This project combines my love of travel, chalk board paint and hoarding.
We started collecting magnets a few years ago as our vacation and moving souvenirs (we even have one from Iraq), It is a fun (and cheap) way to look back at the places we have been and they don't take up much room in a suitcase or moving box.
I am not a big fan of having our refrigerator covered so we created this super simple magnet board to display them in our kitchen. The magnetic part is just a piece of sheet metal from the hardware store (to get the size you want use sheet metal cutters not standard scissors and wear work gloves, that stuff is sharp). I taped off a square with painters tape and slapped on a few coats of chalkboard paint (one of my obsessions). The frame was made by my handy husband but a store bought frame would work just as well.
Tip- try and get magnets that have the location written on them or are at least really obvious about where they are from. Also, use a silver sharpie to write the year on the back.