Map Memory Board
Souvenirs and photos of family trips and vacations are usually put away for safekeeping or placed in an album, but creating a memory board is one way to display them prominently. Martha constructs a memory board made from a map and piece of fabric-covered fiber board. Once it's finished, Martha pins small flags at the locations she's visited, as well as an assortment of photographs, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia around the edges of the map.
- Map of the United States, Europe, or other area to which you have traveled
- Thin poster board
- Spray adhesive
- Fiber board, such as Homasote (available at hardware stores), cut 5 1/2 inches larger all around than the map
- Staple gun
- Decorative pushpins or furniture tacks
- Eye hooks
- Hanging wire
Mount the map onto the poster board, using the spray adhesive. Cover the fiber board with fabric, and attach it in place with the staple gun.
Pin the map in the center of the fabric-covered board with pushpins or furniture tacks. Attach the eye hooks and hanging wire to the reverse side of the board.