Vintage Map Letter and Ferris Bueller Printable Quote

Today is the Movie Monday Challenge and our assignment was to make a project based upon any movie associated with school. The inspiration for my decoupaged vintage map letter and framed quote was the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. {Affiliate link} I love this classic 80’s movie not only because I am from Chicago but I too have enjoyed many of Ferris’ favorite activities.

decoupaged vintage map letter B

I asked my Facebook readers what comes to mind when they think of Ferris Bueller and there were so many great answers but most said the car scene when they drove through the glass windows. The parade scene when Ferris jumps on the parade float and sings Twist and Shout. The crazy Principal and quirky secretary were another favorite and let’s not forget his sister always trying to catch him cutting school. My personal favorite it Abe Froman the Sausage King of Chicago.

I am currently working on another challenge project that requiBres me to update one room with the budget of $100 so getting creative with inexpensive artwork is really helping me save some money. For this project, the vintage map letter “B” is for Bryant and not Bueller and it will be hanging in our Glamper.

supplies needed for vintage map letter

Supplies Needed for a Vintage Map Letter

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mod podge and vintage map letter B

Steps to Make a Vintage Map Letter

  1. Place your wooden letter on top of the map and trace with a pencil
  2. Use your scissors to cut letter outline
  3. Use a foam brush to paint on a layer of Mod Podge onto your wooden letter
  4. Place your letter cut out onto the wooden letter and smooth out wrinkles with your fingers
  5. Brush on another coat of mod podge to completely seal and cover the map
  6. Let dry for 2 hours

Ferris Bueller Quote and Vintage Map letter

As an added bonus I am sharing this free printable quote from Ferris Bueller and it is the last line of the movie too.  Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. 

Below is a round up of what my friends did for their back to school movie challenge. You can check out my projects from the the Star Wars Challenge, Wonder Woman Challenge and the Jaws Challenge.

Chicago vintage map letter B

Decoupaged Vintage Map Letter

On the last Monday of each month, a group of bloggers participate in a #MovieMondayChallenge, hosted by C’mon Get Crafty! We decide on a topic, genre, or specific movie to use for inspiration and everyone gets free reign to create something wonderful!

Now let’s see what everyone else was inspired to create for this month’s #MovieMondayChallenge!! If you’d like to join our Facebook group, you can request an invite here.



  1. Megan says:

    I love this movie, no question. As a fellow Chicago native, do you ever take personal snark in noticing geographical errors? lol

  2. Erlene says:

    I love old maps and have been wanting to create something with them for ages. Fun way to use a Chicago map and get it into your room decor.

  3. Kathleen says:

    What great ideas! It sure is a classic movie, and living in the Chicago suburbs I have an affinity for it, too. I’m quite partial to both maps and letters so these are decor items that I would definitely use as well. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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