Mark Your Travels With a World Map Pinboard

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We didn't travel far from home when I was growing up. It wasn't until college that I was bitten by the travel bug, hard. Now I want to go to all. the. places! Even our son loves to go on adventures, and would rather stay in a hotel than in his own bed. We've been keeping track of our travels on a big world map pinboard with colored flags to pinpoint each location.
I started with a large, boring bulletin board. I covered the edges of the cork with painter's tape, then I applied two coats of black paint to the frame with a small paint brush. So much better already!
This city themed fabric in my fabric collection for ages. It has a burlap texture, so it wasn't going to work for the throw pillows I had envisioned. But it was perfect for this project! I placed the fabric on top of the framed bulletin board, making a note of where I wanted the words to be located. I trimmed off the excess, leaving just enough overlap to cover the frame.
I flipped the fabric over, and sprayed the back generously with the spray adhesive. Once the fabric was in place, I pressed it down and creased the edges and corners with a fingernail. I used a rotary cutter right up against the edge of the frame to trim away the excess fabric. Be careful not to press down too hard or you'll cut straight through the cork!
I wanted to add a bit of bling to the edge of the frame, so I applied upholstery nailhead trim along the edge of the board.
To see the rest of the tutorial, and pictures of the finished project, head over to my blog at The Handyman's Daughter or click on the link below.
Suggested materials:
  • Bulletin board
  • Fabric
  • Nailhead trim
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Vineta @ The Handyman's Daughter
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