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Ooh, I’m excited to share this with you today. I added this fun piece to my life preserver gallery wall recently over at Made From Pinterest, and now I get to bring it home here. It’s really added to the feel of the wall and the room, and it’s so easy to make, especially since I’ve got a free Illustrator file for you to use. :)


 

Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too.

Hi!, it’s Lisa from Mabey She Made It again. I love looking at and using maps and globes. They’re so fun and a great way to add color to your decor–especially if you love aqua as much as I do. I’ve also been eyeing those super cute home decor pieces where you cut out pieces of maps where you’ve lived like this one from Not on the High Street. You can buy one of hers, or you can make your own–with a little twist!

Ever since he graduated a few years ago, my husband’s job has taken us to different locations. And one of the things I’ve loved is getting to know each new place and love it as a home–even if it was only temporary. So this idea of remembering all the places you’ve lived resonates with me, especially since the list may continue to grow.

Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too. Map Decor Supplies

  • Maps of where you’ve lived
  • Computer and printer
  • 1-3/4″ Circle paper punch
  • Adhesive
  • Frame

Instructions

  1. Find where you’ve lived on each of your maps, and punch it out. Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too.
  2. I wanted a title and the latitude and longitude of each of the places we’ve lived, so I looked them up, and created a quick layout in Adobe Illustrator. (If you want to use my .AI file you can download here).Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too.
  3. Print it out, and adhere your map circles over the template circles.Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too.
  4. Frame it, and you’re done!

So simple, and yet meaningful. I love how this quick project lets me remember all the places we’ve been and that no matter where we go, I’ll be able to create home since I’m with my family.

Oh, the places you've lived! Make a meaningful wall hanging with all the places you've lived. It's really simple, and there's a free template too.

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26 Comments on Oh The Places You’ve Lived (Map Decor)

  1. Gina
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:33 AM (3 years ago)

    Oh very cool!!! I think we could put together quite a collection – I love it!

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    • Lisa
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:04 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Gina. Have you lived lots of places?

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      • Gina
        Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:17 PM (3 years ago)

        Yes – about 9 different cities in our 19 years together & we both moved a lot before we met too. But all learning experiences & always an adventure. :) So this would be such a fun project.

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        • Lisa
          Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:25 PM (3 years ago)

          That would be awesome! You could even divide it into yours, mine, and ours. I think these get more interesting the more places you’ve lived.

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    • Lisa
      Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 3:03 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks Ashley! I appreciate it!

      Reply
  2. Jamie | anderson + grant
    Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:13 PM (3 years ago)

    So special! This is such a nice way for you to remember the places you’ve been. I’ve only lived in my hometown town and college town so my framed art would be a little sparse :) Your gallery wall is looking fab!

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    • Lisa
      Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 9:56 AM (3 years ago)

      Places you’ve traveled would also be a fun one if you haven’t moved much (which would kind of be nice, actually). :)

      Reply
  3. Laura
    Monday, April 6, 2015 at 1:08 PM (3 years ago)

    I love this! My son is in the military and they move a lot so I am sharing this with them. Love it!

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:39 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Laura! This would be awesome for a military family.

      Reply
  4. Jessica
    Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:12 AM (3 years ago)

    wow! what a fun idea. i love how you clipped out the city you lived in instead of the state. the circles are just the right size…you can always add more.

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:40 PM (3 years ago)

      That’s what I loved about it too, Jessica. It’s so easy to add another row when you’re ready!

      Reply
  5. Stephanie R
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 8:55 AM (3 years ago)

    Oh gosh this is such a great idea! I need something like this for my home.

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:46 PM (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Stephanie–I love that it can be so personal and so simple at the same time. :)

      Reply
  6. Kim
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 6:14 PM (3 years ago)

    Love this! You used one of my fav crafting tools…circle paper punch.

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:47 PM (3 years ago)

      Sometimes the simple tools are the best! I love my circle paper punches too. :)

      Reply
    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:49 PM (3 years ago)

      Thanks for pinning and commenting, Lisa!

      Reply
  7. Aliza B
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:52 PM (3 years ago)

    This would be a fun project to do! I have an old road atlas that I could use to find the places we have lived. Thanks for sharing with us!

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:56 PM (3 years ago)

      Yea! I love it when you already have the main parts of a new project. :)

      Reply
  8. Jennifer
    Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:13 PM (3 years ago)

    What a unique idea! That’s truly a special decor piece!

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    • Lisa
      Monday, April 20, 2015 at 9:57 PM (3 years ago)

      Isn’t it fun that it can be simple and so unique to each person. Thanks for leaving me a comment!

      Reply
  9. Chloe
    Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 2:06 PM (2 years ago)

    Hi! What’s the name of the font you used? It’s pretty cute, I’d like to use too :)

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    • Lisa
      Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 9:04 AM (2 years ago)

      Hi Chloe, the font name is “sail”

      Reply

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