Lighting travelmap

Published on June 30th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Duarte’s Lighted Travel Map

Materials: PREMIÄR and Ikea red Christmas lights

Description: Bored one evening before Christmas when my husband was working night shift…I was looking at out PREMIÄR map and thinking how it could sticks pins through all the places my husband & I have travelled. Next to the map was the Christmas tree covered in two stands of little LED IKEA Christmas lights…OOOOH now there’s a cool idea!

Down came the map, took the lights off the Christmas tree, poked holes in places we have been with a kitchen knife, popped the light through the back… secured with electrical tape… badda boom badda bing DONE! Took well under an hour. Be sure to cover lights that you are not using with electrical tape, otherwise they will shine through.

Easy-peasy hack and a real stunning feature in the home!

~ Melissa Duarte, Nelson, Canada

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The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Duarte’s Lighted Travel Map

  1. vladimir says:

    I wanna see a light on russia)

  2. SteliosMar says:

    I really want some more details for this. can you contact with me plz. very impressive

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would be afraid of the fire hazards you just created…. sounds dangerous to have all the christmas light led up next to paper.

  4. Ru says:

    Really really love this! I might have a go with my non-Ikea map, although I guess I’ll have to staple it to a frame first.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nice! Melis is norwegian for powdered sugar btw :-)

  6. Anonymous says:

    I submitted another couple photos of detailed shots, of the front & b\ck so you can see how it’s done! ~Melis

  7. jo says:

    but i want have more explanations, please

  8. Anonymous says:

    This is cool, great idea!

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