I would like to order a nameplate, buy a nice map, and somehow mount / frame it to make one for my hubby for his b-day. Since I have never done anything like this before, does anyone have any tips on how I should make it?
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As a DIY effort you'd need to buy a cork board/bulletin board, a map, a frame and the name-plate. Glue the map to the cork board, frame it and stick the nameplate on it. You'll probably be able to do it for less than the $100 they are asking but I don't know how much less. Frames are surprisingly expensive in many cases and you'll need one that can support the thicker "picture" that includes the cork.
I suppose you could also just dry-mount the map on foam-core and frame it without the glass and call it a day. That would probably be less expensive. Any framing store should be able to dry-mount the map for you.
It's cool. If I was to do it on my own, I would get a thin piece of formica or masonite or something like that, I would mount some thin rolled cork to that, and mount the map on top of that. I would get the frame online, but first you need to measure the thickness and make sure you get one that fits.
I also know there is no way I would have it come out the same way as this, it would have bubbles, etc.
Any trophy store can do the palque for you.
The pins of course you can get at any office supply store.