Life has been a little busy here with a new baby, new house, and new church responsibilities! I have been trying to decorate the house using as little money as possible which causes a challenge! This project was inspired by Pinterest but I put my own twist to it. For this project you only need a few things:
Before you can get started you'll need maps. I decided I wanted to have one where my husband and I met, the next where we married, and the last where we live now. All the maps were free . . . you just have to hop onto that state's travel website and order travel information. They always include a map.
Once I had my maps I was ready to go. First I painted my canvas (with some leftover spray paint in my stash). While I was waiting for those to dry I cut my maps into hearts. I wanted to make sure they were all the same size so I found a template online and printed it to use for my maps.
Now that my paint was dry I positioned my hearts onto the canvas. I just eye-balled it but I think they came out pretty equal. Then I mod podged them on . . . just a thin layer on the back of the map and a thin layer over the entire canvas.
That's it! Ta Da! Now I have something nice and meaningful to hang over our bed. And since I had everything except the canvas on-hand (and I got those for 40% off) this artwork cost less than $10!