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.
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.
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!
Sharp small scissors
Paint brush or sponge brush
Gold Sharpie pen
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.
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.