DIY World Globe

Did you know that today is National Thrift Store Day?  In honor of Thrift Stores all over the world and what you can do with the treasures you find there a group of my blogger friends and I got together to repurpose Thrift Store Finds.

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

I love all the globe decor I’ve been seeing around but didn’t want to pay the hefty price for a vintage globe so instead I made one.  

I started with this light globe ~ less than $2.00 ~ as my inspiration. 

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

Supplies:

Light globe

Linen paper (2 sheets) 

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! 

Mod Podge 

Sharp small scissors

Paint brush or sponge brush

Color printer

Gold Sharpie pen

1.  Wash and dry your globe.

2.  Print out polyconic maps (one and two).   DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

3.  Cut out maps and set aside.

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

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.

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

7.  Use the Gold Sharpie to color the rim at the bottom

DIY Globe 7

and to add a heart over the area you call home. 

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

I placed my globe on an antique stamp holder that I purchased at my local Thrift Store a few years ago but…..

DIY globe made from a Thrift Store light globe with full tutorial|cupcakesandcrinoline.com #globe #diy #thriftstore #DIYglobe #lightglobe

it also looks fine as a stand alone decoration.

National Thrift Store Day Blog Hop

 You can find all of the other Thrift Store Bloggers below and check out what they’ve transformed. 

National Thrift Store Blog Hop Participants  Domestically Speaking’s TV Tray  Debbie Doo’s Lazy Susan • Cupcakes and Crinoline’s DIY World Globe  •  Yesterday on Tuesday’s Chair Revamp    Setting for Four’s Painted Bench    My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia’s Frame Makeover  •  At the Picket Fence’s Pumpkin Topiary

Have you repurosed anything recently from the Thrift Store?  If you have I’d love to hear about what you did.  

Sharing at: Monday Funday, Inspire Me Monday, Treasure Box Tuesday, Home Stories A to Z, Twirl and Take a Bow

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Comments

  1. That is so cool! You gave the globe new life indeed!

  2. You amaze me MB! So cool and clever. I love all the school themed posts your’ve been doing. Pinning!
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  3. Mary Beth that is awesome! I love all forms of maps and that globe is great!

  4. You are so so clever Mary Beth!! I see those globe shades all the time in my thriftstore – now I know what I can do with them – thanks for the tute! So pretty!

  5. This is so cute, I would love to make one for my boys, what a great idea!

  6. Mary Beth…you are Extraordinary! What a great idea!
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  7. Oh my goodness!!! I’ve never seen anything like this! You’re so brilliant my friend! xoxox
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  8. Thanks so much for sharing at Monday Funday!! This is so adorable! Pinned!

  9. I love globes, but they can be so expensive. This is such a clever idea!
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    • Thank you so much, Sharon! I know what you mean about them being expensive. I kept hoping to find a good deal on one but it just didn’t happen.

  10. OOH! I REALLY like it MaryBeth. You did a fabulous job. Thrifting is my fave pastime :) Pinned.
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  11. This is so clever. You really had those wheels turning in the thrift store. I would have never thought of this. You amaze me!

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