D.I.Y Travel Memory Frame

I saved all my tickets, brochures, maps, extra money, bus passes, train and plane tickets and other small things from my travels knowing that I wanted to do something artsy, I just was not sure what. Sure enough after searching through Pinterest I found the idea to display  them in a frame!

Found on Pinterest

I loved it! I bought some frames for $1 each from a restored home and furniture shop,collected all my stuff got onto my laptop and began this project.

What you will need:

  • Scissors – exacto knife if you have one, not necessary
  • Glue
  • A computer
  • Your souvenirs

Thus you may begin! You will need to use Microsoft Word 1997-2003 version. This part gave me a headache because I have the latest version and I could not figure it out. I tried several times and after some weeks gave its a rest. However I did not want to give up so after searching around some more, I discovered that you can not insert an image into a Word Art with the new Word. So you will need to open a blank document, save as 97-03, reopen, and work from there.

Microsoft Word – Word Art Image Insert

Ladies and gents when you hear, good things do not come easy nor can they be achieved with short cuts – believe it. Now for the annoying part! In order to insert a different picture in each letter you have to do them individually. Meaning insert Word Art letter “L” then insert image and proceed to the next letter. Another thing is you may have to play around with which image properly suits each letter.

Now the fun part, putting it together! So don’t laugh but the only money I had left over was a pound and pence. Being the creative person I am, I printed fake bills ha ha ha. Why would I frame real money anyways?

Finished product!

Unfortunately, I had a hard time putting the frame back together and broke the glass! Other than that I had fun doing this fast and simple project. I hope this works for you and really you can personalize it to your own liking!

Peace and Love,



“Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process. Learn to love the process and let whatever happens next happen, without fussing too much about it. Work like a monk, or a mule, or some other representative metaphor for diligence. Love the work. Destiny will do what it wants with you, regardless.”

Elizabeth Gilbert


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