Remember my visit to The Artworks a few days ago? It’s the most delicious shop, full of all manner of loveliness. I bought a couple of pieces of Cavallini & Co wrapping paper. Their vintage images really are appealing. I fell head-over-heals for the vintage ‘World Map’ the moment I saw it in their window. Don’t you just love the colors on vintage maps?
Wondering what I did with it? I made an awesome Lazy-Susan for my craft room.
Using a wood Lazy-Susan I got at Ikea for just $9.99 . It was super easy and super cheap to personalize just for me. If you’d like to make one of your very own, here’s the skinny:
- Remove hardware from the turn-table, lightly sand and wipe clean.
- Paint your favorite color. I used Martha Stewart’s, ‘Flamingo’. Her craft paints have great coverage.
- Cut out a section of the map you wish to use, I used craft scissors with a scalloped edge.
- Use Mod Podge to adhere the map to the turn-table, I did two coats.
- Once completely dry, cover with two coats of liquid gloss to protect your map.
- When dry, reattach the hardware.
I also did a little folk painting on the bottom, I call this folk art technique ‘Shooting Star’. One tool and a pencil and Bob’s your uncle.
Here’s it is in the craft room. Spinning all my ‘oh-so-necessary’ scrappy tools at hand. The colors of the vintage map, the pinks and greens and of course the beautiful aqua oceans, make me smile. I love the whole world (and my craft room too).