5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

Old maps are really works of art when used in different settings Photo: Svpply.com

As part of a series called 5 Easy Pieces, we’ll be gathering our favorite upcycled, re-purposed, vintage, and handmade stuff from around the web for you to buy or make yourself. So stay tuned for quick lists of 5 must-haves and get ready to wish you had thought of that.

Vintage Upcycled Map Suitcase

5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

Fit for a world traveler. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/ThePinyonNut

A retro suitcase has been upcycled with a map of the world. This piece of luggage ($23) is perfect for globetrotters. Start packing at Etsy.com/shop/ThePinyonNut.

Compass and Map Necklace

5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

A customized piece of jewelry includes a map and compass to find your way. Photo: Krrb.com/SoraDesigns

Add a personal map to an antique brass compass for one-of-a-kind jewelry ($24.50). Visit Krrb.com/SoraDesigns for customized jewelry.

Wooden Jewelery Box

5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

A trinket box to hold treasures from all over the world. Photo: Etsy.com/shop/Meiorigami

Reminisce world travels by storing your tiny keepsakes in a map-covered wooden box. Get a jewelry box ($19) of your own at Etsy.com/shop/Meiorigami.

Custom Map Belt Buckle

5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

Fasten this around your equator. Photo: Uncommongoods.com

Represent your hometown or favorite landmark with a handmade map belt buckle ($185). Visit Uncommongoods.com for a customized belt accessory.

Vintage Puzzle Piece State Pin

5 Easy Pieces — The Maps Retooled Edition

Wear your location on your sleeve with a brightly colored pin. Photo: Krrb.com/WhimsyHouse

A vintage Milton Bradley map puzzle takes new life as whimsical pins. Show off your Midwestern roots with a glossy badge ($10) at Krrb.com/WhimsyHouse.

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  • Amber Roberts

    That’s amazing blog.Really this is the wonderful creation for Old map. Thanks for sharing with us. 

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