Remember your travels every time you and your friends see your do-it-yourself Personal Travel Map.
If you’re a regular reader of Lovely Greens you’ll know that I’m all about stylish, simple, and green living on a budget. I also LOVE travel! While I’m away on trips I’ve now taken to collecting plants as souvenirs but I also wanted something for the house. Something that will remind me of all of my trips and inspire me to plan even more. My handmade and very personal travel map does just that.
It can be made with inexpensive or even scrap wood
Then map is etched on with a wood burning pen. Finally, you can paint in the states or countries you’ve visited and then personalize the rest with text, photos, or even string to show a roadtrip.
I originally published this project tutorial last year and you can find the full written instructions on how to make the map here.
I’ve had this map on the wall in my kitchen for the past half a year and I can tell you that it’s certainly a conversation starter. It’s also a constant reminder of the places I’ve been and the places I want to go. I’m even planning on creating a second one soon for Europe!