$5 Friday: Globe upcycled for Spring!

I got this globe at a yard sale for $1! The axis thingy was broken, so I have been trying to figure out what I could do to turn it into a fun piece of Spring decor. Here’s what I came up with…

I love how it has an “earthy” feel {hahaha} with the natural elements of moss and flowers. I am excited to incorporate it into my Spring Mantel {hopefully I’ll have that ready to show you next week!}
Here’s how I created my beautiful spring globe:
I got this amazing moss “ribbon” at JoAnn’s and it worked perfectly for cutting out all of the continents. I made a simple pattern using plastic and a chalk marker to trace around the continents. Once all of my moss was cut out, I painted all the “land” on the globe in a green color to match the moss. Then I used a lot of hot glue to complete the project! I glued the moss on first, and then started gluing the flowers one at a time. I found these robin’s egg blue paper flowers at a scrapbook store years ago! They have been sitting in my craft room and I was so happy to finally find the perfect use for them :) I started out gluing them pretty close together, but soon realized that I wouldn’t have enough flowers to fill the entire “ocean” so I started spacing them out strategically at the top and base of the globe. I really like the end result with the original pacific ocean showing through!
I even left a special spot to show the original globe manufacturer’s name:
So, what do you think?
I love it!!!
{And it really did cost me less than $5… $1 for the globe, $3 for the moss ribbon — I got it for 75% off because the package was opened– and the flowers were free!}
What are you doing to bring a little “spring” in?
{Oh, and p.s. I’m entering this project in the American Crafter auditions :) Check it out!}

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Comments

    • says

      Thanks! I know, I was dying when I saw that globe laying there with a $1 pricetag! There was a silver candelabra thing too that I didn’t end up getting and I’ve been kicking myself ever since :)

  1. says

    That is the cutest use for an old globe I have seen. Just adorable. Now I’ll have my eye out for an old globe at Good Will. Visiting from the grow your blog hop. I’m your newest follower.

  2. says

    This is awesome. I love globes first of all. I always want to buy globes when I see them.You can find them in so many sizes and colors I just find them so interesting. You just got my wheels turning now with making this globe tactile and 3-D! how awesome is that. Not only is it decorative but what a great piece aesthetically. This would translate well for children so well especially ones that find it therapeutic to touch different textures. Great job! Lesley

  3. says

    I love it! I have an old globe sitting here on my desk and it would look so much cuter transforming it like you did. I will definitely have to do this!

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