DIY Map Magnets with Podgeable Shapes by Mod Podge


Map Magnets with Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes and TidyMom

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If you haven’t notice, decorating with maps is big trend in home decor right now.  It’s a fun way to document places you’ve visited or dream about visiting someday.  To make your home feel adventurous and romantic.

Mod Podge Products and Project

A  few weeks ago I was sent a big box filled with a plethora of Mod Podge products by Plaid to play with!  Some were old favorites, and some were brand spanking new products.  Seriously!  I was in crafters heaven!

Mod Podge Podgeable Shapes

After digging thru the gold mine,  I was itching to play with the Podgeable acrylic shapes and thought they would be perfect for an idea I had with a map!  

Podgeable Shapes Map Project Supplies

 Supplies for Map Magnets:

  • Podgeable Acrylic Shapes; Basics, flat and charm – 18 for $5.99
  • Mod Podge (I used Antique Matte for an older look)
  • sponge brush (not pictured)
  • scissors or exacto knife
  • state map (you can pick these up at the gas station for $5)
  • Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (optional)
  • small magnets (not pictured)


using mod podge podgeable shapes

To create these Map Magnets:

1) Start by choosing the Podgeable Shapes you’d like to use

2)  Find the part of the map you’d like for your magnet.

3)  Trace  the shape of the Podgeable on the map and cut it out (I simply traced and cut using my exacto knife)

4)  Using a sponge brush, apply a light coat of Mod Podge on the right side of your map piece

5)  Adhere map under Podgeable Shape.

now you can stop right here, but I went one step further because I wanted them to have a raised glass look to them.

6)  To add interest and dimension, add Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to the top of your shape. Let dry over night.

Making Magnets with Modpodge

7) Give the back side of your Podgeable Shapes a few coats of Mod Podge

8) Use a little Mod Podge or super glue to attach magnet to the back of shape

and you’re done!

So easy!

The possibilities are endless with this!  I printed a family picture to fit under one of the shapes and used sections of the map from where we live, visit and have family and friends.  These would make great Christmas gifts for friends and family.

Map Magnets at TidyMom

You can find these fun products at your local Michaels store.

Have you ever crafted with Mod Podge? What’s your favorite Mod Podge Product? 

You can find out more about Mod Podge and the new Mod Podge line from Plaid:

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 Disclaimer:  I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts and Blueprint Social. The opinions and my love of Mod Podge are my own.

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Hubba hubba… love that photo of you and your husband:-) Cute magnets!

  2. Those are so cute, Cheryl! I love that picture of you and Steve, too!!!

    We just framed a map for kiddo’s bathroom and I love it!

  3. I love this decorating with maps idea and you are right, there are so many applications for it. Your framed picture with map magnets is really sweet. My grand- daughter’s 3rd grade class made Father’s Day cards using cut-out sections of maps with the inside quote reading *Thanks for leading me in the right direction.* Cute!

  4. I love the idea of a magnet maps with the photo 🙂 very nice project

  5. Cheryl – I love this project! It’s like scrapbooking made practical!

  6. I want to make these! I love to document our trips and memorable moments using interesting ways that can always be seen around the house.

  7. these are SO cool Cheryl! I LOVE crafting- this is a great idea- thank you 🙂

  8. What a fabulous idea! I think you’ve just pulled out my crafty side! 🙂

  9. I love this craft idea and I love what you did with the picture frame.

  10. Love this project! Have you linked it up with me yet at Wow Us Wednesday?

  11. I have never used Modge Podge but I always see so much buzz about it. Love the idea of using the maps for crafts 🙂

  12. Love the maps – and yes to the cute pic of you and your husband!! I’m hearing something about never used Mod Podge in the comments?? We have to remedy the situation!

  13. Im having some SERIOUS Mod Podge envy…

  14. What a fun idea and not too hard to pull off!

  15. I love MP and I love your idea with the maps too! Pinning! I’ve used MP since 1974 and it never disappoints!

  16. This is so cute! I havent heard of this trend but it sounds really fun! I would love to try it!!! 🙂

  17. Super cute, Cheryl and so fun! We have started to make our chalkboards. I think this would be a fun project to go with that!

  18. These are great, now I have one more thing to add to my list of things I need to make. Thanks for sharing this!

  19. Very cool! I noticed that Modge Podge was back….haven’t used it since the 80’s I think! The magnets came out great!

  20. They look professional. Nice inexpensive project.

  21. Cute! I want to do this with all the places I’ve been.

  22. i have seen these shapes all over lately! your magnets are so darling. i’d love for you to come link this post or anything else you want up to my weekend link party have a great weekend!
    {love} lauryn

  23. These are such a good idea! Flair for your Fridge!

  24. my in-laws LOVE maps so this would be a perfect little gift for them!

  25. This is a fantastic project! The little magnets are so cute! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  26. These turned out so cute! They look really awesome! I think I need some!

  27. I love this idea, I am pulling out some of my old maps tomorrow and going to do this with my boys

  28. I love this idea to document the places you’ve been.

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  30. Love Mod Podge. What a fun and creative story! Thanks for sharing!

  31. I have to admit that I just recently discovered Mod Podge. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! This is a great idea! I picked up an old atlas from a flea market for around a dollar the other day. Perfect project for the maps! Thank you for sharing.


  32. I have to sadly admit that I have never used Mod Podge either. I see it all the time in the stores and on crafty sites like this one, just have never used it myself. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head, they seem to never actually get put into action. I love this idea though, so many things you could do with maps it seems. WOOT WOOT Shout out to this creative site!!

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  37. Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a
    superb article… but what can I say… I put things off a lot and never seem to get nearly anything done.

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