This world map vinyl art project is a DIY way to create your own luxurious looking wall decor. This is a sponsored post.

metallic vinyl wall art tutorial

I love the metallic wall art that I see at home decor stores, but the prices can be a bit shocking! I used polished metal vinyl by StyleTechCraft to make my own budget version of high end wall decor. Pictures just don’t do this metallic vinyl justice! The color is absolutely stunning and perfect for crafting home decor.

metallic vinyl wall art

Supplies Used to Make World Map Vinyl Wall Art

  • Polished Metal Vinyl  by StyleTechCraft (I used copper and gold tones)
  • White Canvas
  • Transfer Paper
  • Silhouette Cutting Machine


how to weed vinyl

I found a map that I liked online and imported it to my Silhouette Cameo. I traced it to create my own cut file. Since this design is so intricate and has multiple small parts (so many tiny islands!) I decided to transfer the entire sheet to the transfer paper. Then I worked from the back to weed the vinyl. This made it a little easier to take away the excess without losing all the small islands, which stayed on the transfer paper.

After I had weeded the vinyl, I transferred it to an 8×10 canvas. I was repurposing an old canvas, so I had to paint it white. If you start with a new canvas then you don’t have to paint anything!

I chose a font and designed the text for the piece. You could change the text to names, dates, or a phrase that is meaningful to you. Cut and weed the text. I used a gold colored polished metal vinyl for the text, so it would contrast a bit from the world map.

transfer vinyl to canvas

Transfer the text to the canvas.

world wall art DIY

Again, photos just don’t do this gorgeous polished metal vinyl justice! The shine and color is incredible. This piece looks like something I purchased in a home decor store, and not like a DIY at all! I hope you’ll try this vinyl out for yourself so you can see how beautiful it is. Have fun crafting and creating with vinyl!

Trim the vellum around the vinyl to make the lampshade. Tape the edges of the vellum lampshade together using bits of the clear transfer tape. The transfer tape is so sheer you can’t even see it! Pop the groovy lampshades on the glasses and drop a battery operated tea light inside. When it's time to toast the new year guests can just remove the lampshades and lights.

I am a member of the StyleTechCraft design team.


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