Push Pin Travel Map

Growing up, travel was always a big part of my life, and now that I’m married it’s also a common passion that my husband and I share.  We celebrated our second wedding anniversary back in October of last year (yep, I’m about a year late in finally publishing this) and my present to him was a push pin travel map.  I scoured the internet for weeks and finally settled on this 30×40 inch canvas world map by Paper Ramma on Etsy.  The personalization was super easy and it turned out exactly how I wanted it.  I bought white, silver and gray push pins (with a 1/8″ diameter head and 5/16″ long) so that we can mark the places we’ve visited separately and together as a family.  Paper Ramma sells coordinated push pins but I found them cheaper on Amazon.  The pins are a little difficult to push through (which is why I haven’t finished adding all of them), but I guess that’s a good thing because none of them fell out during our move to Hawaii.  We now have it in our living room/playroom area and I love how it’s a nice little “educational” piece for Jack and a happy reminder for us.

file cabinet | acrylic console table | travel map | large basket (IKEA and no longer available, but this one is turquoise ombre and it’s so cute!) | shag rug | lamp (similar)

Katie Vail
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  1. September 18, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Oh I love that! How fun and a great way to remember all the cool places you've been. Plus it looks super cute ūüôā

  2. September 19, 2017 / 12:50 am

    Thanks Kait! You and Dane have been so many fun places y'all need to get one too!

  3. September 19, 2017 / 1:32 am

    I have been trying to decide if I just want to use a map on the wall with molding or something like this…thanks for the idea! We are finally building our forever house at the beach!

  4. September 19, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    I love this! Going right to Etsy to check it out!

  5. September 19, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I did something similar for our first anniversary "paper" gift. I put a foam board behind it and it hasn't been too hard to get the pins in and they still stay! I added some thin boards I stained to give it a framed look. So fun to see the pins grow!

    – Amanda @ life on linton


  6. Anonymous
    September 22, 2017 / 3:34 am

    Cool idea, Katie. I'm so doing this!!

    — Elizabeth G.

  7. October 12, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I just checked out your post and it looks amazing! Doesn't look homemade at all. Such a great idea!

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