20 Non-Scrapbook Ways To Remember Your Vacation Forever

You may only get two weeks of vacation time a year (THANKS AMERICA) but you can make sure those memories last a looooooong time. These ideas also work for weddings, birthdays, and any other occasions you’d like to keep around.

1. Turn special photos or Instagrams into a lampshade.

Bonus points if they’re a pleasant golden color, like, say, a luscious tropical beachscape.

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2. Or wood-block coasters.

Here is how.

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3. Or wrapping paper!

True, this idea isn’t very good in terms of remembering something forever, but it’s a wonderful way to remind someone you love of a special time you shared. And doesn’t that kind of good will linger on, y’all?

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4. Correspond photos to where they took place on a map.

You can track your own trips as well as the whereabouts of people you know around the world.

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5. Send yourself a postcard from your trip.

I’m a big fan of writing letters to yourself no matter what, but this is an especially good way to bring you back to a moment you dug.

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6. Make a quick and easy keepsake box to store mementos.

Clearly this person is a world traveler. (Which makes sense because it’s by Martha.)

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7. Display loose pictures with clothespins.

It takes like two minutes and will dress up any bare wall.

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8. Or in an empty frame.

Spray paint it first to achieve this effect.

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9. Send out your Instagrams to have them turned into a neat little book.

I know, I know, this is just scrapbooking for the very lazy, but the end product is so clean and appealing that who could really blame you?

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10. Make a memory shadowbox.

Populate it with a combination of mementos and photos.

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11. Turn photos into magnets.

Super easy directions here.

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More involved tutorial here.

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13. Or sachets.

Here’s how.

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14. Or, if you want to go whole-hog, wallpaper.

This is a sight to behold.

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15. Create a memory jar.

Instructions here.

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16. Create 3D photos for extra realness.

Here’s how.

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17. Make a photo calendar.

The rest of the year will fly by before you know it. Check out Printstagram or do it yourself.

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18. Matte a special photo with a map of where it was taken.

Directions here.

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19. Make a travel notebook to write down memories.

Directions here.

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20. Turn special photos and maps into pillows.

You can get the images printed on fabric to make the cuddliest memories of all time.

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