Take a globe, cut a hole at the bottom and a smaller one up top (with a Dremel tool). You can then get the wiring at IKEA and just run it through the top

DIY Inspiration Lighting From Up-cycled Globes. I have seen this before in half globes. kind of like the fuller globe look

Places you've visited

Frame maps in embroidery hoops for interesting vintage cottage style home or office wall decor; Or display places you've lived in, traveled to, where your ancestors came from, whatever you interests.

London Underground string map

A London Underground map out of wool or string would be fun but could do tube or subway map of any city!String Map by Dan Coffey


Map pendants for world/travel themed room. DIY in embroidery hoops. Good idea for small mobile!

Gorgeous framed map, and blue vases/bowls

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Because of the variety of lines and colors on maps, even the most random assortment of them looks fantastic. (Martha Stewart Living, August Something to do with all the maps we pick up on our travels.

Totally Rad USA Map Bookshelf If I had this I would place all my books that are based on a real place onto the state the book is set in.


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inlaid map ceiling

home office with distressed faux finished walls and custom canvas map on tray ceiling. We had Primal Colors make the map and our local wall paper guys installed it. I'd love doing this in our office!

Slatted wood map art. This looks like it could be a really interesting piece in the home. http://www.designsponge.com/2012/02/diy-project-slatted-wood-map-art.html

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