I’m really excited to share this latest home project and printable! It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time and I finally got around to doing it. Yay for completed projects!
This is a hand lettered quote from one of my favorite songs, “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. This duet has some great quotable lines, a cute love story, and my husband has always willingly sung the male vocals with me (which is rare), so I knew it was something I wanted for our home.
Regardless of if you know the song, this is still a great sentiment to have hanging on your wall. Home is not a place, it’s a feeling. To take the lettering a step further, I thought these words would look great on a map, and I’m going to show you exactly how to do that!
First of all, you need a map! Perhaps find one of where you live, where you’re from, or where you’ve traveled to together. Maybe use that old AAA map that’s been in your car unused for 8 years (because phones, duh). Now gather scissors, a gluestick and a frame around your home printer and you are good to go!
My map was salvaged from my local recycling center as was this old frame. That means this project was totally free!
We first need to prep our map to ensure it safely through the printer. After roughly cutting the point of interest out of my map I used my glue stick to glue it to a single sheet of printer paper, paying particular interest to the edges. After that was smoothed on (maps always have wrinkles) I trimmed the map down to the 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.
Now that our map is stiffer and the perfect size, we are ready to print. If your printer is capable of printing on cardstock (mine can do so using the rear tray, not the main tray) then it should be capable of printing on two sheets glued together. (At least that was my way of thinking when I tried this!) Do a test run on regular cardstock first, noting what side and what direction it prints in.
Make any adjustments to sizing of the lettering as well in the printer settings. When you’re happy with everything, place your map paper in the appropriate tray (in my case, map facing me, words upside down) and press print!
Doesn’t this just make you want to hit the road and have adventures with your loved ones?! Me too!
Download my hand lettered home printable below, available in two sizes (shown, 5×7 frame).