DIY: Mod podge a map to a lampshade.I really like the many suggestions for recycling old maps and atlases. You could even concentrate your shade on specific locations that someone likes to personalize the shade for them.
A new take on pressed flowers. Spanish artist Ignacio Canales Aracil collects flowers and presses them into large molds, allowing them to dry for one month. No glue or other adhesives, just a light varnish as a final step to protect from moisture.