CORK WORLD MAP | LET'S CREATE SOMETHING


LET'S CREATE SOMETHING is a personal project series of mine where I create do-it-yourself (DIY) crafts every month. In this first craft, I created the world map using cork with LED lights that synchronize with music.



CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CONDENSED MAP OUTLINE


MATERIALS

  • World Map Outline

  • Cork Sheet

  • Scissors

  • Precision knife

  • Marker

  • Pen

  • Double-sided tape

  • Music Strip Lights

Deson Cunado

STEP 1 | PRINT AND ASSEMBLE


Download the condensed map outline and print. The outline I did is for a 2x3ft size world map, if you wish to have a bigger size, dm me through my Instagram @desoncunado and I'll prepare it for you.


There are 8 pages to be assembled, I condensed the map to save space and paper.


World Map Vector

STEP 2 | CUT AND TRACE


Cut the assembled outline and trace them to the cork sheet. You can rearrange the outline depends on how you want to save space of the cork. You can use the spare cork later.




STEP 3 | CUT THE CORK


Cut the traced map using a precision knife. You can leave some small spaces or combine the islands by not cutting the gap in-between. Take note that it doesn't need to be 100% geographical so don't stress yourself.


STEP 4 | COUNTRIES OUTLINE


This is optional, map is good with or without outlines.


Use the outline again and plot it to the map, make a hole per intersection (refer to the red dots of the image shown above) of the red outlines by pushing your pen with force. Use the holes to make dots as many as you want. Make sure that there are enough dots on the cork map and then use it as your guide to connect the lines.




The cork map is done and ready to install to your wall by using Sticky Tack or double-sided tape. But if you want