DIY project: Fold old maps into origami globes.
Other sheets of paper, such as magazine, catalog, book, or old sheet music pages, also could be used.
For this project, 5” square pieces of maps were folded into globes, then strung on twine. If you’d prefer to leave your globes loose, you could display a bunch of them in bowls, or group them on trays and add other items to make centerpieces (great for travel-themed parties). What other uses could you find for them?
For the how-to-fold-‘em details — Robbi Lindeman’s excellent tutorial and photos — visit poppytalk’s blog.
For other map reuse ideas, check the Unconsumption map-post archive here.
(via DIY Wrapping Paper | Free People Blog)
DIY project: Weave outdated maps into baskets.
Strips of newspaper also could be used.
For additional photos and a thorough tutorial by Jane Patrick, read Woven Map Basket @Craftzine.com blog.
For other map-repurposing ideas, scroll through this series of earlier Unconsumption posts.
Now THAT’S a router bit…. (Taken with picplz.)
Have your cooking utensils on hand with this apron tutorial
This is why I need a food processor.
GoingOutChic: Nail Art: DIY Proenza Schouler -
This is another fabulous nail art tutorial from Refinery29 featuring a runway look from Proenza Schouler. It takes a little bit more time than most DIY nail arts that I’ve featured, but it’s definitely worth it. Super fun and chic.
To create the woven look of Proenza Schouler’s design,…