Monday, May 21, 2012

Map Pencil Holders

Here is another project using Mod Podge.  I was inspired by David at Cheltenham Road who always has fabulous projects using Mod Podge and colourful graphics.  David once used a map on a lamp and I think maps have great colours and graphics and add a personal touch.  Maps are great as mementoes for people who either live in the area or have travelled or married somewhere in the world other than home.

I created some 2" x 2" pine from my rough stock.  Two of my holders were shellacked, and one was painted white.

The first holder I cut 4 1/4" long and drilled 7 pencil holes. The map is a local one and extends all the way around the block:



The second holder is painted white and the city map is on the top, where the 7 holes are and then continues down the front of the 4 5/8" long block:




The third pencil holder is 8" long and has 15 holes in it.  The map is local and extends completely around like the first one:


So far, I've made three of these holders, but hope to sell more through my etsy shop where they can be customized to whatever place buyers choose.




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10 comments:

  1. Wow! those are terrific! I particularly like the one with the city map on the top. Very fun! I'm sure they will sell well on Etsy too - they are decorative, practical and the customization option will really appeal to people.
    David

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  2. Oh these are perfect for my vintage travel theme room I'm working on which is actually a study for my husband :) Thanks for a great idea!

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  3. Those are so cute! That's a very clever idea.

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  4. Hi Julie, these pencil holders are the cutest idea. Things with maps are very popular so you will probably sell them quickly. Thank you for the comment about my childhood home. I think many people feel the way I do about their homeplace. Hope you're having a great weekend!-------- Shannon

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  5. Julie-I like things with maps! and to customize them is a great idea.

    gail

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  6. These are great! Thanks for linking up to STL Wednesday!
    Mary

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  7. love this project. I'm into anything with maps, right now =)

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  8. This is such an adorable idea!! It turned out looking so cute!

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