Lowe's Home Improvement

Family Vacation Map

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Take a trip down memory lane with this easy-to-make map.

finished vacation map over desk

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • 1/4"×2'×4' sanded pine plywood (#7702)
  • Duck 4'×20"cork adhesive shelf liner (#124858)
  • Gorilla Glue 2-ounce fast-cure glue (#73454)
  • Valspar 12-ounce Pacific Blue gloss spray (#288635)
  • The Hillman Group clear push pins (#58210)

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Project Resources


Step 1

Spray-paint a 2'×2' piece of plywood. Let dry.

Step 2

Download and print out the United States Map Template. Carefully align the four printed pages and tape together.

Step 3

Cut out four 1'-long pieces of cork shelf liner, remove the backing material, add glue to the back of three of the pieces, then stack onto one another. Let dry. Place the map on the stacked liner, then cut around it with scissors. (Consider stapling the map to the board first to make sure it stays in place while you cut it.) Glue the cork map to the center of the plywood.

Step 4

Download and print the Flag Templates, cut them out, then write the locations and dates of your family vacations on them.

Step 5

Cork map with pinned flags

Attach the flags to the map with push pins -- and revisit your favorite vacation memories!