Here is a beautiful and simple idea for the artistic travel enthusiast with a passion for design.
Tom and Brittany Horn created this stunning map of Europe using the simple tools of string and nails on wooden board. They planned the project as an interesting and interactive way to mark off the areas that they had visited on recent trips to the continent.
“We started by using some wooden posts from a fence panel that fell down in our backyard. Then, we got a large sheet of paper and traced the outline of Europe on it using a projector. We nailed the map to the wooden boards along the outline using white nails. When the outline was complete, we tore the paper off and attached all the nails with white string,” Tom explains.
“Lastly, we used larger nails for our actual destinations and attached different places with a range of coloured yarn. It really pops!”
The project took about 5 hours to complete in total, with the bulk of the time being spent nailing the individual pieces into the board.
You can follow the Horn’s adventure on their personal blog here.