But first, I must remember my manners & thank Kelli and Kristi for inviting me. It’s truly an honor to be here with all of your fabulous readers 🙂
I’m Laura Beth from A Step in the Journey, but my friends call me LB. It’s great to meet you! Today I’m sharing a project I entitled
Oh the Places We’ll Go
(Sound vaguely familiar?)
As many of you know, the 1st anniversary gift is suppose to be paper…
In the end, however, I kept coming back to a map; III loves maps, so I knew it would be perfect.
With inspiration from My Life and Kids and Thirty Handmade Days,
I came up with this:
The buttons mark all of the places we have been together… I’d considered a world map but we’ve only been to Mexico as a twosome & so I thought most of the map would look pretty boring 🙂
Here is the breakdown!
After cutting apart a US map, I traced all of the individual states on different scraps of patterned paper.
Using ModPodge I adhered the states to the canvas. I started with the middle states (Texas & up) to try & center the map on the canvas.
Finally, I covered the final map in another layer of ModPodge, painted the wooden letters & attached them with tacky glue. The same for the buttons…