Create Your Own DIY Travel Map Pinboard
How To Create Your Own Pinboard Travel Map
For the longest time I’ve been obsessed with the idea of capturing my travels with more than just photographs. I decided to make my own DIY travel pinboard map after being inspired by other variations on Pinterest, which in total only cost me around £50 including the frame. I spent ages trying to find the right style of travel map I wanted to fit with the rest of our decorations, and something that would stand the test of time. After some researching and lots of figuring out the best way to put these things together, I’m really happy with the result and can’t wait to add more pins to the map of our travels as time goes on. Keep on reading below to see how I created the inboard travel map, and how you can make one of your own!
I decided to settle on an antique style political map, in A1 size so you could really see the titles of each country and allow for space to add in map pins. It’s up to you what size of map you would go for, but the smaller the map the harder it will be to read the place names!
To start you will need:
– A1 3-5mm foam board/foamex
– An A1 print of a map of your choosing
– Spray mount
– A1 Frame
– 3mm map pins of various colours
Putting It All Together
After debating whether I would mount the print onto foam board or cork, I quickly realised it was very difficult to get a specific size of cork board, and indeed one that would be thin enough to fit in a frame, but thick enough to hold the 3mm map pins. Instead I opted for an A1 piece of foamex, which is slightly more durable than foam board, but either would work.