Spring Decorating Ideas

DIY Wall Art: Make a Custom Corkboard World Map

A fun way to mark where you've been and where you're going, a large world map made out of cork gives you limitless possibilities.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 24-inch wide roll of cork
  • acrylic paint in color of choice (we used neon pink)
  • tacky glue
  • 18x24-inch frame
  • clear tape
  • small scissors
  • paint brush

Print Map and Flag Templates

This tutorial shows a world map, but this technique can be easily translated to a map of the United States, your state or your city. Download the world map template and United States map template.

You'll also need to print out the custom flag templates for a later step.

Measure and Cut Cork for Map

Lay out the roll of cork on a flat surface. Measure and cut a 16" by 24" piece of cork using scissors.

Paint Cork for Map

Paint the piece of cork with pink paint. Set the painted cork aside and let dry. This will become your map.

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