I’ve gotten a lot of comments about this vintage map “GO” sign and I had a chance to share this DIY post last month on Cate’s blog, Wild Ruffle, and thought I would share it here today!
The materials list for the projects is pretty easy to round up:
- vintage map
- wood (almost any kind would work, MDF, plywood, hardboard)
- Silhouette Cameo (optional)
- paint (optional)
- ink (optional)
- Trace “GO” letters onto wood and maps – I used my Silhouette Cameo for this but you could just print the letters out and then cut around them and use that as your stencil
- Cut the letters out of the wood with the jigsaw and the letters from the map out with your scissors (I used my Silhouette for the last part)
- This step is optional but I chose to paint my letters white at this point, depending what type of wood you were working with you may want to as well
- Use the decoupage to adhere the map letters to the wooden letters
- Another optional step -I chose to ink around the edges of my letters, I like the definition it gives
What I like about this project is that it is easy to choose locations on the map that are meaningful to you -places you’ve been or places you want to go.
You can also spice it up and just paint your letters like I did with this number:
Or use old sheet music like with this ampersand:
If you like the vintage map sign but don’t want to go through the effort of making them, you can always check out my shop and get custom ones made. 🙂