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DIY Repurposed Map Roses

By: Claire Armstrong from
DIY Repurposed Map Roses
DIY Repurposed Map Roses
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From the blogger: "Recycle your old, out-of-date roadmaps into some fabulous map roses. Not only do these map roses look fantastic, but they can also be personalized. If you use maps of special places, this will give the roses an extra special, personalized, and sentimental value. The tips of the map roses are brushed with red watercolor ink to finish them off and to give that extra bit of detail that brings them all together. You can display them in a bunch or singularly. They would make lovely gift toppers."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Paper Crafting

Project or Page Size8.5 inches x 11 inches

Type of Paper UsedScrapbook Paper


Materials List

  • Old roadmaps
  • Floristry wire
  • Glue
  • Green paper
  • Red ink or watercolor paint
  • Green floristry tape

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These repurposed map roses are a thoughtful idea! If you do indeed use maps of places you've been to or maps of places that are important to you then that would sweeten the pot. The roses themselves are pretty and then the maps add sentimental value to them also! If you were giving a gift representing a certain place...say for instance a made in Kansas gift you could make one of these roses up from a Kansas road map. Thanks for this inspiration!

What a unique idea and the roses turned out completely gorgeous! Love this project.

What a clever idea! I love how the roses are made out of old maps. This is a lovely, unique way to document your travels.

This project combines two of my favorite things: repurposing old items like maps or books and creating personalized gifts for my significant other!


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