I found this awesome world map at National Geographic. Lovely neutral colors and a great size to go over the couch in our guest room/game room/craft room. I was looking for something big to fill in the large blank space above the couch. This 4’ by 6’ laminated map definitely fits the bill.
The edges were a little plain though. I originally thought I’d buy some trim pieces and frame it out. But I happened to be wandering through Wal-Mart’s fabric section and happened upon this:
It’s jute upholstery webbing. Priced at only $.67 per yard, I knew I had met my new frame. I just tacked it up around the map, making mitered corners at each end.
To eliminate bulk at the corners, I cut out a triangular piece of the webbing before I hot glued the mitered corners together.
I also ran the tiniest bead of hot glue between the edge of the webbing and the map to help the edges lay down nicely.
I tacked the webbing to the wall using decorative upholstery nails I had leftover from my daughter’s no sew window treatment.