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{ PINspired } for the love of maps!

today's {PINspiration}: these adorable map hearts by bombus

our bits and bobs wall is coming together! i haven't actually hung a single piece of art - but i've been collecting all sort of fun things. recently i saw these map hearts on pinterest and thought - my map loving husband would love these (well as much as a man can like heart shaped art!). but at $100 a piece ... it was time for a DIY! over the weekend while wade was traveling, i finally found time to make my own.

* 2 square frames (i found 2 black 5"x5" from Michaels for $3.00 each! a little white paint - and they are perfect) 
* 2 pieces of white cardstock
* 1 extra piece of cardstock for stencil (i used the picture that came in the frames)
* your maps! (i found some on

step 1: cut your piece of cardstock (for your stencil) to fit your frame. if your frame is brand new, you can use the original "picture" from them as it will already fit perfect. sketch your heart in the center - leaving space on each side so that your matting shows through the frame (i left a little over 1/2" on each side). if you don't trust your freehand, there are lots of free heart stencils just a google away - like this one here from moms break.

step 2: carefully cut out the center heart leaving the heart-shaped outside piece intact.

step 3: place your heart-shaped matting over your map. once you find the perfect framing, trace the outside square of the stencil and cut the map to size.

step 4: assemble your frame - and you're finished!

bebas - font squirrel 
learning curve - dafont 
blog bling - pugly pixel


Anonymous said...

Hey Blair!

First of all, I LOVE your blog and check it daily. Great work! I was at a winery this weekend and saw this trivet that I thought was so cute, but they were charging $25 for it. I'm not very crafty, but I know it can be done for cheaper. I was wondering if you might be interested in doing a blog post with steps on how I could make my own. I love all your DIYs, so I know it would be super cute!

Picture of the trivet: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/202/photowwd.jpg/

blair @ a case of the mundays said...

hey! thanks for following along! i've seen those adorable wine cork trivets. and definitely will take this on. however - much wine will need to be had in the future. ;)

my best friend jules said...

What a cute DIY! :) I'd love to do a map heart for each country I've visited. I think it would look kinda neat!

blair @ a case of the mundays said...

oooh best idea ever! i might have to steal.

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