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Project

Map Memory Board

Introduction

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.

Materials

  • 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
  • Fabric
  • Staple gun
  • Decorative pushpins or furniture tacks
  • Eye hooks
  • Hanging wire

Steps

  1. Step 1

    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.

  2. Step 2

    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.

Source
Martha Stewart Living Television

Reviews (11)

  • 3 Sep, 2008

    You can create a great poster by scanning in all you postcards, photos etc and create text in this great easy drag and drop system.
    You can also put it on a canvas and frame it, or use the 12x12 pages to create a great collage that can be framed or not. The 12x12 pages can also be put into a scrapbook album!! Go scrapbookers!! You can get over 30,0000 pieces of scrapgirls artwork! More info at www.celebratingmystory.com
    contact@celebratingmystory.com

  • 3 Sep, 2008

    You can create a great poster by scanning in all you postcards, photos etc and create text in this great easy drag and drop system.
    You can also put it on a canvas and frame it, or use the 12x12 pages to create a great collage that can be framed or not. The 12x12 pages can also be put into a scrapbook album!! Go scrapbookers!! You can get over 30,0000 pieces of scrapgirls artwork! More info at www.celebratingmystory.com
    contact@celebratingmystory.com

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    This an easy and educational tool for kids. My wife did a version of this with a large map in our garage. We encourage our kids to pick new vacation spots each time to somewhere different than we have already been. Oh by the way did I mention my oldest daughter last year won the Geography Bee in 7th Grade. Wonder if the map and searching for new places to go had anything to do with it? Keep having fun!

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    This an easy and educational tool for kids. My wife did a version of this with a large map in our garage. We encourage our kids to pick new vacation spots each time to somewhere different than we have already been. Oh by the way did I mention my oldest daughter last year won the Geography Bee in 7th Grade. Wonder if the map and searching for new places to go had anything to do with it? Keep having fun!

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    This an easy and educational tool for kids. My wife did a version of this with a large map in our garage. We encourage our kids to pick new vacation spots each time to somewhere different than we have already been. Oh by the way did I mention my oldest daughter last year won the Geography Bee in 7th Grade. Wonder if the map and searching for new places to go had anything to do with it? Keep having fun!

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    SisterSnow - check with a lumber yard in your area. I have a lumber yard in Dallas, Texas and we have carried Homosote for years. It is very easy to work with.

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    When I go to Home Depot and ask for Homasote they have no idea what it is. Is it a thing they only have in the Eastern U.S.?

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    This is a great idea for a child's bedroom or playroom. It serves as a memento of past trips and teaches geography skills too! Great idea!

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    I am a memeber of postcrossing.com. This will be a fabulous way of tracking where I have sent and received post cards through out the world. The post cards I've received will decorate the edges of the world map. I can hardly wait to get started!

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    I LOVE this idea! Great way to keep those memories alive! Easy to update, too, if necessary. Wish my kids were still young...I would have done one for each of their rooms.

  • 31 Jul, 2008

    what happened to the old craft style where you included resource links to purchase the items to complete these projects?
    :-(