This is another wanderlust creation. My love of travel can be found all around my home. This is a super easy project and a great way to keep track of different beaches that you visit.
All you need is a mason jar (the taller the better), clear labels, and sand from the beaches that you visit.
I started with sand from the town where I live. If you don’t live by the beach, just start with your first trip. You may want to start with your honeymoon or another special trip. I printed the location and the date on labels using Microsoft Word and just cut the labels to size. As I visit another beach, I add another layer of sand. I love comparing the color of the sand from different places. I keep this jar on my mantle and enjoy watching it fill up.
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.
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.