Ideas for home decor – painted globe

I was at Dollarama a couple of weeks ago restocking my stash of chocolate bars looking for new and inexpensive craft ideas, when I came across these little plastic globes.  They’re only about 8″ tall, and I think they were about $2 each.

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(You don’t need to adjust your screen, I’ve been working on a  big project in the garage without drop cloths – so everything is blue.)

I’d seen some really neat treatments done to globes on Pinterest, so I figured at $2 I had nothing to lose by trying.

Screening seemed like the easiest technique, so I printed out a couple of quotes on the Silhouette.

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I adhered the sticky vinyl to the globes over areas that had lots of colour so that when it was peeled off it would really stand out.

Painted globe, globe decor, dollar store decor, repurposed globe

I tried two versions of a painted globe; for the first globe I spray painted over the entire thing with a semi-gloss spray paint.  A few light coats allowing it to dry between layers.  I left the globe in it’s stand for ease of painting, plus I was planning on painting the stand as well, so spatter was easily covered.

Painted globe, globe decor, dollar store decor, repurposed globe

For the second painted globe, I thought I’d try painting on paint.  This was a black that I had in the garage.  Unfortunately, a nice Spring breeze came through while the paint was wet, so this one has a bit of ‘texture’ to it.

Painted globe, globe decor, dollar store decor, repurposed globe

Again, it needed a couple of coats and a decent amount of time to dry before peeling off the letters.

Between the two, I like the black against the colours of the words better, but as far as ease – the spray painted version of my painted globe was much easier to peel off and left a much crisper image (and smoother surface).

Next time – black spray paint and it will be perfect.

Painted globe, globe decor, dollar store decor, repurposed globe

Painted globe, globe decor, dollar store decor, repurposed globe

Now’s a great time to pick up tattered globes at garage sales so you can make a full-sized version.  I’ve seen them done with gold leaf continents and even one painted globe that was made to look like the moon.

This would be cute in a baby’s room – maybe with the quote “Though she be but little, she is fierce”.  Or cover it with broken cd pieces to get a sort of disco ball effect?  Oooooh, I’ve got it!  Paint it with a hammered finish gold paint, add a bow or mistletoe and then marker on openings to make it look like a Christmas bell!

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These painted globes took next to no time to complete, save for drying time, and they cost $4 and some leftover paint – so it was a fun trial and error project.

 

Have a great one!

Too funny

 

 

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2017-10-17T17:54:58-04:00April 16th, 2015|CRAFTS, DECOR, REPURPOSE|1 Comment

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  1. casadecor February 5, 2018 at 6:41 am - Reply

    DIY’s is always a fun thing to do.. and globes are not very useful thing for decor purpose… but yes this diy gave a perfect idea to utilize it..

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