DIY Magnet Board for Your Travel Bucket List

DIY-Vacation-Board-1 My husband and I LOVE to travel. But, like everyone else, we have neither the funds nor the time to do it all at once. As a little "surprise" present one year, I made this board so we could keep track of "the places we need to see and the things we need to do." It's a customizable, moveable, travel bucket list that you can easily make at home. (If you have kids it would be a fun way for them to write down where they want to go.)

In this post, I'll show you how to make it...




Supplies Needed:


  • a small dry erase board :: you can find these almost anywhere: office supply stores, craft stores,, etc.
  • a dry erase pen :: you'll need this to check boxes and add your info
  • Avery Inkjet Magnet Sheets :: available at office supply stores or online
  • an inkjet printer
  • scissors or a paper trimmer


Instructions ::

  1. Download the free printable template here: DIY Vacation Board
  2. Open the PDF, then print it on an 8.5" x 11" magnet sheet. Let dry for a few minutes to make sure the ink doesn't smudge.
  3. Trim the pieces. I recommend: a) using a paper trimmer if you have one, and b) trimming the table in rows instead of cells. This will make things a lot easier.
  4. Arrange the pieces on the board, then write your info with the dry erase pen. (You can also make your own table in Microsoft Word if you prefer a more professional look. :)
  5. Optional :: I used the extra space on the magnet sheet to print out some vacation photos. If you don't use them on the board, you'll have extra magnets!

Since the sheet is magnetic, you can easily move rows around allowing you to prioritize or re-organize your list. (Our list, for instance, is organized by cost.)

Ta da! A fun, easy-to-make interactive travel board. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.