Picture of Decorative World Travel Map

Turn a standard map of the world into a showcase for your travels by plotting the places you've been.

Make a plain wall into a travel diary and source of inspiration.

Step 1: Foam Board

Picture of Foam Board
  • Layer 1 - Lay the foam board next to each other so the total size is larger than your poster
  • Layer 2 - Make a second layer but cut the board in halves and quarters so that none of the seams will lie on top of the seams on the first layer
  • Use spray adhesive to glue the two layers together
  • Use tables and books to hold the layers together while the glue dries.

Hubby and I have been talking about doing this for years. I'm picking up foam board and a map today if I can find a good one!

english tea (author)  thebeatonpath1 year ago

That's great. Post a picture when you're done. I'd love to see it

Foam board: check. Great map: harder to find. May have to purchase online. Will post once I'm done. So excited! I'm afraid my strings will get a little nuts.
dweinke1 year ago
very cool... I think I may try this. What type / brand of mp did you get?
english tea (author)  dweinke1 year ago

Thank you

This is the link to the poster i bought


Its 55" x 39"

For the non-Canadians amongst us, http://www.allposters.com/-sp/World-Map-Antique-Posters_i8306235_.htm

english tea (author)  cmalone1 year ago

Well spotted. This is the U.S link to the same poster I used.


The cropping and colouration on the one I had chosen makes it slightly better for this application, eh?

Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone whilst eating poutine, and drinking Tims, didn't win the roll up the rim :( Omg is that a Moose?!


You had me at Tims. I married a Canadian and miss that treat.

dlindstrom1 year ago

Thumbs up. I'm making this for me Father in Law to map his ham radio encounters throughout the years.

I started one like this three years ago, but only the province I live. I'm a truck driver and I put a pin in the board for every stop. It's a fun way to see where you've been you've been .
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This is a great idea. I just got back from a two month long trip through India, Nepal and Europe and this would be a great way to document it.