I believe that this, by far, is the most exciting project I have ever made. I saw the amazing Globe on the Whipperberry blog and instantly fell in love. I immediately went to Ebay to find the perfect gem of a globe for my try at the project shared by Christene. She is the genius behind this amazing idea. Here is Christene's post about the project. Below are my photos of the globe project following her directions.
Happy Globe - ready for it's transformation
I taped up the metal parts so I could spin the globe and spray with the paint
The metal AM/PM disk at the top was also taped up as well as the disk at the bottom
Spray, spray spray until the whole globe is covered
Globes are made out of paper so they can bend easily into the round shape along the score lines and you can see those lines here.
And here we are all painted and untaped
Time to season the globe. After it's completely dry, I left mine overnight, you can rub the whole surface with the side of a piece of chalk.
I then used a hand towel to brush off the chalk and rub it in to the globe. It's gave the globe a true chalkboard appearance and it also filled in the seams a little. The bumps you see in the surface are the mountain bumps on the actual globe!
And she's all complete!
Have fun writing any message you want on your new globe
I encourage you to visit The Whipper Chicks they have amazing projects and super yummy recipes that they have shared on their blog!!
And these cookies I have already made twice!!
The Whipperberry recipe can be found here.
Photo from the Whipperberry Red Velvet w/ White Chocolate Chips blog post