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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1940 World Atlas String of Pennants

When I thrifted this vintage 1940s world atlas, I knew it was destined for a craft project. I would never advocate ripping up an old book just for crafting, but most of the pages were already loose and stained. Alas, my 25 cent thrift find became some cute bunting, perfect for adorning my office.  

To make the pennants, I simply made a template out of cardstock, traced around the template on some of the more interesting entries, and cut around the tracing. The paper was very brittle from age and exposure, so I decided to back it with some colorful paper. I used Mod Podge to glue and seal the pennants. This not only adds a nice texture, but it also protects the old paper from further damage. After the Mod Podge dried, I punched holes in the corners of the pennants, then strung some jute twine through the holes.  

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