Contributed by: Tijana, Creator of the A Plentiful Life Blog and Salvation Army Creative Expert.
A friend asked me to help with a few girlie décor items. She wants her new home to have some fun feminine elements, so I decided to create a bright pink Inspirational Globe! Above is what the globe looked like before the transformation! I found this vintage globe at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store for only $5!
Sometimes items might look a little worn or not perfect, but with a little paint or cleaning it is amazing what you can create.
TO START: The tools
For this DIY I used items I already had on hand. Spray paint, decoupage glue, a sponge brush and scissors.
STEP 1: Take the globe apart. This makes painting much easier.
STEP 2: Paint the globe. I had this wonderful pink spray paint and thought it would really make the globe pop!
STEP 3: Cut out paper to decorate the globe.
STEP 4: Apply the paper cut outs with the decoupage glue. Here I found it easiest to apply the glue to the back of the paper, place on the globe, apply glue on the front and allow to saturate the paper for a moment. This made it easier to get the paper to lay flat as it adhered a lot better.
STEP 5: Spray paint the base. I used a silver spray paint, which was very difficult to use, and as you can see is definitely not perfect, but I liked that it gave it a vintage look.
FINAL: Put the globe back together and voila you have a beautiful piece for a bookcase or desk. I wish we didn’t have boxes everywhere so I could set it up nicely on a desk!
TOTAL COST OF DIY GLOBE:
Globe: $5 (Salvation Army Thrift Store)
Paper: $10 (Michael’s Craft Store – I only used a small amount and can use for other DIY’s)
Spray Paint: Free (in crafting kit) approx. $8 each
Paint Sponge: Free (in crafting kit) approx. $2
Decoupage Glue: Free (in crafting kit) approx. $5
Total Cost: $15
Total Cost – if you needed all items: $30
If you are like me and are a huge fan of thrifted décor, I think it is a really great idea to create a Craft Kit. In your kit I would include glue, scissors, cleaner, a few different colours of spray paint, a paint brush, an exacto knife and a staple gun. With these few items you can make over anything! Whether it’s a piece of décor that needs new life with a little spray paint or a chair that could use new material on the seat, this way you are always prepared for the next upcycle!