The idea of giving a nod to the places that you've lived over the years in your home decor is a fun one. That said, no one really wants big, glaring souvenirs in their living room. Instead, consider making pillows with the help of Google Maps. I've moved a million-bajillion times at this point in my life and have lived in a ridiculous number of places. I like having remembrances of my travels in my home, but I want it to look cohesive instead of fragmented bits of the past. Instead of a shot glass collection with cities and states printed on the side, I like this creative idea instead.
Emma Jeffrey of the blog Hello Beautiful dreamed up this idea and shared it on the Spoonflower blog. The project combines Spoonflower's print-on-demand fabric services in combination with Google Maps. The idea is simple: take a screen shot within Google Maps of the area you'd like to have printed out. Adjust it to print resolution and bump up the colors a bit. Save, send and they'll print it out so you can sew it up. Not into green hills? Make it black and white if you want and go for the bold graphic look instead.