This is a project that I have been wanting to do ever since I graduated. I’ve been fortunate to travel a lot, and it was fun going through old memories and pushing pins into my new map :) I can’t wait to fill my board up with exciting travel adventures!
How I did it:
First I got a 24×36″ frame from Walmart online at $33 including shipping. If you live in the USA, it’s almost half that cost! I also ordered a laminated Map from National Geographic USA for $12 including shipping, got two packs of Cork from Rona for $24, Spray glue from Rona for $6, and some Krylon Gold Spray for $4. I was extremely pleased and excited with the results.
First I lightly used spray adhesive on the backing of the frame, attached the cork board, cut the edges to size, and let it dry. Then, by spraying close to the cork (an inch or two away), I was able to get enough glue to stick the map onto the cork. I used a ruler to smooth out any bubbles.
After putting the dried board with the cork and map back into the frame, I then sprayed some pins I found by my moms sewing machine in Gold. This was a small detail that I think really made my map look extremely classy.