My kids have a love affair with European cities. Piper Jane is team Paris and Burke lo-oves London. So a map covered monogram with a twist- London Tube maps- is the perfect addition to the Smooches’ shared room (see my plans for that space here).
A sweet friend who is living in London sent me a whole pile of Tube maps (thanks Erin!) so I could create this map covered monogram for Burke.
Doesn’t it make you want to find a monogram and cover it with maps from somewhere special to your family?
To create a map covered monogram, you’ll need– a cardboard monogram (I got mine at JoAnn’s), a map (or a few maps- I used four London Tube maps), paint, tape and glue.
Paint the front of the monogram white (or a color that’ll match with the edges of your map). If you’re adding stripes (or a contrasting color) to the edges, paint it on.
To add stripes, put tape on the white and then add colored paint.
Trace your monogram onto the backside of your map(s).
Cut out your maps to match your monogram and glue in place.
Give your London-lover his Tube-map-covered monogram (spoiler alert- he loves it).
ps- I have been dragging my feet about working on house projects, just feeling burnt out and unmotivated. But finishing this first project for the kids’ room has lit a fire under me- I lay in bed at night thinking of ways to make their reading nook magical, or ways to make a “P” that’s similarly perfect for Piper Jane as this “B” is for Burke. Does that ever happen to you? You’re dragging your feet about something and then, once you start, it’s kind of fun after all?