Friday, May 31, 2013

Chipboard craft....Disney style!

I'm gearing up for a big long road trip out to California.  We will be making fun stops along the way and back...with a big magical stop at Disneyland.  I am sooo excited.  I have been to Disney World many times, but this is my first trip to Disneyland...the original.  So if you have any first timer tips or a "must see" attraction,  leave it for me in the comments. :-)
Since I am in the Disney mood, I want to share a fun and inexpensive project you can make using left over park maps.
This is a large chipboard monogram. It is perfect to have sitting on a book shelf or with your other vacation souvenirs.
You will need:
 A large chipboard shape or letter (at Hobby Lobby a 10 inch chipboard is $4, plus your 40% coupon...great deal).  Park maps...a couple from each park, Mod Podge, a brayer, paint, and an Exacto knife.
What to do:
Tear pieces from the maps that are significant to you....favorite ride, show, snack cart, etc. Leave a little room around each piece for over lap.  Cover your chipboard with Mod Podge, then lay the pieces of map down...over lapping slightly.  Roll over everything with the brayer to get wrinkles and bubbles out.  Let dry, then cut any excess that is hanging off the edges with your exacto.  Paint the edge with whatever color paint you like.  After the paint dries, apply Mod Podge over the entire letter...I used a couple of coats, letting it dry in between. 

You can do this same project with just one map if you prefer.  Just lay it over the entire chip board and follow the same steps.  Just make sure to position your favorite parts around any holes on the chipboard shape you will be cutting that part out. This project will also work great with brochures and street maps too.

Thanks for dropping by and Have a magical day! 


  1. I hope you love Disneyland! Make sure you get the park hopper for California Adventure! They've got great roller coasters, Cars Land, and a Bug's Life too. And if you can, watch the World of Color in CA adventure, it is AMAZING!!!

  2. BTW, what a fabulous project!!

  3. What a cute idea! Have an amazing time ~ want to hear all about it when you get home :)