DIY World Globe Decor from a Thrift Store Light Globe
How to – DIY World Globe
Have you ever been wandering around the aisles at the thrift store and come across a stack or bin filled with light globes and thought, what could I do with one of those? Well, I think that every time I see those old castaway light globes and on one particular day I came across an orb-shaped one and it hit me! DIY World Globe.
I started with this light globe ~ less than $2.00 ~ as my inspiration.
Linen paper (2 sheets) – I used linen paper to give the map some texture and linen paper is slightly thicker than regular paper and works better with the ink and Mod Podge combo
Polyconic (click to choose and then save as to your computer ~ One and Two) ~ these will fit a 16 inch in diameter globe. If you have a larger one you can adjust the size of these accordingly in a photo editing program. If you have any questions, just ask me!
Sharp small scissors
Paintbrush or sponge brush
How to Make Your DIY Globe
1. Wash and dry your globe.
3. Cut out maps and set aside.
4. Cover one half of the light globe at a time with Mod Podge and apply your maps a little at a time starting at the center and working up gently bring the points together as you go along then smoothing out to the bottom. Make sure you apply the right side up! Since the bottom is open you will not be able to meet your map points as you did on the top but that’s okay. Once everything is dry use a razor to evenly cut the bottom all the way around.
5. Once you have applied the entire map go over everything with Mod Podge and a paint brush.
6. Allow to dry.
7. Use the Gold Sharpie to color the rim at the bottom
and to add a heart over the area you call home.
I placed my globe on an antique stamp holder that I purchased at my local Thrift Store a few years ago but…..
it also looks fine as a stand-alone decoration.
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