Create a Vacation Keepsake Shadowbox
Turn trip brochures and maps into a memory-filled piece of wall art.
This summer we took a family vacation over 6,000 miles away from home to the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. On the islands, we did road trips, hiked to waterfalls, rode horses, peeked into volcanoes, walked the most incredible white and black sand beaches. We made memories that will last a lifetime. Once home, I realized that we had accumulated a bunch of beautiful maps and brochures from our adventures. I decided instead of sticking them in a drawer or box, I could turn them into a piece of wall art that would remind us of our journeys every day.
For this craft you will need:
- assorted maps and brochures
- 9 x 9 inch shadow box
- t pins: half inch
- cardstock (optional)
- glue stick (optional)
From the maps and brochures, select the places that hold special memories for you or your family. Trace a circle onto the section of the map that you would like to add to the box and cut it out with a pair of scissors. Repeat until you have nine circles.
Tip: If the paper is thin, glue a cardstock circle of the same size to the back to prevent it from curling.
Next, arrange them on the backing of the shadow board and pin them in place.
Return the backing to the shadow box and hang it in a special place for all to see. For other fun twists on this idea, try mixing up the theme with concert tickets, special events, weddings, bridal showers, baby showers and more.