DIY Globes, Paper and Metal

Via Make: Blog, DIY map fold-outs that you print, cut, and fold into a polyhedron. Mark Wilson used one to make a unique, rhombicuboctahedral gift wrapper (shown here).

Or, if your tastes run to metal rather than paper, and you have a plasma cutter instead of a pair of scissors, you could use digital map data to create an eight-foot metal globe. Also via Make: Blog, as you might imagine.