20 Ways To Display Keepsakes From Your Travels And Trips

20 Ways To Display Keepsakes From Your Travels And Trips

Wanderlust for the walls.

1. Use photos from your travels to make a massive accent wall:

This wall is v. committed to the cause. Get the instructions.

2. Or just pick one favorite and turn it into a canvas print:

Websites like Shutterfly and Snapfish can help.

3. Photocopy old plane and train tickets onto colored cardstock, then frame them:

More inspiration here.

4. Or try something similar with old passport stamps:


Definitely beats banishing expired passports to the forgotten shoebox under the bed. Instructions here.

5. Make display-worthy keepsake boxes for each of your favorite destinations:

Learn how to customize wooden boxes here. (Or for a simpler alternative, you could also reuse small cardboard boxes, like Birchboxes.)

6. Turn a photo set into vintage-inspired Polaroid coasters.

All hail Mod Podge. Get the instructions.

7. Use a chalkboard map to continuously add to your journeys:

Two for one: Wall art AND travel tracker. Make your own or buy one here.

8. Upcycle old maps into a pretty garland:


Learn how to do this here.

9. Or commemorate a road trip by stitching the route into one of them:

More here.

10. If you collect specific souvenirs, get them out of storage and into sight — whether that’s coins:


Instructions here.

11. Or key chains:


More here and here.

12. Or mugs:


More here.

13. Display beach trinkets — from sand to shells — in clear glass bottles:


Filed under: Ways To Get Through The Winter Blues. Get the instructions.

14. A personalized shadowbox is a great way to display memories from a summer or a study abroad trip:

Perfect for the little things: coasters, caps, keys. More here.

15. Get your Instagram photos printed into a desktop calendar:

Printstagram can help.

16. Use a mounted wall cubby to mix ‘n’ match smaller travel trinkets:

Find this one here.

17. Or create one big centerpiece cubby by upcycling an old desk drawer:

Turn it on its side, mount or lean it against a wall, and fill it with keepsakes. Get the instructions.

18. Create an easy (and eye-catching!) postcard display:


More inspiration here, here, and here.

19. Transform a plain tabletop into something travel-inspired:


You can use a map or a favorite destination print for the top. Total cost for this project, minus the old table? $2. More here.

20. Keep things classic with a scrapbook or travel binder:


More tips here and here.

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