Push Pin Travel Map

September 18, 2017

Growing up, travel was always a big part of my life, and now that I'm married it's also a common passion that my husband and I share.  We celebrated our second wedding anniversary back in October of last year (yep, I'm about a year late in finally publishing this) and my present to him was a push pin travel map.  I scoured the internet for weeks and finally settled on this 30x40 inch canvas world map by Paper Ramma on Etsy.  The personalization was super easy and it turned out exactly how I wanted it.  I bought white, silver and gray push pins (with a 1/8" diameter head and 5/16" long) so that we can mark the places we've visited separately and together as a family.  Paper Ramma sells coordinated push pins but I found them cheaper on Amazon.  The pins are a little difficult to push through (which is why I haven't finished adding all of them), but I guess that's a good thing because none of them fell out during our move to Hawaii.  We now have it in our living room/playroom area and I love how it's a nice little "educational" piece for Jack and a happy reminder for us.


file cabinet | acrylic console table | travel map | large basket (IKEA and no longer available, but this one is turquoise ombre and it's so cute!) | shag rug | lamp (similar)

8 comments:

  1. Oh I love that! How fun and a great way to remember all the cool places you've been. Plus it looks super cute :)

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    1. Thanks Kait! You and Dane have been so many fun places y'all need to get one too!

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  2. I have been trying to decide if I just want to use a map on the wall with molding or something like this...thanks for the idea! We are finally building our forever house at the beach!

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  3. I love this! Going right to Etsy to check it out!

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  4. I did something similar for our first anniversary "paper" gift. I put a foam board behind it and it hasn't been too hard to get the pins in and they still stay! I added some thin boards I stained to give it a framed look. So fun to see the pins grow!

    - Amanda @ life on linton

    http://www.lifeonlinton.com/diy-destination-travel-map/

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    1. I just checked out your post and it looks amazing! Doesn't look homemade at all. Such a great idea!

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  5. Cool idea, Katie. I'm so doing this!!

    -- Elizabeth G.

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