DIY: Travel Photo Wall

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It has been a couple of months in the making but I have finally moved in to my new office – the official headquarters for World of Wanderlust and my ultimate inspiration space! Mostly due to travelling so much in between short stints at home (sometimes just overnight), my little side project to build an office outside my bedroom (though still in my house) is finally complete! & with that I have decided to share a little travel photo wall DIY as this is one of my favourite features in my new space. Keep your eyes peeled for a better look inside my new office on my Youtube channel but for now, lets take a look at how you can frame those special travel moments (plus a special announcement!)

DIY travel photo wall

Step One: Pick your photos, Print & Frame

And time for that special announcement: you can now buy framed prints from the World of Wanderlust collection online – initial orders are limited to a small release amount so be quick!

For my travel photo wall I’ve chosen to display a combination of things that inspire me: both prints of my own, a quote, a gorgeous illustration of New York City and a gold foil map.

When choosing your photos be sure to pick the places that have inspired you most or those places you really wish to go in the future. I have done this for a very long time (much to my mother’s dismay with my excessive use of sticky tape on her walls) and it has always inspired me daily to keep saving my pennies for the next adventure.

After you’ve picked out your travel snaps and inspirational pieces, head to your local homewares or hardware store (I went to Spotlight craft store, Officeworks office supply store AND Kmart) and pick out your frames. I chose an all white theme as my office space is very neutral, but don’t be afraid to mix it up with different wooden frames too!

DIY travel photo wall

Step Two: Trace your shapes

In order to get your wall looking the way you envision, this next step is pivotal. Grab some old wrapping paper (leftover Christmas paper works a treat), turn it over to the blank side and trace each frame, cutting them out afterwards and labelling them with whatever image/quote is inside.

Travel photo wall

Then you will be left with a stack of papers the same size as your frames which you will then use to emmulate your design on the wall BEFORE sticking nails into your walls to ensure it all goes according to plan.

DIY travel photo wall

Step Three: Sticky tape to the walls

IMPORTANT: use a paint friendly stick tape for easy removal. I grabbed this one from a hardware store/alternatively you could use blu-tack.

Start placing each of your cut-out paper replica images on the wall to position them exactly where you would like them to be. Then take a look at the backs of your frames to determine where the hook will need to be placed and draw a dot of that point on your paper. From there you can see exactly where you should nail your picture hooks BEFORE you go all crazy putting holes in your walls.

Travel photo wall Travel photo wall DIY

Step Four: Nail It!

You’re nearly there and its time for the fun part! You will need: picture hooks and a hammer. That’s it! Start bangin’ those holes in (on a downwards slope) and hang those photos!

Et voila!

DIY Travel Photo Wall

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    Sam Kkc
    April 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Great trick or idea to create such a nice work to go somewhere.thanks for share this with us.

    Packers And Movers kolkata
    March 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    What a wonderful idea to have so your travels in sight!

    December 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    What a lovely idea! Your photos are beautiful!

    Emily Rathmanner
    December 28, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Brooke, congrats on the opening of your Etsy store – just another way to inspire us! Love your designs and can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    Check out my travel print here (you can even download it FOR FREE!!!) :

    December 28, 2015 at 12:20 am

    This is a lovely idea! I’m already dreading getting back into daily life after travelling and I haven’t even left home yet, so I’ll definitely save this to brighten up my workspace when I get back.

    Brittany Justham
    December 27, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Just wanted to mention what Ann said earlier! The first link to the WOW Etsy shop leads to a dead end!
    But, I absolutely loved the wall, thanks for sharing!

    December 25, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Such a lovely DIY idea! Totally going to try this for my bedroom wall. I also think I might get one of those wonderful travel maps that you can scratch off after visiting, like a sort of visual bucket list haha! Merry Christmas!

    December 25, 2015 at 7:31 am

    I have a travel wall in my office to inspire me to always get out and explore!

    December 25, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Those pictures you chose are absolutely beautiful – especially the one of the two chairs with the sunset in the backdrop…incredible!

    I love the idea of having a photo wall of images that inspire you, and once I find a new flat to move in to, I’ll definitely be working on one 🙂 nothing like being able to look back on your travels whilst working hard to save for your next adventure!

    Have a lovely Christmas and a very happy new year!

    Steph xx
    Oh Steph

    December 25, 2015 at 3:54 am

    Nice idea, ‘ll try out such like you….. Beautiful Stuff
    Thank you!

    December 24, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Awesome idea!

    December 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Really nice DIY !

    I’ll try it 🙂

    Thank you for sharing.

    Travelblogger Lisa
    December 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    This looks so cool! But why is this Wall in your back, and not in front of you, when working?

    Have a wonderful Christmas 🙂

    Lisa – Joy Della Vita Travelblog

    December 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Looks really great!!

    Kisses from ❤

    December 24, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    Cool, great DIY idea! I love the way the wall looks and congrats on your Etsy store!

    December 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Brooke, the link, Shop World of Wanderlust Prints, does not resolve properly. The link is and it goes to a page with the message ”
    Uh oh! You don’t have permission to change or remove this information.”

    December 24, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    I love that you chose a photo of Copenhagen and London, they are my two favourite cities! I also made a photo wall recently, I try to collect paintings from locals of the places I travel. Such a great reminder of good times abroad when I am stuck at home! 🙂

    December 24, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    What a wonderful idea to have so your travels in sight!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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