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Travel Inspiration: Ten Gorgeous DIY Projects!

Whenever I’m at home from travelling, I often catch myself daydreaming about when I will be able to embark on my next adventure… Whether it’s looking up flights to random destinations around the world, to reading up on my old travel blog posts, I find that my wanderlust keeps growing more and more each day!

For this post, I’ve gathered up some of the most unique and gorgeous travel inspired DIYs that I could find thanks to Pinterest! ❤

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1. Custom Gallery Wall

  • I’ve always been a fan of gallery walls in general, but this DIY idea brings it to a whole new level of awesome! Such a perfect way to transform a blank wall by featuring your favourite travel photos in beautifully arranged picture frames !
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Photo via. Apartment Therapy

2. Light-Up Travel Wall Map

  • When I saw this DIY from Hazel & Ruby, I knew I had to include it in this post! I think this is such an awesome way to showcase a large world map on the wall, and the only materials you need are modge podge and a string of lights!
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Photo via. Hazel & Ruby

3. Passport Case

  • This artsy DIY passport case idea is something that I am definitely going to try out before I head off to Asia in the Spring of 2017! Over the past 3.5+ years of travelling off & on, I still have yet to own a passport case… and that is going to change very soon!
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Photo via. Pie N’ the Sky

4. Map Magnets

  • For this DIY, all you need are some mini picture frames, a small map (which you can easily print off), and a couple of coin-sized magnets to glue onto the backs! A simple & cute decoration idea for  your refrigerator or your school locker!
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Photo via. Surviving a Teacher’s Salary

5. Tile Coasters

  • If you happen to have a few spare tiles lying around, this is the perfect DIY for you! Start by printing off some of your favourite travel shots from your instagram or photo album, and then use modge podge to create your very own set of travel-inspired drink coasters to display on your coffee table!
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Photo via. Elle

6. Shadow Box

  • Whenever I travel, I often bring home tons of small mementos from my adventures (such as museum ticket stubs, my flight’s boarding pass, and other small souvenirs). By displaying these items in your very own DIY shadow box, it definitely beats keeping all of them in a dusty old drawer for no one to ever see!
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Photo via. Design Aglow

7. Postcard Travel Journal

  • One of my ‘travel traditions’ is that whenever I go to a new city- I purchase a postcard! After 26 countries I’ve now lost count of how many postcards I currently have… so I thought this would be a super cool idea to repurpose some of my favourite ones to create a totally unique travel journal! Thanks so much to A Beautiful Mess for this awesome idea. ❤
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Photo via. A Beautiful Mess

8. Travel Planner & Scrapbook 

  • I loved DIY Projects’ idea of creating a travel planner using scrapbooking supplies! This DIY offers you a creative way to plan out exactly what you want to see & do prior to your trip! (Also, it’s a good idea for a project to put together AFTER your trip- where you can then customize it to include all of your own pictures & memories inside!)
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Photo via. DIY Projects

9. Travel Fund Jar

  • This DIY is super easy & inexpensive, and it comes with an added bonus: it will give you even more motivation to save money! All you need for this 5 minute project is a glass jar, a colour photo to put inside (optional), a customized label, and you’re all set to start saving for your next adventure. 😉
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Photo via. Etsy

10. Luggage Tags

  • Make your suitcase stand out! These super awesome DIY luggage tags will make it much easier to spot your plain-coloured bag when it comes by on the luggage carousel!
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Photo via. Best Friends for Frosting

Let me know in the comments which of these awesome travel inspired DIY projects you’d like to try out! I hope this list will inspire you to do more travelling and exploring in 2017!

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Thank you so much for reading, and Happy New Years! ❤

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45 comments on “Travel Inspiration: Ten Gorgeous DIY Projects!

  1. That custom gallery walls is awesome idea for decorate my room. 🙂

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  2. Soy way into modge podge and the coaster thing is going to happen, what a great idea. I love stuff like this, I did modge podge on canvas with some travel pics and we also do painting together of our favorite photos so love the wall hanging those are great

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  3. kallsypage

    Such a cute way to display and design items from your trips or for your upcoming trips! I have done a few of these but would love to try to make those adorable coasters or the light up travel map.

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  4. I have always wanted to find a way to remember my travels. I have been trying to find something with my husband for years whether it be finding a rock from each place or buying a magnet (or making a magnet). Im overflowing with ideas now (and much better ideas than I had before)! I especially love the light up map and the mini picture frames. This is a great collection of ideas, thank you so much!

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  5. rhiydwi

    Can I just have all of these for my room please?! I think the coasters are my favourite – a subtle and classy way to fill your home with travel for sure! Going to pin this for later, as I’m on a one month hiatus from travel and my feet are well and truly getting itchy, so maybe investing my time in some of these projects will keep my browser from wandering over to Skyscanner. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Thanks so much for your comment!! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the post 🙂 I also just checked out your travel blog and followed you back. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your content! ❤

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  6. OMG I love that travel wall map. This is definitely going on my to do list!

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  7. I am so not a DIY person, but some of this is so tempting to try! I really like the Shadow Boxes. That would be a way to get all those bits and pieces I’ve kept out of the box they’re kept in.

