Free Printable Chalkboard Map

Super fun (and FREE) printable chalkboard map to document your travels! A great decor piece to add to your home.

Hey friends!

I’m Sarah from Pretty Providence, where my BFF Jess and I share the ways we have fun, look stylish, eat well and create beautiful homes without spending a lot of money. I am excited to share this free chalkboard US map printable today – it is such a fun and classy addition to my home decor. I had wanted a map where my family and I could keep track of where we have traveled, where we still want to travel and so on with little push pins, but I didn’t want it to be expensive. So, I just made it myself and now I’m sharing it for free! Plus, I made a quick and easy frame for it so read on for the tutorial.

Super fun (and FREE) printable chalkboard map to document your travels! A great decor piece to add to your home.

MATERIALS: 

Chalkboard Map Printable
2 thin wood molding strips
Push pins
Acrylic paint
Thick double-sided tape
Twine
2 Finishing nails or sewing pins
[optional] Cork board

TUTORIAL:

  1. Have your chalkboard map printed by a printer. [I chose black and white printing at Fedex Office on 32 lb paper, in size 20 inches by 16 inches, it cost about $22.]
  2. Cut dowel rods to 20″ each [this can be done at the hardware store] and attach one to the top and one to the bottom with thick double-sided scotch tape.
  3. Paint the tips of push pins in whatever colors you like and let them dry.
  4. Add a finishing nail or sewing pin to either side of the top frame, leaving 1/4″ to 1/2″ of space.
  5. Attach twine to both of the nails at the top.

Super fun (and FREE) printable chalkboard map to document your travels! A great decor piece to add to your home.

Optional – you can try attaching cork board behind your map, but I tried modpodge and I don’t recommend that. It really wrinkled my map! I actually ended up just hanging my US map on my wall as it is, and I can still put push pins in it just fine without actually sticking them into the wall or cork, etc.

Super fun (and FREE) printable chalkboard map to document your travels! A great decor piece to add to your home.

I did three colors of push pins – one for where we’ve been, one for where we want to go, and one for where we’ve lived.

Super fun (and FREE) printable chalkboard map to document your travels! A great decor piece to add to your home.

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I’m a huge fan of maps, and I LOVE this idea for keeping track of family travels!!

Plus it makes the cutest wall decor. Thanks for sharing with us Sarah!

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Sarah Skaggs

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