Vintage school charts make creative wall art whether you’re decorating kids’ homework spaces with tools for learning or filling your home with character-rich treasures. Anda, from Etsy, visits to share how she designed her own vintage-inspired school chart map of the US. Get the how-to and create your own scholarly wall hanging!
Anda: While I was pregnant with my son, “nesting” took the form of an intense addiction to shopping on my phone. Specifically, vintage shopping. I became hooked on collecting old school chart posters (Rollkarte in German) of out-of-date maps, botanical illustrations, combustion engine diagrams, snake skeleton illustrations and the like. I would spend hours lounging on the couch like a languorous walrus and buying/bidding on scenes of the water cycle or posters depicting song birds of northern Germany. By the time I gave birth and awoke from my consumerist fugue, I was the proud and broke owner of about two dozen Rollkarten.