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

Ashley ~ 3 Little Greenwoods
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Super cute idea! Pinning!

Jamie | anderson + grant
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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!

Laura
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Laura

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

Jessica
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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.

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

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

Lisa/Syncopated Mama
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This is such a neat idea! Pinning!

Aliza B
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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!

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

Chloe
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Chloe

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

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