15 Cool Ways to Upcycle Old Maps

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If you travel frequently, you eventually find a pile of maps sitting in a drawer or box somewhere. They can be hard to throw away, even if they’re way outdated and worn out. Instead of getting rid of them completely, you can save their beauty and nostalgic value by upcycling the map pages into something new.

1. Envelopes
via La Petite Fabrique

Super mini envelopes from upcycled vintage maps
petitefabrique

2. Heart-shaped confetti
via Crafty Clementine

Vintage atlas confetti heart shaped pieces
CraftyClementines

3. Origami earrings
via Paper Affection

upcycled Map Paper Star Earrings - Origami Jewelry
PaperAffection

4. Lunch bag
via Salt Attic

Up-Cycled Vintage World Map Lunch Bag
SaltAttic

5. Ornaments
via Granny Panty Designs

Upcycled Atlas Ornaments - Recycled Vintage Maps
GrannyPantyDesigns

6. Stickers
via Magpie & Max

Vintage Map heart stickers
MagpieandMax

7. Wall art
via Darcy Woodcraft

Wall Mounted Wooden Swallows Upcycled Map Atlas
DarcyWoodCraft

via Hook U Up Custom Crafts

GO Upcycled Vintage Map Letters
HookUUpCustomCrafts

8. Coasters
via The Knick Knackery

upcycled vintage atlas cork based coasters
prilbot

9. Notebook covers
via Marmalime

mini notebooks made with eco paper that is recycled
Marmalime

10. Magnets
via Doodle Daisy

Map Magnet Pegs
DoodleDaisy

via Reminiscence Papers

Magnets Featuring Graphic Letters of the Alphabet on Recycled Map
ReminiscencePapers

11. Banners
via Palimpsestic

Mini Pennant Banner Flag Bunting From Vintage Maps
Palimpsestic

12. Unique labels
via A Tinch of Design

file drawer labels, magnetic, write-on - vintage map
tinchDesignStudio

13. Gift bows
via Copple Shop

Gift Bows, Vintage US Atlas
coppleshop

14. Decorative luggage tags
via Zero Names Left

Travel luggage tag, small favor destination, recycled Map Heart
0namesleft

15. Necklaces – to show where your heart is
via Bowie & Francesca

Where the Heart is Toronto Necklace
BowieandFrancesca

via e.kate designs

Local is Lovely Necklace with Vintage Maps
ekate
 

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