We have scoured the interwebs a.k.a Pinterest – where everything is pretty and perfect! And put together DIY projects for all hot-glue skill levels. From making travel a tad bit organised to making art with leftover currency, a seasoned traveller is bound to get a kick out of these.


1. Map-wrapped marquee letters


A great way to put to use all those maps you’ve collected over the years. Check it out. 

2. Map coasters

map coasters

Something unique and cool for your tabletop! Get the tutorial here. 

3. Jewelry roll 

DIY Jewellery Roll

Don’t know how to sew? Maybe request a friend to do you this kindness. Your earrings will be very grateful.

4. Must-have travel journal 

travel journal

Catalog every detail from all your travels with a fun journal. 

5. Vacation keepsake

travel sand

This keepsake costs no money! Bring back a little bit of the places you’ve traveled and show it off beautifully with this project. 

6. Flat iron holder

pot holder iron

This idea is genius. Simply sew a pot holder and you have heat-proof hair-styling on-the-go.

7. Coin vasecoin vase

Can’t exchange foreign coins, but you can create a rad decor piece with them. Love, love, love this idea.

8. Coin magnets

coin magnets


Mind. Blown.

Try it NOW. 

9. Smart phone holder for the car in seconds!


Perfect for GPS-ing on your next road trip. Take a closer look here.

10. Frame some currency

framed currency

Currency is one of the best souvenirs you can pick up on your travels and this is a great way to show it off.  

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Here are some honorable mentions: Gorgeous world map with lights, miniature map magnets, and a must-have for road trips – seat belt pillow.

Have any DIY ideas you’d like to share with us? Let us know with a comment.

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Catch you later, Nomads.