Making a gift for the husband is always tricky. There is a fine line between sweetly sentimental and obnoxiously cheesy. And husband hates cheese. I had several ideas floating around for weeks, mostly stemming from this room I loved by Emily Henderson:
I promise this is so super simple!
Start by cutting out your maps with places that are significant to you. I used maps of Places we had lived, where we grew up, served missions, etc.
Once all of your letters are dry and excess is cut off, go back with another coat of modpodge making sure to seal the edges of the letters. You can apply as many coats as you want, just be sure to let them dry completely between coats.
And there you have it!
I love the symbolism of this project and that it subtly signifies where we both came from, who we were, and who we are now as a family. I also love that as we continue to add memories and significant places to our story, we can add pieces along the way.
Have fun creating!