PIXMA iP8720 printer
collection of travel photos
USA map (I chose a free downloadable version by searching Google images)
rubber cement (you can find at any major local craft store)
photo hanging hooks
Begin by printing the USA map onto a transparency film. Once printed, place onto a projector, and trace onto the wooden board with a sharpie. If you don't have a projector you can use, have a friend hold a flashlight to the back of the film while you trace.
Next, begin collecting the images you'd like to print. I chose to print mine in a collage to keep from using multiple pieces of photo paper. With the PIXMA iP8720 printer, you can print on large scale photo paper which can keep you from using multiple pieces, saving you time and money. I was able to print all of these images on two 13x19 pieces of photo paper.
Once printed, cut out each photo the shape of the state you took it in. Then, attach in place with rubber cement.
Once dry, attach the photo hanging hooks to the back of the board, and it's ready to hang on the wall!
What I love most about this project is that it really shows where you've been, what areas you have yet to explore (northeast for me) and is a wonderful reminder of all the adventures and memories I've been able to make. Cheers.