Saturday, July 17, 2010

The World

I have been meaning to complete this project for a while now - last year for Christmas, we got the idea to make my dad and step-mother a "newlywed map" (even though they're not so much newlyweds anymore) to document their travels together (they own a timeshare and are big travel buffs). Since I was ordering the supplies online, I decided to order some extras to make one for ourselves and have just finally gotten around to doing it!

The cliff notes: adhere a map to a foam board, frame it, and stick pins in the places you've traveled together!

Here is a list of the supplies that I used and the approximate cost:
  • 36"x 24" world map (executive version) from = $12.99
  • 1 box medium map tacks from = $4.79
  • 36"x 24" piece of foam board = $6.99 (with 40% off coupon at Michaels)
  • 36"x 24" frame, glass removed = $34.99 (on sale, 50% off at Michaels)
  • Spray adhesive = $3 (with 40% off coupon at Michaels)
The total cost for this project was approximately $70.00

Not too bad considering these things sell, already assembled, for over $150 in stores :o)

Unfortunately at the moment, most of our pins lie within the continental U.S. (we have only been married for 2 years ;o) - with the exception of Mexico where we went for our honeymoon, and Canada since we attended college merely 20 minutes from the border. Of course, now that we have this lovely map to show us how much of the world we still have yet to see I hope to be adding more pins very soon ;o)


Jessica said...

So cute! I love it!

Becky said...

Looks great!!! I love having ours in our home and we just added another pin to it last week.

A REAL housewife of Chicago said...

Ooooooommmmmgggg i love this idea!!!!!? Thanks for sharing. :)