We were actually sent this shelf idea from a viewer on instagram! They saw something similar and they wanted our take on it. Butttt we turned around and asked our carpenter friend Chris Palmer to help us with this project AND judge just how well we can each tackle this DIY! If you're here for the Canada/ USA template, it's linked below - keep scrolling! If you have another country you wish to cut out, find an image of the country, blow it up using a poster printer site and print it out!


Stripes sans Stars is Becky's take on the USA shelf project and Pink n Plants is my rendition! I know they look really similar but it's allll in the details.  Check out the (pretty funny if I do say so myself) process of how we put these shelves together and see who won the Ultimate DIY Challenge in the video below!

So our friend Chris Palmer has the full tutorial of how to make this spectacular unique shelf on his YouTube channel, linked here. But if you want to know what it might take to tackle the DIY, check out the supplies list below. And for everyone that came here from the video looking for those templates...look no further! 

Cost: $30

Difficulty: ✂ ✂ ✂


  • Template of country (CANADA, USA, or use Google images to create your own!)
  • 5/8 MDF
  • 1 x 4 knotty pine
  • Paint/ stain of your choice
  • Hanging hardware (we used D-rings)
  • 2-2 1/2 in screws


  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Driver
  • Electric sander
  • Files
  • Cloth/ stain rag
  • Paintbrush/ roller
  • Level
  • Ruler

Thanks for taking the time to check out our blog post and (hopefully) Youtube channel! Be sure to let us know if you want to see more Chris Palmer x The Sorry Girls collabs and competitions on instagram, twitter or our YouTube comments!