Truth or Dare Jenga

This is absolutely one of my favorite games to play with friends. It usually comes out post-party when everyone is winding down and it has led to some hilarious moments.

 

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Our favorite part is having our friends write new “truths” or “dares” after they play. They sell a pre-made version but I love that our jenga set has weird/pervy/ridiculous contributions from our closest friends.

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This was inspired by a bar we went to that had a jenga set. The homemade version might be the easiest thing you can make. Just grab some sharpies (fine point works best), a jenga set, a few drinks, and some friends.

 

 

Oh, the places I’ve been!

For some reason, I went through a “maps” phase two years ago. Maybe it was the two month tour of Europe I had just returned from, maybe I was bored and had a lot of extra maps… who knows? But in the course of 6 months, I created two personalized DIY pieces of art.

The first was created using 5 maps that I brought home from my Europe trip. Using an old picture frame from college (previously holding 5 martinis in different colors- classy), a glue stick, a piece of cardstock, and a pencil, I created a personal and fun way to remember my trip.

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From left to right (in the same order as my trip): Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, Prague. I tried to use areas of the map that had easily recognizable points of interest (e.g., the Eiffel tower) and people love to come over and guess the cities.

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On the bottom right, in place of a signature, I added “Europe 2011.”

I remember pulling a lot of inspiration from various website at the time I made this, you can see other examples of heart maps here or here.

The second map project was created for my boyfriend, who did not have a single thing on his wall when I met him. He loves to travel so I thought it would be a good piece of art for his office area. We bought the map and tacks at Office Depot for around $10 and glued it to foam poster board. It was super easy and fun!

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Even though it sits in our current office area, each tack represents a place he has traveled to. Maybe I’ll add pink tacks for the cities I’ve visited.

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Seeing the blank areas on the map is also incentive for us to travel as much as possible! Perhaps Brazil?

You can find a large world map anywhere, but I just saw a cute one at Urban outfitters.