Map Matted Picture

Map Matted Photo

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This idea was found on Pinterest via Martha Stewart: Destination Wedding Ideas. Ours isn't a wedding photo, its a recent outdoor family pic. We selected a map of the local area where we live and is depicted in the background of the photo. We won't live in this state long-term, so its a fun memento of our time here. 

Instead of cutting the map to create an actually matte, I simply taped the photo onto the map. Saves me the headache of measuring, remeasuring, stressing about the cutting, you get the idea. I intentionally placed the photo off-center because I liked the destinations on the top corners and sides. Its our "neck of the woods" so to speak. And it breaks up the monotony of the centered pictures already all over our walls.

I rather like how this project came out and think it would be a fun idea to repeat with different locations as we live our lives out. 

And it sounds soooooooooooooooooooo cheap to say, ...but its cheaper than a souvenir! lol The frame was a 75cent garage sale find, the map free, and the photo (this time) was free from a promotional offer. 


  1. This would be a great idea for vacation destinations too! Thank you for coming by and sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party.

    Fluster Buster

  2. What a great way to customize a photo! Perfect gift idea too!


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