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How-to: Travel Memory Board

Hello friends! Today I’m excited to share a fun idea for displaying travel memories! Because as much as I love documenting life with scrapbook layouts, some memories deserve to be on display!

Travel Memory Board 1

I had the idea to use the gorgeous and fun clothespins in the newest collection from Dear Lizzy – Saturday. They would be perfect for pinning up photos but I needed something to attach them to. I picked up an inexpensive canvas at the craft store and I was all set to create my Memory Board!

Last year we stayed for a week at the beach and it was just such a fun, relaxing time! My kids still talk about it! I wanted the board to be bright and colorful to reflect this.

Travel Memory Board 2

I started by masking off the plain white canvas into three large sections and adding yellow and aqua paint to two of them to give me a “striped” background. (By the way, my canvas is 18” x 24”.)

The next step was to take some bakers twine and start wrapping it around my canvas, to give me somewhere to add my clothespins. I fixed the ends of the twine to the back of the canvas with hot glue.

Travel Memory Board 3 

Then it was time to add the clothespins and photos! I spaced them out fairly evenly before adding my photos. I ended up adhering the clothespins to the canvas with more hot glue as I wanted some of them angled.

Some of my photos are pegged right on there and for other photos I added a mat of patterned paper from the Saturday collection for more color and interest! A couple of strips of washi tape and a chipboard ‘Just For Fun’ in the centre was just enough embellishments to keep the focus on the photos!

Travel Memory Board 4

My idea is to switch the photos out for each vacation! We’ll be heading to the beach again this month so will have a fresh batch of memories to display! Now I just need to find the perfect wall to hang it!

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Supplies: Dear Lizzy Saturday Patterned Paper – (376255) Bagels, (376261) Pizza Pie, (376249) Metro, (376256) Queens, (376271) Clothespins, (376279) Chipboard Tags, (376271) Washi Tape Book, (376267) Chipboard Phrase Stickers.