My dad was in international sales when I was growing up. He has been to many, many cool places all over the world. I wanted to make him a map that he would be able to “pin” the places he has been. I saw one in a catalog that was over $200….course…I thought…I think I will make him one instead. This map would be fabulous for a family room or study…you can plot all the places you’ve been….or maybe places you are wishing to go visit ;) Here is how I made it…

I ordered the map online at All Posters. I chose this “old” tone instead of a colored map.
An extra large piece of foam board and an empty frame came from Hobby Lobby. I lined up the map on the corner of the foam board. Holding map in place lift up the edges and spray down the end of the map to be in line with both edges of the foam board.
 This spray adhesive worked great. Once the edges were lined up and glued I sprayed and placed the map…smoothing out the map as you go….


A rolling pin and a credit card will help get the air bubbles out. Press hard…put some elbow grease in it girlfriend…
 I had to trim mine to fit into the back of the frame….if you have to also just use a sharp razor knife.
Staple into the frame and your done!

I bought some map pins too :)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Hello, I was wondering how big the frame is that you purchased? I bought a map measuring 50 x 32 and I’m not sure what size frame I should buy, or if they sell any that will work, however yours appears to be almost the same size.

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