Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Magnetic World Map Wall Art


During one room challenge, for our dining room, I made the magnetic world map. Here comes the tutorial for the same.

Me and my husband both love travelling to new destinations. With both kids being little older, exploring new destinations is more exciting. Along with loads of photographs and tons of memories, my husband also brings quite a few fridge magnets. I had made magnetic picture frames few years back but soon the collection increased and frames were running out of space. Whats better than the world map to display our travel souvenirs?



Before we start on how to do it, here is a closeup of the map wall art. It is 60" by 36".



Since the map was 55" by 39",I had to cut off the top and bottom part a little. Also added the craft paper to the right most end of the art.



Materials Needed.

-- Map (from art.com)
-- Galvenized Metal Sheets (Lowes)
-- 1" by 1" square wooden dowels
-- Acrylic Paint
-- Nails
-- Liquid Nail
-- Modge Podge

Procedure
 -- Cut the wooden dowels to the size of the metal sheets
 -- Paint the wooden dowels
 -- Cover the sharp edges of the Metal sheets using tape.


 -- Attach the dowels to the metal sheet using liquid nails and nails (for extra reinforcement)


 -- Cut the map per the metal sheet arrangement
 -- Glue the map onto the metal sheet using modge podge

To hang the map wall art, we used two nails per piece. Each peice just rests on the nails.


With stainless steel refrigerators in most of the house, how do you display your fridge magnet collection? Would love to hear.

Thanks for stopping by to check this out.

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2 comments :

  1. Bharati, my wife and I are looking to do something very similar to what you did. We travel quite a bit and we always pick up a magnet from each country we visit. We were looking to get a very large world map that we could put our magnets on,but we'd prefer to have one large map as opposed to several. What would your advise be? We're looking for something that's approximately 5' x 8'.

    Thanks!
    Jason

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    1. Hi Jason, Sorry for the delay in responding. If you find the map that big, It should be easy one. The galvenized metal sheet comes in various sizes. If you dont find one, you can use few to make up to the size you want. You might have to add back supports. Good Luck

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