On a recent trip to the Goodwill Outlet, Brittany and I purchased a collection of out date atlases. While they may not useful for a road trip, we knew they were perfect for a craft! We set to work creating accordion folds to make some pinwheels.
We also made a banner in a new pattern--the swallowtail flag. Since this is the test kitchen, we experimented with using a pointed and straight edged top. In the end, we favored the clean lines of the straight edge.
We took a picture of multiple banners within our "craft portfolio." You can see the map banner on the third strand from the top. Of course, clients can select a whatever combination of shape and paper that fits their event theme. The swallowtail is my new fave!
Here's a close up:
Here are some other adorable ways to use maps at an event:
Cut hearts out of maps: where you met, where you married (or honeymooned!), and where you live. This idea could be easily modified: vacations with dates, birthplaces, where you've lived, etc.
Embroider a map with the route you took on a vacation (great for road tripping honeymooners!)
Or create a map garland!
We were excited to experiment with our atlases and love how the map crafts turned out!