US or other country map
Not every photo has to be put in a scrapbook or a photo album. In fact, when I can display pictures in a most unique way, I love that; what about you? I like an arrangement where photos are transferred to throw pillows or where pictures are displayed in a bottle of olive oil. Those unusual ways of showing off photographs, to me, are the best. And I’ll share a project with you that combines the love of your country, with the love of maps, with the love of photos. A map vacation or other collage will look stunning on a wall in your home.
A map collage can actually have any theme that you want. The map is used to show the places that you have visited and the photos are ones that you’ve chosen from that particular trip. Show off pictures of lighthouses, beaches, the kids, yourself, meals, tourist spots, and more, depending on the look that you want for the collage.
Most of us mark our photos or instantly recognize where the pictures were taken. With that in mind, select a single photo from a state that you’ve visited and use it to represent your time there. For example, if you went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, select a picture that you took while there, and cut it into the shape of South Carolina. Glue the picture over the state and work on the rest of the map. Over time, many pictures will replace the usual state outlines, and more of your beloved travel photos will be on display.
The best way to cut your photos to represent the states is to first lay out a map of the entire country. Trace each state with a pencil and then cut out the image. Use it as a pattern to cut the actual photo. Copy the original photo so that you don’t ruin it. Cut and then glue it over the actual state outline.
A nice arrangement is done when you present things from your life in the states where they took place. An example is to put up a photo of your wedding and glue it to the state that it took place in. Glue pictures of your kids in the states where they were born, too. Other things that can be represented include your honeymoon, vacations, famous landmarks, the states that relatives live in, or even spots beside roads with colorful flowers. The map vacation or other photo collage will become your absolute favorite way to show off your pictures!