Looking for Special Christmas Gifts?

Looking for Special Christmas Gifts?

It’s only 3 week until Christmas and I was still stumped on what to get my boyfriend. I knew it needed to be something special since he lives a state away. I saw this project and thought it would be perfect. However, I was a little intimidated. This project turned out much easier than I expected.

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Here’s what you need:

  • 2′ x 2′ wooden board
  • Around 300 nails/tacks
  • Small can of stain
  •  Old sheet or Tarp
  • hammer
  • String
  • Paint or Paint marker
  • Print-out of the states

What to do:

  1. Lay out the tarp and stain the board using a rag. Be sure to wear gloves unless you want stained hands. Let the board dry for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Tape the maps in the placement you prefer and start to place the nails about 1/4 in apart.
  3. Once the nails are in place, wrap the string around all of the nails. I placed the string connecting the hearts around the 2 states to give the picture more depth.
  4. With the space left, you can use the paint or marker to write a caption or a significant date to your relationship.
  5. Post a photo to your instagram with the hashtag #longdistancediymap so that we can see all of your creations :).

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