Thursday, March 3, 2011

DIY: Map Bunting

I finally got around to using the atlas I bought a few weeks ago. I made this bunting and I love it! Here's how...

Use thick paper/cardstock to make your pattern. My triangle is 6" at the top with 8 1/2" sides.

Pick a good part of your map. Make sure the back is nice too.

Trace your pattern and cut out your traingle.

I always use a metal ruler upside down when cutting because then it will be flush with the paper.

Now you should have perfect triangles.

Use bias tape for the top. All I had was single fold 1/2" so I had to attach it to the front and the back of the triangles. Next time I'll buy 1" so I can just fold it over. I used double-sided tape to secure it.

It's time to sew! I used a zig-zag stitch.

It should look like this...

I left about 3" of bias tape at each end. I sewed to the end of the paper, did not sew the 3", and put a few stitches at the very end. This way the bias tape forms a loop for hanging the bunting.


  1. This is so fun and creative! Would be cute for a going away party or destination wedding shower!

  2. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of map crafts! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!

  3. Sooooo cute! Definitely will be using this as decoration for a friends farewell party

    1. Thank you! A farewell party is a perfect way to use this bunting! :)

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    1. Hi Carla, I found a my giant atlas at a thrift store.

  5. I also need help finding maps. Can you help me?

    1. I'm not sure where to find them other than thrift stores. Maybe you could get one at a convenience store.