Where has May gone? I swear spring just started. Well, it's that time of month to share my monthly pinterest challenge (see below for all the other awesome projects). This month I tackled a little bigger project, a world map. I studied the humanities in college and gained a love for each of the different cultures around the world. One day I will make it to each continent until then, I'll probably continue to be obsessed with world art.
I was inspired by this pallet board world map on the Merry Thought and decided to do it on plywood instead of the pallet boards. Here's what I did:
DIY Plywood World Map Art
Large Plywood (have cut to desired size)
vinyl or contact paper (can be a lot cheaper than vinyl and works great for this project)
||1|| Have your plywood cut to the size you want it. I stained mine a walnut color before I applied the stencil.
||2|| Then decide how big you want your world map to be on your plywood. The Merry Thought blew up a world map image and traced it onto pallet wood. I decided to cut out a vinyl stencil with the silhouette. I cut out one section of the world at a time until I had the whole world cut out.
Some of map pieces over lapped when I cut which made it possible easier (like a puzzle) to make sure everything lined up properly.
After I cut out the vinyl I made my husband help me put the vinyl/contact paper on the plywood (we made it our Friday night date). I then painted like 7 coats of white until I couldn't see any of the plywood beneath.
I'm so happy how it turned out. My alma mater (BYU) motto is "Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve" So I thought that would be the perfect saying to put along side the map on the wall.
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