! well at least you can rope you're mum into making you one ;) thanks lady xx

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  15. That is such a good idea, I love it!

    Sophie x

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  16. This is amazing, I definitely need to try something like this to jazz up our flat :)

    Maria xxx

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    1. yay- hope you do!! there are quite a few cool papers out there once you start looking!! :) xx

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