Hi! I’m Jessica, owner + designer of jessicaNdesigns
. When I’m not loving every minute of being an indie business owner, you can find me blogging
about my life and my love of handmade + diy. I am thrilled to be here sharing one of my favorite, and most popular DIY projects with you today!
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.
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!
Thank you so much for having me Julie!
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