Are you a true lover of travel with an artsy spirit? Well guess what, you just hit the jackpot! You don’t have to wait until your next vacation to serve up a little travel inspiration in your life. Here are 10 travel inspired DIY projects from around the web that will color your world in travelicous ways!
From new homes for your old souvenirs to furniture with global appeal, travel DIY projects are a great way to express your inner travel junkie. And if these 10 leave you wanting more, be sure to check out my Travel Inspired DIY board on pinterest – I’ve added over 50 awesome projects to it and will keep adding as I find more.
1. Make a Chalkboard Globe
I am more than a little in love with this project. It’s relatively simple and inexpensive. You just need a globe, some chalkboard paint and tad a you have a doodle ready chalkboard globe that’s cute and functional. Make it >
2. Create Your Own Mini Village Nighttime Scene
With a few snips of your scissors and some battery operated candles you can create your own mini village with windows that shine with a warm and atmospheric light. Use whatever kinds of buildings you want: old crumbly castles, small English cottages or fairy tale homes, whatever suits your fancy. Make it >
3. Build Your Own Surfboard
Like big waves? Well we have the project for you, a DIY open source travel surfboard. What’s even better is that it’s meant to fit in a carryon bag. Make it >
4. Use a Globe to make a pendant light
There is just something about globes, they are beautiful to look at and invite the mind to wander. Here are instructions for an elegant globe pendant light. Make it >
5. Get those zzzzs – make your own travel sleep mask
Okay, so I know only a few brave souls would feel comfortable sleeping in public with the mask I picked out, but if the golden eyelashes turns you off check out this more tame sleeping mask. And to those who go 100% bold and wear this mask in public I just have to say bravo! Make it >
6. Create your own map dresser
Do you have a dresser that is looking a little worse for the wear? Then check out this creative use of maps to decorate a dresser’s drawers. Absolutely beautiful and fun. Make it >
7. Make your own Beach Rock Souvenir Collage
I don’t know about you, but some of my favorite souvenir’s are the natural ones like stones or shells. The only problem is that I never know what to do with them. Making a collage of your natural souvenirs is a great way to display them. Make it >
8. Display your Luggage (as shelves)
While there are no directions for this project, I just had to share it because it so cool. Vintage suitcases repurposed as shelves. What I love about this is that the suitcases have so many stories to tell and at the same time are fantastic looking. Make it >
9. Make a lampshade out of your pictures
You’ll have to make up the directions for this one as well, but it shouldn’t be too hard. Have your vacation images made into slides and link them together with jewelry connectors and you’ll have a beautiful way to remember your adventures. Make it >
10. Make art out of your old maps
Hearts and maps just seem to go together perfectly, don’t they? Use your old maps to make artwork for your home. Even better if you can use maps you actually used on your travels. Make it >
Have any creative ideas for travel related crafts? Please share! And if you use pinterest make sure to check out my Travel Inspired DIY Projects board and follow me for all kinds of travel related fun.
About the Author: Kate is a travel junkie at heart. She lives for exploring cultures, food, history and local life and is currently scheming ways to get enough time free to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. Get Trip Logic Updates by Email.