It’s that time of the year again; another fantastic summer is slowly drawing to a close.

I know. It’s terrible. We all want to go back! Lying on the beach in Spain, surfing the waves in Malibu, drinking cocktails in Ibiza, and strolling through the streets of sunny Paris, hiking up mountains or hooking up with an Italian summer love in Rome. It’s incredible what happens in people’s lives during these three months of summer.

So many places to go, so many memories to keep. But how can we hang on to summer a little while longer?

For me, travelling is much more interesting if I have a cool way to collect all of my memories afterwards. As a photographer I have a collection of beautiful travel images and often I gather little postcards or artwork of the places I’ve been. I wanted to find an original way to integrate them in my apartment and in my daily life.

So I started to surf on the internet, looking for some inspiration on how to make it happen. Well, I found this amazing DIY WORLD CORKBOARD MAP. I love doing things myself, mostly because it’s the perfect way to free your mind and be creative, also because it’s cheap! And what would be more appropriate than a world map to pin all my photos and cards on?

So, I decided to accept the DIY challenge and made a world map out of cork. I’m not going to deny it. It’s a lot of work. And yes, I may have cut my fingers a few times. But don’t worry, no serious injuries. It was a lot of fun and the result looks great. What do you think?

Corkboard wold map

I really wanted to share this. Because if you love to travel like I do, you really want to hang on to those memories and this is a beautiful way to do so.

You can find the DIY world map instructions on different sites. This is the one I used: DIY World map by TheSorryGirls

Try it out yourself and feel free to show me some photos of the outcome. Or maybe you found another way to reminisce over your vacation memories?


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