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Save the Date {a DIY Globe Update}

DIY Globe projects are everywhere these days & there was one idea I have been wanting to try for two years now... all I needed was the globe.  Obviously the timing was never right.  The globes I have been finding were too small or too pricey.  Finally a few weeks ago I found one at our local Goodwill for $2.98.  SOLD!  If my idea didn't work, I'd only be out a few bucks.

I decided I wanted to commemorate our daughter's mark on this world & make it literal.  After priming & painting the globe in basic latex paint (spray paint would have been easier, but the colors weren't right) I sketched her name & birth date onto the globe using this text as my guide.  (I freehanded mine, but there are numeros transfer techniques out there that would allow you to be more precise.)

I wanted it to be thin & wispy like the font above, however my first attempt using a paint brush added some extra bulk to my letters.

I ended up using good old paint pens to complete this project.  Black was used for the main areas with little highlights of gold added at the end.

***Paint Pen Tip:  I have found that the best way to get an even flow out of these pens is to hold them perpendicular to the surface you are writing on, not at an angle like you would normally write.***

I also added a little gold Rub'N'Buff to the stand...

This could be used to celebrate any important dates that have been made on the world.  Births, Marriages, Graduations... This may have just become my go to Baby Shower Gift, if I can find the globes!


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  1. Good job! But I really love the look of the old globe!! It was white, and you don't see much of those these days.

  2. I love this project? What is the name of the font you used?

    1. Thanks Jen! The font was Quikier... Here is a link to it:

  3. I am SO IN LOVE with this idea!!! ...and your choice of colors and font. My dad is an avid collector of all things, including globes. I will definitely be stealing one of them to make this. This looks so AWESOME!

  4. This is amazing, Kristen! So creative. I just might have to try this!

  5. Love this! Where do you purchase your gold rub n' buff???

  6. Love this! What a fun idea and executed so perfectly! On my project list :)

  7. The color of paint on the globe is perfect...what a great idea!!

  8. Oh my come up with the best ideas! Love it and pinning it!

  9. That is a wonderful job! So clever and unique. However, the geography nerd in me is mourning the loss of a perfectly good globe. ;)


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