Thursday, 6 November 2014

Globe Trotting

Quirky ideas to upcycle old globes into fabulous décor accessories


To travel around the globe, I presume is every man’s dream. So lets pack our bags and start our travel! Well if not literally, at least we can travel around the globe in the world of décor.

Globes have always been fun to look at. Finding the place we live in to dreaming of the places we would love to go to. But due to geo-political changes, after a few years, these globes get redundant and new versions arrive in the market. But as they say old is gold, especially in the DIY world. And globes individually look so awesome with its orb structure and colored lands and waters, that with little alterations, amazing pieces of décor can be created.

We found a few globe-décor-DIY-inspirations that are totally out of the world!

This super creative idea is very simple, yet extremely impactful. Stick plastic write-up on the globe and then paint it with black chalk board paint. Remove the plastic to reveal the colorful writing.

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Take your old globe and paint in some metallic luster. Pin in golden pins to fill up the land space of the globe. Your globe in shining armor is all ready.

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Cut the globe in 2 halves and suspend a bulb through each one of them. Hang them and the north & south hemispheres are ready to bright up your world.

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Simply cut the globe in half, add plants to the bowl formed and tie it in your balcony or garden.

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Add a clock piece to the center of one half of the globe and see your globe pass through different times zones with this simple DIY clock.

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The globe in itself looks absolutely stunning. The curving lines and colored lands create an intricate design. Just add other elements around your globe and a very impactful vignette is created.
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The above globe DIY ideas are really simple yet stunningly awesome. Create one of your own to give your home that global flavor.