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Best DIY Globe Projects in the Entire World

Do you love globes or are you always finding them in thrift stores? Here are 18 DIY globe projects that you’ll love – great home decor inspiration!

18 of the Best DIY Globe Projects in the WorldI recently started a globe collection. Yep, I’m a collector. Did you know that about me? I used to collect snowglobes. I’ve also collected ceramics, patches and even music boxes. I guess it just gives me something to strive for?

I don’t know why I do it, but my latest collection obsession is globes. I’m even open to some DIY globes, actually. I’ve been visiting thrift stores now and again to see if I can find any old/broken ones to convert into some other stuff.

My decor is modern, and I feel like even though they look very “traditional library,” they go with any decor!

If you are a globe lover too, check out this collection of 18 DIY globe projects. If you happen upon any damaged globes, these ideas will come in handy. Scroll down to see them!

DIY Globe Projects

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World of Love

Love makes the world go ’round, and this project shows you how to craft that message.

See how it was done at Post-Grad Crafting

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Gold Leaf

I have an obsession with gold leaf these days, so this globe is perfect.

Get the how-to at Love & Renovations

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Budget Bowl

Turn a thrift store find into a home decor centerpiece.

Learn more about the project at Better Homes & Gardens

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Wall Art

Create unique wall art with wood, paint, a globe and letters.

Photo inspiration from Patina White

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Chalkboard Paint

Revamp an old globe and turn it useful with chalkboard paint.

Get the how-to at P&G Everyday

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Sheet Music

I love that Jessica personalized her globe with sheet music and Mod Podge.

Learn how it was done at Cutesy Crafts

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Globe Pendant

Turn any globe into a pendant light using this tutorial – and especially love the way these are decorated!

Learn how it was done at Home is What You Make It

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Spray Painted

Use vinyl letters, spray paint and remove for a unique home decor piece.

Get the instructions at Upcycled Treasures

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Paper Circles

Jennifer got a damaged globe at Target, and made it pretty using paper punched circles.

Get the how-to at Hydrangea Hippo

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Light Cover

What’s a great way to get rid of an old light fixture you don’t like? Replace it with a globe cover.

Get the tutorial at the DIY Showoff

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Globe Installation

It would be fun to decorate an entire room with globes on the ceiling, don’t you think?

Learn more at BozARound

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Small World

Alexis gave her globe a makeover using a Small World theme to go with her vintage Disneyland room.

Find out how to do it at Persia Lou

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Coastal Inspired

When are expensive napkins worth it? When you use them to decoupage a globe.

Find the step-by-step at The V Spot

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Washi Tape

Spray paint and washi tape are the perfect way to make a globe turn into a fun centerpiece.

See how it was done at Harding Happenings

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Wall Clock

Install a clock mechanism into half of a globe and hang on the wall for a unique timepiece.

Photo inspiration from Better Homes & Gardens

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Lots of Lights

Turn a globe into a useful nightlight by drilling holes.

Photo courtesy of Flickr user R Briggs

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Spring Update

Holly found this globe for a $1, then gave it a unique spring revamp that I love.

Find the how-to at My Sister’s Suitcase

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Vinyl Quote

Heather revamped her globe using some paint and a vinyl quote cut with her Silhouette.

Get the instructions at Whipperberry

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Mandy Kay Starner

Monday 24th of March 2014

Thanks for sharing these ideas. I have been collecting globes too and its fun to do something different with them once in a while. Here is a globe that I altered recently...

http://www.heyheymandykay.com/2014/01/chalkboard-globe.html

katie

Thursday 13th of March 2014

i love this round-up. We just got rid of a globe and now I'm sad because their are so many cool ideas!