The holidays seem to bring out the DIYer in people. And my friends, my little DIYer is alive and well this holiday season! Hitherhencetofore…
How to make a glittered globe!
One day, I browsed the aisles of Value Village to fuel my Halloween inspiration. I had so much success I had to go back and browse the aisles of Value Village with the holidays in mind.
By the way, have you seen the DIY Holiday Gift Guide Pinterest board Value Village and I helped curate? It’s packed tight with great DIY gift ideas from across the web!
But here’s my own DIY contribution to the web… instructions on how to make your own glittered globe!
The first thing I did was cover my globe with newspaper so I could spray paint the base and frame. I didn’t HAVE to because the globe was eventually painted gold and smothered in glitter, but sometimes spray painting can get messy and lumpy and I just felt covering my globe would give me less trouble.
Then I painted my frame.
I let the paint dry for 24 hours and then covered the frame in foil.
I used foil because the clearance between the frame and globe can be slim. It was a good choice… And then I spray painted the globe with two coats of gold spray paint.
If you want to use a different color of glitter, I encourage you to use a base coat of paint of similar color. Covering a surface with glitter can leave gaps. If you have a matching base color, those gaps are nearly invisible.
After the paint dried I took my jar-o-glitter…
…and spray adhesive and went to town.
I worked in sections… spray adhesive, pour on glitter… spray adhesive, pour on glitter… lather, rinse, repeat.
I used latex gloves during this process and gently pressed on the glitter to get as much contact with the adhesive as possible.
Then I did it again.
Then I looked for bare areas and spot-glittered.
THEN… I covered my glittery goodness with clear acrylic sealer.
And just like Dorothy, when she clicked the heels of her ruby slippers 3 times… Or something magical like that…
I love her.
Joy to the world indeed…
Into chalkboard style-crafts? Check out my CHALKBOARD paint globe here.
Into hand-crafted ornaments featuring yarn and fuzzy balls? Check out that DIY here – with video!
*Originally published December 2013*