"Where you've been maps" are everywhere on Pinterest, created in many different ways. Here is how I created my maps, quickly, easily and relatively inexpensively. I bought cool looking maps, one of America and one of Europe. Then I found framed cork boards that would fit the maps. To dress up the cork board frames I bought brass gold spray paint and to attach the maps to the cork boards I used spray adhesive. (This is one of the reasons that I kept pushing it off, I hate using spray adhesive.) I used the spray paint and spray adhesive outside to deal with the fumes. I used yellow pins for where I have been, blue pins for were my husband has been and green dots for where we've been together or with our kids. (a little bit of color theory, blue + yellow = green, using my art teacher skills)
The whole project took me about 2 hours to complete, but it was an interrupted by kids 2 hours. The total cost for both maps was about $50, $25 for one.
- Old Style Maps
- America - United States Executive [Poster Size and Tubed] (National Geographic: Reference Map) $13.75
- Europe - Europe Executive [Tubed] (National Geographic: Reference Map) (Reference - Continents) $10.94
- Framed Cork Boards - Quartet Cork Bulletin Board, Oak Frame, 24 x 36 Inches (85223B) $29.00
- Spray Paint - Rust-Oleum 202719 Designer Metallics Spray, Aged Brass, 11-Ounce $8.60
- Spray Adhesive - 3M General Purpose 45 Spray Adhesive, 10-1/4-Ounce $4.89