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I've been creating hand stamped jewelry and keepsakes in my shop since 2010 and love creating beautiful pieces to commemorate your special events. Be sure to visit my shop and see everything!



DIY Faux Vintage Pull Down Map + Link Party

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I have a total crush on vintage pull down maps! I can remember being in grade school & sitting there pulling them down and letting them fly shut. I can still remember the sound + smell they made! 

I would love to own an authentic one, but they are so expensive! So I opted for a cheaper alternative! Make my own faux version! 

I started with these super cute & cheap prints from On Paper, an incredibly cute store I found on a recent trip to Columbus.  They were $5 each & I got a few different ones! LOVE! You can also purchase them on their website!

I glued the edges of the paper to dowel rods I cut to size. 

I used a tab from the back of an old photo frame I don't use to create the faux pull down look. Simply screw it in the center of the dowel rod!

I put nails in each side of the dowel rod & twisted wire around them to hang the map. 
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This project was easy & really created a great look!  I'm still holding out for the day I find an authentic vintage pull down map for a steal...but until then, this one creates the look I wanted!   
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I loved how it turned out so I decided to make one for Lucy's Nursery!  Oh, and stay tuned tomorrow for a mini home tour of the rest of my living room! 
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