I am a wanderlust. I love to travel anywhere and everywhere. I can’t get enough of it. Some people collect cars. Some people collect coins. I collect experiences. I collect stamps in my passport. I collect pins on my map. I would much rather do something than have something. For every birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc. my husband always asks what I want. My answer is always the same… I don’t want a physical present. Sure gifts are great but I’d rather have an experience. A trip (near or far), a broadway show, a day spent together doing anything really.
Anyway back to travel. We have gotten to see some pretty awesome places on this earth and a lot of my DIY inspirations are because of our travels. This project was super easy and it’s always fun to add another pin to our map.
Materials: bulletin board, acrylic paint, map, pins, card stock
I painted the bulletin board white and then sponged on a little tan to make it look a little aged since the map is a vintage style. After the paint is dry, just staple the map to the bulletin board.
I printed the title on card stock and then burned the edges to make it look a little bit aged. (I recommend doing this close to a sink just in case. The paper can burn very quickly…we don’t want any accidents.)
Now you’re ready to start adding pins to your map. The blue are domestic travels and the red are international. You can use any colors you like.
I love this idea!
You stole the idea right out of my brain! Great job and happy travels, fellow wanderlust! =)
This is such a great idea…now I need to find a really cool looking map. I love maps!! Anyways lovely blog!
Thanks all! I get giddy when I add another pin to my map. 🙂 I’ll be adding three countries in Africa this summer….can’t wait!