Ages ago I found this awesome idea on Pinterest for Where We Are From gingerbread men styled map wall art. Unfortunately they had sold out and the site was in the UK, so I thought I might be able to make something similar myself. I decided that this would be awesome gifts for all my family for Christmas. Hence I couldn't post this until after the festivities had ended!
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I found an old map book that had been hanging out unloved under the car seat. It was really out of date so perfect for what I needed.

I tried to trace my gingerbread man cookie cutter but the shape wasn't quite right, so I ended up just drawing a shape I liked.

One man shaped and then one with a skirt for the girl.

I then found the map that coincided with where my family was from. 

Some maps had to be found on the net and printed out as some of the map areas were on the binding edge, and also I don't have many maps of Malta lying around!

I cut out the map so the word of the persons home town was near their heart. I also cut out some cardboard the same shape and stuck the map onto it to make it a little raised up.

Then the gingerbread shapes were stuck onto some nice textured art paper with some PVA glue.

Lastly it was just a matter of popping them into some nice box frames and I was done! Well after doing 3 or 4 more for the rest of the family!

Everyone seemed to like them and I think I actually should make one for me and Mr T as well. Will have to find another map book to cut up I think!

 


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juliet
01/18/2013 5:15pm

Thanks Lisa, they are great! I loved my one : ) Ju

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Lisa
01/19/2013 8:49pm

Thanks Ju - hope you've found some where to put it!

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What a creative idea! I'm pinning it so I can make them as gifts for next Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

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Lisa
01/21/2013 8:58pm

Thanks Hilda - I found it was great for couples presents but not so good for my single brothers!

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01/21/2013 8:13pm

So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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Lisa
01/21/2013 10:22pm

Thanks Mariel - linking up now!

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This is adorable! I'm totally pinning this!

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01/22/2013 6:20am

This is adorable! I haven't seen the gingerbread cutouts. I just started a brand new link party and would love for you to link this up for all my readers!

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Lisa
01/22/2013 3:46pm

Thanks - will link up now!

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01/22/2013 4:04pm

Love this idea! I have an old Atlas I can use!!

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01/23/2013 5:06am

This is SO SWEET!! Very creative!! It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!! ;)

~Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com

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01/23/2013 6:40pm

This is such a nice project! Nice job.

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01/25/2013 12:45am

What a really cute idea. I was living in different places when I had a few of my children this would be fun

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01/25/2013 5:43pm

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

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01/26/2013 2:16pm

It’s a new Linky Party to create more buzz for your blog and connect with others! If you haven’t joined Creative Crafts Thursday yet, please share your projects at www.creativecraftsthursday.blogspot.com each and every week and check out what other creative divas are up to.

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Thanks for sharing this on Eco Kids! I love it, and it was tied for most clicked. I'm featuring it today!

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Lisa
01/29/2013 9:27am

Awesome, thanks Becki!

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