How do I frame this map??
This is probably the most asked question I receive about my hand-lettered maps. Below I will list out a few great options that are both easy, affordable and will make your map poster look SO good on your wall.
Here are the exact dimensions of this world and USA map.
It is important to make note of these dimensions, especially if you plan on having a custom built frame or you DIY it yourself.
The exact dimensions of this hand-lettered world and USA map are:
27-⅝” wide x 19-¾” tall
Use the Map for your next event or wedding!
These hand lettered world and USA maps make great gifts for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and so much more. I’ve even had many customers use them as alternative “guestbooks” for events – for instance, have the couples last name or a fun saying lettered onto the map and then at the event place it on a table with a sign asking guests to leave their wishes or advice with a sharpie or fine point pentel pen. How fun is that??
World and USA maps make such a special keepsake for any event or gift.
Here are the frame options I recommend for this size world or USA map:
The easiest / most affordable frame option is: CAVALLINI PAPERS & CO. HORIZONTAL VINTAGE POSTER KIT (See link below). This frame is simple, minimalistic, easy to put together and at around $14-19, it is the cheapest option! Fast to ship (with Amazon Prime) , these also make great companions to the hand-lettered map if you are sending this map to a friend or loved one who lives in a different city/state than you.
Support a local small business.
For a more custom and full frame look – bring these exact dimensions or map to your local framer. Continue supporting local by finding a woodworker in your town or find custom framing services at Michaels, Ben Franklin or other art/frame shops.
If you just want a quick frame option for now or perhaps you already have a large frame on hand. These maps will fit into standard 20” x 28” poster sized frames. You can find these frames everywhere from Target, Ikea and Amazon. Basically anywhere frames are sold. Just note that since exact map dimensions are slightly smaller, there will be some gap on the sides. It is not a perfect fit, but it is a great option for a quick frame.
Go the DIY route for your poster frame.
If you are the crafty type – there are many DIY options! Check out my Pinterest for inspiration and further instructions for a variety of DIY poster size frames for maps. You can add corkboard behind the map to turn it into your very own push pin travel map. Keep track of your travels for a visual reminder of your favorite travel memories!
Personalize your own world or USA travel map!
Still need a map of your own? Head on over to my shop www.etsy.com/shop/mianicoledesignco to select the map that fits you the best + add your own personalized wording to it.
Track your favorite travel memories.
If you need help thinking of the perfect family travel quote or wanderlust inspired wording to put on your map, be sure to read my blog post “51+ Family Travel Quotes.” I list out my top favorite sayings inspired by travel for families, couples or anyone who has a desire to explore and create long-lasting memories.
I hope this blog post was helpful for you! Comment below and let me know which frame option you’re excited about trying. Of course, if you have any questions on maps or frames for them, send me a message on ETSY or email firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to help!