Want a super easy no sew banner project to bust out while you are watching something mindless on your dvr or listening to your favorite Christmas album?
Like crazy easy.
With supplies you might just have on hand.
Old or new maps (AAA is good for more than towing cars.  Put your membership to good use and get a few maps from your favorite places)
Chipboard/ die cut letters (I used glitter chipboard ones leftover from a different project from Michaels.  Obviously I was short a letter.  Thankfully I have a craft supply hoarding friend who hooked me up with the missing O.)
Twine/ string/ yarn/ ribbon
Scissors or a rotary cutter
That's it.
Cut out your flags.
These are 8x5 inches

Fold down one inch, fold over twine, staple.

 Glue on your letters.

Hang and celebrate.
The end.

My favorite Christmas song from one of my favorite Christmas albums.


  1. Oooo love this!! I just shared it with a friend who is decorating her office with maps!

  2. I am paper crafting with maps today too! Small world! (Sorry- couldn't help myself!) I love this idea for a garland- it woul have been perfect for my husband's 40th birthday had I known about it. Instead I used maps to cover dixie cups filled with popcorn. Ild road atlases are handy for this sort of project. I chose locations of places where my husband has camped over the years to fit the camping theme.

    Today I'm making the paper balls from whataboutorange.blogspot out of maps to give as Christmas gifts to a group of friends we gift a camping trip to a different state park every year.

    Don't you just love a good craft that uses stuff you already have on hand?!?!

  3. This room is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this project! It is awesome!

  4. Wow! Love your dining room so cheerful and festive! You got a really nice blog going on...

  5. Such a fun idea! Perfect for our international living room!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. I love it!
    I am weary, so I could relate! (LOL)
    I also noticed your letters spelling "PEACE" covered with the world map on your super fun shelf, too!
    I reeeaaaaaallly like that - you probably made that since you are in the Advanced Craft Class!
    You go, Glenn Coco!

  7. You home is such a happy, rainbowy dining room. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! : )

  8. hey remember when i didn't go back far enough?