Monday, April 12, 2010

How to make a "Where I've Been" Board

I found this little memo board at the dollar store last month. Yup, the dollar store. I brought it home knowing it was a good find, but I had no idea what to do with it. Remembering a goal I had as a child, to visit all 50 states, this is what I came up with.

It holds a map, so that I could put pins in the places I have been. It was really easy to make. I sanded the memo board and painted it black. I googled for maps of America and found one I liked. I re sized it to the size of the board and the printed it. I modge podged it to the board. After it dried, I put my pins in. I think my husband approves of this project because he asked if we could put pins in for him too.

I really like it. I have always wanted to be a traveler and this makes me feel like I am tracking a goal.


Amanda said...

My board wouldn't be as interesting as some. I've been to maybe 20 of the states and once out of the country. Maybe it would inspire me to make some trips.

Stopping by from SITS.

Cindy said...

Awesome Idea!! I want to do this with my daughter, or at least mark a map up!

Miss Crafty Pants said...

Love you're idea!!! Thanks for sharing.

Mary K Brennan said...

Very creative. I was hoping to start one of these for the kids. It's a great learning tool, and besides, it's fun!

Brianna! said...

I just adore your header
I think it is so bright and pretty!


Stefanie said...

what a nice idea

~Stopping by to say Welcome to SITS

Steve and Ashley said...

Wish there was a pin in the Richmond, VA area.... I could help you with that!! xoxo