Today I’m super happy to be hosting this months challenge: Globes and Maps! I was so excited when I found out what this challenge was going to be because the boys room is nautical themed. Maps and globes really fit in well, so I couldn’t really turn this opportunity down. I had no idea what to do at first, I experimented with somehow etching a map onto a mirror but the effort seemed not worth the result, haha. So, I ended up with:
Mod Podge Books!
I bought a few books from the flea market at $2 each. The flea market is such a perfect place to find cheap materials! I also got 4 maps for $15 dollars. I aged these maps using coffee and tea.
Step 1: Mod Podge Books Cover
To start, once your maps have been aged (or not if you’re using something else), lay it flat wrong side up. Using a small brush, Mod Podge one side of the book and the binding. Press the book onto the nearest edge, and fold the map up onto the binding. Mod Podge the front of the book and wrap the rest of the map over.
Step 2: Creating the Cover
After the map is Mod Podged to the surface of the book, open the cover. Cut the edges like so:
Just cut squares out of the corners, Mod Podge the two top edges, and fold in. The repeat for the remaining long edge. Trim the cover on each side of the binding, and you have a finished book cover!
Let your book dry in this position for a few hours.
(Optional) Step 3: Mod Podge the Outside
You might feel like you’re done after adhering the cover to the book, but for additional durability, I Mod-Podged the outside too. This gives it a more book-cover like feel! I didn’t worry about brush strokes (I just used a small hand brush), but if you are you can use a sponge brush with a bit of water in it.
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Maps and Globes Linkup
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