Our Travel Nook

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Remember this {POST} when I transformed this frame into a bulletin board for my craft space?

I am now making room for BABY and clearing out my old craft space. I picked up a box of old maps at a yard sale for $2.50 and decided to use the frame to make a travel map.

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Before:

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My craft space has now been condensed into a little area in our upstairs hallway. I took a couple sheets of tack board and cut them to size for the frame.

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Cut the map to fit the tack board…

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and then mod podged the map to the tack board!

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My audience. She had to sit there talking my ear off. She always gets curious when mom has a project going. She just turned 16 and my son turned 13 a week before her. Add in baby and that equals starting over…yikes!

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I also began adding some pins with flags to pinpoint where we have traveled.

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The kids love going rock collecting on Lake Michigan. Last year they collected a couple stones that were “heart” shaped. We have a little bottle of Petoskey stones that they have collected also. Above the map frame is a shadow box filled with beach glass we collected on our many trips to Lake Michigan. I posted about it {HERE}.

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I love how it turned out!

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20 thoughts on “Our Travel Nook

  1. I've been wanting to make one of these for soooo long now. The frame is gorgeous! Maybe I'll strike it rich at a yard sale too. Thanks for sharing. I really like your “community of women” theme. I'm your newest follower and would love for you to check out my little blog too 🙂

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  2. oh my… I love this… a lot! I have been wanting to make a little something like this but I haven't had the kick in the pants to do so. Thanks for the inspiration. Fab!

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  3. Wow, what a great idea and I love your vignette that you created too.

    Sounds like you have some busy days ahead of you but what a wonderfully exciting time for you all!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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