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  8. The light up map is my favorite.

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  9. I love all those, they’re so beautiful and artistic! They all caught my eye in some way and that’s saying a lot for me, while I love decorations and art, it’s hard for me to find things that catch my eye like these did.

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  10. Such cute ideas! I love the gallery wall best, and the shadow boxes.

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  11. Gorgeous indeed! Love the artistic pieces!

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  12. Zee M.

    I love the light up wall paper and the travel jar. In fact I am intending to get started right away with the jar.

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  13. DIYs are my favorite. I’m thinking of adding a section to my blog. 🙂

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  14. I just loved the “map magnets” idea and I believe everyone should make one of this travel fund jars. You have an amazing collection here, thank you 🙂 I hit the follow also

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  15. All the projects are gorgeous! My favorite has to be the custom wall gallery though!

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  16. I’m not much of a DIY type of guy but some of these look cool and not so difficult. I like the light up map. If I ever have a fixed place to live again I’ll have to try some of these!

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  17. These are so fun! What a great way to beat the home-bird blues while you’re waiting for your next trip.I really love the shadow boxes and framed prints – I’ll definitely be making use of them once I’m home!

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  18. These are beautiful and such wonderful ideas!

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  19. Wow! these are some really cool DIY. I would love to try these for my room. Specially the light up travel map.

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  20. Jenni Petrey

    These are all gorgeous ideas. I may have to give some of them a try!

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  21. I love all of those ideas ! Im already using a few of them but the shadow box seems great

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  22. Such cute ideas!

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  23. Awesome post! You have some great ideas! Very creative

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  24. I LOVE this post! I’m 100% going to try out some of these ideas next time I’m home. I’m part way through a travel scrapbook and I love it. Helps fill my time and gives me time to reflect back on my adventures.

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  25. Kari Jonard

    Very cool! I love map art.

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  26. inspiredwanderess

    Oh wow. I love that passport case. And the postcard diary. Such an amazing idea. I already buy postcards like a crazy person so I’ll certainly keep these in mind on my travels.
    Thanks so much for making this awesome list.

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  27. Elizabeth O.

    These are all amazing! I love the ideas and they’re perfect for people who love to travel or those who are planning to see more of the world! These will definitely inspire you to travel more.

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  28. I love those shadow boxes! I have tons of bits and pieces of things from my travels, and this is a brilliant idea for displaying them. Also, that lighted map…talk about glowing with wanderlust! What a fun list of DIY projects related to travel. Thank you for sharing these ideas!

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  29. some great ideas here – i love having my travels on my walls at home!

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  30. Hi Jackie,

    #10 is awesome sauce.

    I just read a post about making your luggage stand out. I’ve spent more than enough time watching our generic black luggage flow around carousels in airports all over the world to know our tiny red bows – tied on – could be improved dramatically, with something like #10. Great stress buster too because we all know the feeling of seeing what may or may not be your luggage flowing by on a football field length conveyor belt, knowing you have to wait a week for it to return to you again LOL!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ryan

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  31. Wow thank you for those ideas!! I love them!! I enjoy DIY a lot and what’s better than combining it with the other great passion: Traveling?! The idea with the Postcard Book is really nice.. I have to go everywhere again in order to buy a postcard there 😀 we tried the travel jar (that kind where you double the amount each week) .. but we stopped somewhere half way as it became a little too much ^^

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  32. Wow this motivates me more to travel! My most favorite is the light-up travel wall map. I wish I can do that in our bedroom. Thanks for sharing!

    Mhaan | http://www.mommyrockininstyle.com

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  33. That gallery wall at the top is too adorable, just got an idea just by looking at it — thank you!

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  34. These are all definitely inspiring! I love all the ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  35. These DIYs are absolutely stun-me-beautiful. ❤ I loved the fact that they are so easy to make. Being an aspiring wanderer, I am gonna try my hands on these soon. 🙂

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  36. Oindrila Sengupta

    These DIYs are absolutely stun-me-beautiful.❤ I loved the fact that they are so easy to make. Being an aspiring wanderer, I am gonna try my hands on these soon.🙂

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  37. These DIYs are absolutely stun-me-beautiful.❤ I loved the fact that they are so easy to make. Being an aspiring wanderer, I am gonna try my hands on these soon.🙂

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  38. Very cute crafts! I used to make scrapbooks but the minimalist in me doesn’t let me do it anymore. Now I like to make online creations to look at online without accumulating more stuff.

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  39. I love everything in your compilation… these DIY travel inspired stuff are good activities to do if ever we are feeling blue or having post-travel syndrome…

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  40. gracefullygen

    I’m obsessed! I’ve been looking for cute DIYs like this. I’m in love with the gallery wall and the postcard book! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  41. These are some serious travel inspiration! The travel journal made with postcards is really creative. Gotta try that one soon! Thank you for sharing, Jackie! Really enjoyed this.

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  42. These DIY items are great. Thanks a lot for sharing. We have room at home, where we displayed a world map, a map of Europe and a pin board with post it for tickets, postcards etc…. we will add some of the items we found through your post 🙂

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