one. thread your needle with a color of your choice. make sure to tie a thick knot so it doesn't slide through the paper. two. slowly puncture the paper map and make sure not to space your stitches to closely together. before stitching you may also want to use a pencil to light draw a path to follow otherwise feel free to create your stitched line organically like i did. three. i choose to put a heart around georgia and have my paths around the world steam from that. why? because georgia is where i'm from and i wanted to show all the places i could travel to from there. you can stitch a heart as your starting place where you heart lies. four. after your done stitching tie a knot gently or simple tape the end of the thread to the back of the map. then start to fold your map so it resembles a map you would unfold as you travel to your wanderlust destinations. five. unfold map and lightly sand folded seams for a vintage feel. six. tape your map to the matting in your frame or shadow box.
and voila. a beautiful framed map of your wildest dream destinations.
xo, pistol daisie