For those of us who love to travel, each new city or country has a way of changing us slightly, providing a new lens that alters the way we see the world. I find that's even more true when you have lived in different places. You're gaining new perspective while still cherishing the memories of homes past. This DIY map heart shadowbox is a visual reminder of where we've been and where we'd like to go again.Some people used this latest Pinterest Challenge to tackle truly daunting and inspiring projects. For me, this DIY was simple, yet overdue. My dear friend Alisa moved from Boston to Chicago recently, and I have been trying to think up the perfect housewarming-slash-"I miss you" gift for months. As a travel bug, I knew she would appreciate the map aspect, and having just moved into a new place, she probably needed some wall decor. Really, once I picked the project and purchased the materials, the rest came together in mere minutes. Here's what the finished product before framing (pesky glass and its glare):
I hope you love it, Alisa! And I hope others are inspired to create their own favorite places art.
Map Heart Shadowbox:
• Road Atlas: $11
• 8"x8" shadowbox: $19
• Straight pins: $6
Total: $36 (If you don't have these things lying around, which, many might!)
Did you DIY anything for the Pinterest Challenge? Share in the comments!
Images: Inspiration photo from tckyboo.com via Pinterest. Other photos: Tara Bellucci.