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Vacation Memory Map Wreath

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Vacation Memory Map Wreath

Have you done any traveling this summer? Hopefully, you and your loved ones have been able to create some wonderful memories. Making this vacation memory map wreath is a perfect way to commemorate a great trip.

Welcome to our monthly installment of Thrifty Style Team! This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends every month. We each makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or thrift stores.  This month we offer our fun and easy-to-make vacation memory map wreath. Click here to see all of our other Thrifty Style Team projects!

This post was inspired by my bestie, Bambi. Several years ago, I made a book page magnolia wreath. She took this project one step further and created a map wreath of Florida, our home state.

Currently, I do not have any summer travel plans. I decided to create a vacation memory map wreath from one of my most favorite vacations ever, Italy. One of my most cherished memories was visiting the town of Bari, where Honey Bee’s maternal grandfather was born. Other memories include wineries, cooking class, food, cheese, wine, historic sites and so much more!

It occurred to me while I created this post, we don’t use paper maps anymore. We rely on phone apps and Siri to safely get us where we need to go. I have fond memories of the glove compartment of my parents car being stuffed with large paper maps. Every vacation or road trip, my dad would be at the wheel of the car – while mom would have the map spread wide open trying to determine our best route.

Where can I get a paper map

If you need a map for this project, here are a few suggestions.

  • your parents glove compartment LOL
  • your own stash from past travels
  • State welcome centers typically offer free maps
  • friends and neighbors 
  • thrift stores

How to Make a Vacation Memory Map Wreath

SUPPLIES

TUTORIAL

  1. Gather the supplies for the wreath
  2. Cut the map or printouts into strips. This part will not be visible from the front. It is best to use map printouts in order to save the maps for the actual wreath.
  3. Cover the wreath form with these strips and adhere with hot glue.
  4. Create a leaf pattern that is about 3 inches tall. This does not need to be perfect. Using card stock or thick paper is best.
  5. Trace this leaf pattern onto your maps. Be sure to showcase city names or favorites places that you visited. You will need approximately 40 leaf cutouts for an 11 inch wreath.
  6. Cut each leaf.
  7. Hot glue them to the wreath form.
  8. *optional* glue a loop of ribbon to the back for hanging.

My map wreath looks so cute hanging in the guest bedroom.

 


Each time I look at it I’m reminded of this very special trip – the places I visited and the memories that we created.

Map Wreath Ideas

  • Hometown where you grew up
  • Home state
  • National Parks that you have visited
  • Bucket wish list of places you would like to travel to
  • Favorite vacation
  • Beach trip
  • Hiking trails
  • Baby’s first trip
  • Memorable life moments – birth, schools, engaged, first home
  • Mountain trip
  • Girl’s getaway

I’m looking forward to creating more wreaths!

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest Board!


 

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15 Comments

  1. Great idea!! What a cute gift too for newly married homeowners of the maps of where they took their honeymoon!

    1. Thanks so much LeAnn! And you are right, such a great idea! These wreaths are fun to make too!

      All the best,
      Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees in a Pod

  2. Another great resource for maps that I use , especially international, is AAA. As a member you can visit the offices and request a map of an area or destination.
    BTW, I much prefer the Italy wreath over the Florida wreath!!
    Bambi

  3. What a fantastic idea! I love this way to commemorate a favorite vacation and of course the blue is perfect 😉💙

  4. This could be one of my absolute favorite projects of yours (though I love them all!). Such a wonderful idea and I cannot wait to make one for my home.

  5. So cute! NOW to go somewhere to make a memory!!! Love your wreathe next to the globe!

  6. This is the cutest project ever! I love this idea to commemorate your wonderful vacation memories… I’m a bit of a sucker for anything map related, I have to try this one! xo

  7. Oh my gosh what a great idea, and I love how it turned out. Thank you so much for sharing and wonderful hopping with you!

  8. What a lovely way to remember any vacation. We just got home from a cross country trip and this is a great way to share all of our trip of a life time. Thanks for the idea.

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