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DIY Faux Vintage Pull Down Map by JessicaNDesigns

By October 16, 2012June 19th, 201510 Comments
Hi! I’m Jessica, owner + designer of jessicaNdesigns.  When I’m not loving every minute of being an indie business owner, you can find me bloggingabout my life and my love of handmade + diy.  I am thrilled to be here sharing one of my favorite, and most popular DIY projects with you today! 

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I have a total crush on vintage pull down maps! I can remember being in grade school & sitting there pulling them down and letting them fly shut. I can still remember the sound + smell they made! I would love to own an authentic one, but they are so expensive! So I opted for a cheaper alternative! Make my own faux version! 

I started with these super cute & cheap prints from On Paper, an incredibly cute store I found on a recent trip to Columbus.  They were $5 each & I got a few different ones! LOVE! You can also purchase them on their website!
I glued the edges of the paper to dowel rods I cut to size. 
I used a tab from the back of an old photo frame I don’t use to create the faux pull down look. Simply screw it in the center of the dowel rod!
I put nails in each side of the dowel rod & twisted wire around them to hang the map. 

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This project was easy & really created a great look!  I’m still holding out for the day I find an authentic vintage pull down map for a steal…but until then, this one creates the look I wanted!  
 

Thank you so much for having me Julie!

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**Don’t forget!, Jessica is offering one lucky JAA reader $30 credit to her shop of hand-stamped goodies! You can enter over here!**

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