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DIY Pinned World Map (VIDEO)

February 27, 2015
Happy Friday!!! I am especially excited for this particular Friday because a) I am taking off with the boyfriend for our 7 year anniversary to Victoria thanks to the incredible people at Harbour Air and Grand Pacific Hotel (follow along on all the fun in our old town on Instagram and on Snapchat–>@tovogueorbust) and b) I’m able to finally share this tutorial to track your travels around the world with I See Noise Prints! Click through to watch the video and read the post!
Thanks to Bustle, you can read the step-by-step over on their website right now, but if you’re a lazy type like me, just hit play below and find out how you can get this amazing decor talking piece up in your home! Seriously, with a quick trip to Michael’s and a few minutes of craftiness, this I See Noise print has easily become my favourite thing on my mantle and something everyone comments on when they pass through my door. Such a pretty and specialized-to-you way of documenting your travels for the modern adventurer!
Though the step-by-step is all laid out for you over on Bustle and in the video above, you can get a quick sense of just how easy this DIY is by scrolling down – even a major crafting failure such as myself can master this!
All you’ll really need to grab is the I See Noise print, adhesive spray, white foam core and some decorative pins from your local craft store, most everything else you should already have. Then get cracking on the tutorial (spoiler alert: it’s honestly maybe 3 steps)!
These Memorieslab polaroids below have been such an incredible reminder of my journeys and such a special way to remember the trip of a lifetime when I went to Europe last year – I keep 2-3 of them up near the print on my mantle in rotation and am currently brainstorming another way of showcasing all of these beauties! Would seriously recommend Memorieslab to anyone looking to commemorate a great trip, experience or even just an incredible year! At any rate, they were a very handy reminder as I was piecing together my travels about where I had gone on my Europe trip.
Once you’ve got your print securely adhered to your foam core and some sort of record of your travels all lined up (jotted down on a piece of paper, culled from your Facebook albums or even just stored in your noggin), pin your travels away! This is the fun part.
See? Easy as can be. Now just make sure you stow away those pins to tack on new travels and start looking for your next adventure! I’ve got my fingers crossed for a road trip to Cali, going back to my favourite place in the world (IRELAND!!!) and hopefully Oz to see my girlfriend who’s moving away there this year!
Again, speaking of travel adventures, definitely follow along this weekend not only on my Insta, but on Snapchat as well as we make a hop, skip and a jump across the water to the land where I roamed during my university days: beautiful Vancouver Island! Have been having so much fun with Snapchat lately, it’s so exciting to share the stuff that doesn’t quite make the “Insta cut,” or even just more of my day-to-day with you guys. You can find me by searching for @tovogueorbust!
At any rate, this weekend should be a particularly special one worth documenting, too – we haven’t gone back to Victoria in years and years but it’s where all this stuff (also known as our relationship) first went doooown. Just a couple seemingly ill-suited 20-year-olds (I was interviewing bands around the city, chain-smoking it up and cutting my own cropped hair while he was a jock type who wore polo shirts and put gel in his hair) who just happened to clicked despite our apparent differences while playing soccer together for the Pink Power Rangers. Thankfully, I wasn’t quite so stupid and absorbed with the stuff that doesn’t matter (what bands, books and clothes he was into) that I had been even a year prior to meeting Matt to recognize that when it came down to the bones of our personalities and who we were as people, we made sense – I didn’t really fully understand why at the time, but we just did, and I’m glad I went with my gut all those years ago.
I’m not the marrying type and don’t think I ever will be, but I feel very blessed to have made such a commitment so far in my life with someone so very special, and that we still make each other laugh, keep each other on our toes and are a source of support and comfort for one another. That’s kind of what the whole point of a relationship is, right? I love the little home we’ve made and the teeny tiny family we’ve been to each other and most of all, love him! So happy 7 years to ma boi Matt, I can’t wait to see our old stomping grounds and do all the things we loved to do back when we weren’t the decrepit old wrinkled sacks of skin and bones we’ve aged into at the old age of 27! Happy Friday everyone!

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  • Reply Katie February 27, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats on seven years 🙂 That's really amazing! And I love this map project, it's so cute 🙂

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} February 27, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I absolutely love this! What a fun and pretty DIY! Congrats on 7 years!!!

  • Reply ChocolateFashionCoffee February 27, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    that looks amazing 🙂

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  • Reply Eden Mint February 28, 2015 at 1:04 am

    Congrats on 7 years, that's incredible! Love the DIY map, looks beautiful! 🙂

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