Making a Pirate Map

I want to make an authentic looking pirate map, all aged and yellowed, and with burnt edges. Does anyone know how to do this? I looked online and saw the tea/coffee staining method, but I thought there was a way to do it using vinegar. All tips and methods are appreciated. I want my son's pirate costume to be complete with a map to find his hidden treasure! Thanks!

By Stephanie from Mililani, HI

October 23, 20090 found this helpful

Brushing a good malt vinegar onto the paper and letting it dry will give a good effect but you can never quite get rid of the smell. We found tea bags to be the best and then singe the edges by holding the paper fairly close to a flame not too close or it will be more pyromaniac than pirate. Check out my poor Halloween spud he never made it off the chopping board. Happy Halloweeen

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October 28, 20090 found this helpful

I have burnt the edges of various items I have crafted by using my electric range with coils. Simply lay the edge a little at a time on a heated coil, if it catches fire simply have a wet sponge to daub it with - makes fantastic burnt edges!

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

I just threw a pirate party for my son's birthday. I asked my sister-in-law to help me with the pirate map. She used the tea bag method. I had purchased pirate hats for the kids who were coming to the party at our local Dollar Tree. The pirate left them a note where their loot bags had been. We had the kids count out loud their paces and they followed the map. It really turned out great.

The last note brought the kids back inside for their treats. :)

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

pirate map

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October 29, 20090 found this helpful

Sorry they are out of order. Don't know how to upload all at once. :)

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