Introduction: Making Your Own Custom LED Country Map on the Wall or Or a Coaster!

This is how to make your very own custom coaster or wall hanger on your own made easy! This project took me one day to complete ( One extra day for modge podge to set in). I wanted to create a multipurpose tool in my house so I can save space. I wanted to create something for decoration and and something that could be used cups and such. I went with a map theme because it would look great as a coaster and as a decoration. I also added led lights to make it pop ( completely optional)! This Coaster/ Wall hanger would look great anywhere! Very easy diy.

Step 1: Tools + Materials


  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Pen/ Pencil
  • Computer ( for maps)
  • Printer ( optional )


  • Paint
  • Wood circle ( any shape is fine but I prefer a circle
  • Modge Podge
  • Led Light ( optional)

Step 2: Painting the Wood

In this step I got my wood and I painted black and white to make look professional. When I painted I put the lighter color on top so it is more visible and the dark color near the bottom. I also mixed black and white to make it look more rustic. Here's a clip of me painting the wood. In the video the first part is me painting the wood and the next are explained later on in the Instructable

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Step 3: Making the Country

In this step is when we make the country. I used a United States for this project . When I made this I printed a map of the United States and I cut it out and traced on the wood and painted it in. ( If you want to trace in the states of your country you can do it. I tried to do it but it I made to messy). This I fairly easy step.

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Step 4: Making the Map

In this step you have to pull up a map of your country. I made the road map of the USA which I find really cool. There is many different options to do for example, geographic map or state map. To help me with this step I drew all the major roads first then all the small roads next.Then to make it look better I put in little dots to mark locations like Miami, Houston, and NYC. This part took me some time to make but it is worth it.

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Step 5: Modge Podge + Led Lights ( Optional )

This step is completely optional but I did this to make more long lasting and to make it look better. I put modge podge to make it waterproof so if a I place a drink on it and the water hits the paint it will wash away. But with modge podge it coats in waterproof material. To do this step I just take my brush dip it lightly in modge podge and lightly coat the project in modge podge for best results. This will take a day to completely dry and to set. After it has dried you can put on led lights on the bottom to make look amazing. For this I took some cardboard and glued it to the bottom of my project so it stands up and I wrapped the Led lights around it.

Step 6: Finally Done!

We are done now! This diy only took 5 steps to complete and very time efficient and it looks amazing! I hope you like my project!

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