map dress out of travel paper or maps

Turn your travel maps into a paper map dress

map dress out of travel paper or maps

I spotted a paper map dress similar to this but larger on a flash sale site and I think it was around $400 or so. I don’t know about you, but I think my brain is trained (thanks to my creative mom) to say, “I can make that!” And so, I did – such a cute DIY travel map idea to create after your trip!

I went to Paper Source and bought a few wrapping paper sheets (London, Paris, San Francisco, see more here) and started to cut away. I figured it would fit nicely with my travel themed office (see video tour here). I also got to thinking – you could do this for free with your own travel maps when you return! Imagine an entire wall filled with all the places you’ve been.

map dress out of travel paper or maps

Speaking of, not sure if I had mentioned it, I’m heading to Switzerland end of April with Jackie for 10 full days. I’m so excited and we’ve kind of started planning – OK, kind of not really because we’ve both been busy but I’ve dedicated a day this month to sit down and really plan the rest of our trip out. If you’ve been, please feel free to share some recommendations!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


  • Alyssa

    This is adorable! My daughter’s nursery is travel themed, so I will definitely have to try this.

    • Diana Elizabeth

      Hi Alyssa, sounds perfect to me! My office is travel themed :) I saw your beautiful portfolio – did you go to UofA? Bear Down!


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