Easy (& Adorable!) DIY Globe Art
Do you ever have things in your house that you buy with every intention of turning it into a cute project and then it just sits in your house for, like, ever and you forget it even exists?
Because I totally do that all the time. It’s pathetic, and one thing I’ve been working on lately is actually tackling all of these little projects that I’ve been putting off for years. It’s so silly to procrastinate on them – it’s not like they’re challenging or particularly expensive. I’m just a slacker!
Take, for example, this globe. I actually bought it for a little thrift store challenge that Young House Love hosted ages ago…
This cute little globe has been sitting in our garage for (literally) years just waiting for me to do something fun with it. I painted the base black right after I got it, and ever since then it has just sat there. So, recently, I decided it was high time I make it cute. I wanted to put it in Jackson’s room because he’s got a ton of shelves in there and we weren’t doing anything with them. It took me under an hour from start to finish to get this project done, so I cannot believe I didn’t take this on sooner!
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Turned out pretty cute, right?
This is seriously one of the easiest projects on the planet. I just wrote up my design in Word (I picked this sweet Dr. Seuss quote for no reason other than it felt like a good choice for a toddler’s room) and printed it out, then I used the same pencil transfer technique that I used when we made the growth chart in Jack’s room.
Once I had my pencil outline done, I went back in with my handy paint pens (I’m finding myself reaching for these constantly right now – they’re awesome!) and filled in all of the words. I gave it a few minutes to dry and then it was done!
At first, Jackson told me he didn’t like it and that I needed to find “a good place for it to live,” but when I told him I wanted it to live in his room he decided it could stay. I think it looks pretty darn adorable, and I love how it ties into the other little black accents in his room!
I can’t get over how simple and quick this project was, and I’m so proud of how it turned out!
If you want some more globe inspiration, you can check out my black globe project from a few years back – it’s still one of our most popular projects on the blog! There’s just something about globes that’s so enticing and so fun to display.
If you want any more details about anything you see in Jackson’s room, feel free to click around below for info on where to buy!
Have you ever made over a globe before?
I’ve seen where people have taken globes and cut them in half and made hanging lamps out of them.
I don’t suppose you remember what font you used?
Whoops! Can’t believe I didn’t include that! It’s Magnolia Sky – you can get it for free here!
This could be done with vinyl which could easily be removed, if necessary, to preserve the globe .
That’s a great idea! It definitely could.
I love your choice of quotes, and will definitely have to grab a globe somewhere. I hit the link to your cute growth chart as well, and I need to make one of those, too. But what really amazed me is that my son’s name is Corey and my grandson’s name is Jackson! What are the chances?
How funny!! What a coincidence!
The easiest decor project in the world haha.
Actually, I am a mother of a cute boy and a lovely girl, i am still lazy. So i really like simple decor like you did lol.
I have already made my own snow globe some snowy sparkle to my children rooms. If you want, I would love to share the guide to make these sweet little snowy scenes.
Thanks for the tutorials, Amanda !!!
Sounds like a fun idea!
Cute transformation. I usually buy things that I like without caring about what will I do with them. Maybe I should do something in order not to let them live lonely in my house lol. Thanks for inspiring me, Amanda.
Thanks, Ana! It can be so easy to just ignore these things forever!
Such a simple and Cute project. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. See you again next week.
Such a neat DIY! We have a globe in our homeschool room that I’d love to try this with. We’d love to have you share this at our weekly link party! http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/09/pumpkin-desserts-and-treats-weekly-link.html Hope to see you there!
Thank you for sharing this! I have a globe in the closet that needs some love. 😉
Happy Thoughts of Home! Pinning and sharing.
Aren’t globe makeovers so much fun!?
Have you seen the globes from DaySpring? They are very similar to this. But I like how you have made it so we can create our own saying. Super cute.
Yes! Those are so cute.
That’s truly the easiest decor project in the world but so cool. It makes me want to decorate my old globe for kids, love them so much! thanks for inspiration!
I like your bookshelf. It is simple but beautiful and convenient. Thank you for sharing wonderful pictures.
I have to say that I’ve stopped by many posts about DIY but this looks amazing and unique. It seems to fit my son’s room perfectly. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Thanks, Kevin! 🙂
I think it’s beautiful and sweet! I have an old globe here which I was thinking of giving away, I try to renew right now. Thanks for sharing useful information, and I’m looking forward to readin new posts.
I think it’s beautiful and so sweet. I have an old globe which I was thinking of giving away, but now I’m definitely doing this. thanks for share
Thank you, Tamar!
I’m in love with globes also! May be the next thing I begin collecting, lol
They’re so fun!
I think it’s beautiful and so sweet! That’s funny that he didn’t like it until it went in his room.
Thanks, Rachel! Toddlers are strange creatures sometimes, haha
Oh I LOVE globe art! This is just perfect and fits perfectly in the space!!
Thank you, Sara!
It looks great! I have an old and boring globe here which I was thinking of giving away, but now I’m definitely doing this. Thanks for the post!
It’s so quick and easy – can’t recommend it enough! 🙂
This is a great idea…..thanks for sharing.
You have inspired me Amanda, I love these little globes :).
I’ve been wanting to do something like this for ages! Glad you finally did it 🙂
It was so easy – can’t believe I waited so long! 🙂
I loooooove this! And I am totally with you on the slacker project train. I have so many things laying around that I’ve been intending to work on for days/months/years. I have a problem!
I am in love with this!! I always love a good Dr. Seuss quote and I couldn’t think of a cuter place than to put it on a globe!!!
I love this! I see globes all the time in thrift stores and this is a great use of them. So creative! Also, that book and quote are perfect for little ones.
Thanks, Emily! Globes are so much fun to decorate with!
Super cute! And it turned out so well <3
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