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Market Colors is an online store and nonprofit organization. Our team collaborates with craftsmen in Africa and India to create handmade products that will sell well throughout the world. We exist to equip African men and women with a sustainable income, generated through the sale of their products.


DIY Wooden Map

Lizzie Wirgau

 By: Sammy Elliot

My sister inspired me to take on this DIY and shared this blog to get me started. It makes the perfect Valentine's Day gift for guys who just don't seem to have the same love for flowers and chocolates that us girls do. I put my own little touch on my map by using a wood burner to burn "For God so loved the world..." on the back. It took me only a few days of working to complete my map, and I am so pleased with the way it turned out. Get out there and DIY!

How I did it:

Step 1: Get wood, cut into any size you want.

Step 2: Print map onto transparency. Put transparency onto projector, project onto piece of wood. Trace map onto wood with pencil.

Step 3: Paint pre-stain onto entire piece of wood.

Step 4: Using a SMALL paintbrush, stain entire outline of each continent.

Step 5: Let dry for at least 24 hours

Step 6: Apply clear stain to finished map. Let dry for 24 hours.