I found this on Pinterest and fell in LOVE with it. I knew that I wanted to create something similar for our home. When I began planning our Gallery Wall, I knew that this would be the perfect place to add the Map of Our Love. Here is the picture that inspired the creation of ours:
I found this frame at Goodwill, and paid $1.51 for it. You should have seen the ugly 80's green matte, man was it bad. But I knew the shape was perfect and at $1.51, it was steal! I then bought white poster board (.69 cents) to create a new matte and a map of Georgia from the gas station right next to my house ($4.95, who knew they were so expensive!)
I used the back of the picture frame to trace it on the white poster board to make the matte. I then cut a small square out of the poster board, and folded it in half. I made half a heart and cut it out, so when I opened it, it was a perfectly symmetrical heart that I could use as my template. I used my heart template and traced it over the three areas in Georgia. I used where we met, Valdosta, where we live, Canton, and where we were married, Sautee.