Here's what you'll need:
Pretty patterned cardstock
Computer to print out the states/countries you've lived in
As you can see, I've lived in five places: California, France, Germany, Michigan and Texas!
STEP 1: Start by cutting out each state/country. (I don't have a picture of this step because both my hands were busy!)
STEP 2: Take each state/country and trace onto black cardstock. NOTE: I discovered after I did France that it's easier to trace it backwards, that way you won't have to erase all the pencil lines after you've cut it out!
STEP 3: Cut out all of your states/countries. For me, this was a lot of cutting!
STEP 4: Cut out some small hearts, one for each city you've lived in. I just grabbed some pink scrap paper for this. Feel free to cut the hearts out free-hand - little imperfections make it charming!
STEP 5: Cut your pretty cardstock paper to a size that fits your frame (in my case, 5x7)
STEP 6: Glue the hearts down on the cities, then glue the states/countries onto the patterned paper.
STEP 7: Hang it all up! I added a chalkboard frame in the middle with a cute saying. You could add a cute print, like this one... or this one!
STEP 8: Step back and admire your craftiness!!
So now whenever anyone asks me where I'm from, instead of giving them a fifteen minute answer, I can just invite them over to the house and show them!