Peace on Earth Globe {Tutorial}

At last count, I have 1,175 pins on Pinterest. {Although I’m sure by the time I actually post this, there will be more.} Want to guess how many of those I’ve actually used? Probably about 72. But I have lofty plans, my friends.

Remember when I showed you guys my Berry Basket Daily Calendar and told you how I’d had that bad boy pinned for over a year before I did anything with it?

Surprise, here’s another one!

I saw this globe about a year ago and loved it, although “F this” isn’t necessarily a sentiment I would personally like to showcase in my home. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to make a globe that said “Peace” on it.

Peace on Earth Globe from Endlessly Inspired

And now I finally did. I will admit, it wasn’t the easiest project in the world. Not that it was all that difficult; more just that there were a lot of steps and waiting in between each of those steps that made it a bit time-consuming. But it looks so awesome, it was worth every second.

I found the globe for $3.99 at Goodwill.

Peace on Earth globe from Endlessly Inspired

I started by taking the globe off its stand. {Moron alert: I was fighting with the bolt on the underside of the base for literally 25 minutes. I used WD40, pliers, a hammer, swear words … that sucker wouldn’t budge. I was on the verge of tears of frustration when I realized that the rod going through the axis of the globe isn’t a full rod and all I had to do was pull up on the top part and the two-inch-long part pops right out of the globe. Urgh.}

I gave the entire globe and stand a good cleaning with Windex. As I was doing this, I noticed some spots that looked a little sad.

Peace on Earth Globe by Endlessly Inspired

I glued down the spot that was ripped, and went around the equator with my old friend washi tape to cover up where it was splitting. {Now there’s a phrase you don’t hear every day.} I pulled the tape tight while I was putting it on, and rubbed it with the back of a spoon all along the edges to make sure they were really stuck down.

Peace on Earth Globe from Endlessly Inspired

For the letters, I messed around in Word until I found a font and size that I liked, then I printed them out. {If you have a Silhouette or other vinyl-cutting machine, this would be way easier for you. Sadly, I don’t have one, so I had to resort to kindergarten-level tracing and cutting.} I then flipped the paper over and scribbled on the back side of each of the letters with a pencil. {I might be weird, but I think this picture looks totally cool. Like kinda 3D-ish.}

Peace on Earth globe from Endlessly Inspired

Then I flipped them back over, taped it to my removable white Contact paper and outlined the letters with a pen.

Peace on Earth globe by Endlessly Inspired

This then transfers the pencil outline to the contact paper so you can cut out the letters. This is the same method I used to do the lettering on our faux chalkboard summer fun list. {Again, I am sure there are many easier ways to do this, even if you don’t have a Silhouette. I briefly considered trying to run the contact paper directly through my printer, but was nervous I would ruin the printer so I didn’t try. But this method worked for me.}

Peace on Earth Globe by Endlessly Inspired

Once I had all the letters cut out, I used the equator as a guideline to line up the letters and stuck them on. Again, I rubbed the edges with the back of a spoon to make sure no paint was going to sneak under there.

Peace on Earth Globe from Endlessly Inspired

Then it was time to spray paint!

I sprayed both the globe and the stand with primer {I used Premium Enamel Spray Paint Color: Gray Primer} and then sprayed the stand with Valspar Brilliant Metal Spray Paint in silver.

To do the globe, I set it on an old plastic bangle bracelet and started spraying. {I used Valspar Premium Enamel Spray Paint in White Satin.}

Peace on Earth Globe by Endlessly Inspired

Once everything was dry, I peeled off the letters and gave the whole thing a couple of coats of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Enamel to seal everything and make it all shiny and perfect.

Then I popped everything back together and ta-dah!!

Peace on Earth Globe from Endlessly Inspired

My most favorite thing I’ve ever made.

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  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    July 25, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Wow, I’m impressed that you even made 72 pins. I really love how the globe turned out, great job Jenn!

    • Jenn
      July 25, 2013 at 11:52 am

      Thanks Ashley! That was just a guess, it’s probably not even that many. 🙂

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  • Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families
    July 26, 2013 at 2:06 am

    This is a cute way to decorate an old globe. It looks great, thank you for sharing such a creative project.

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    July 28, 2013 at 7:46 am

    I am loving this globe! It came out great. Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

  • Kathy T
    July 28, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I love this project ! I am on a hunt for a globe at a thirst store.

  • Mera
    July 28, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Wow! That looks really nice! I’m thoroughly inspired to get on pinterest now! I’m impressed by your goodwill deal too! 🙂 Found you on SitsSharefest, btw!

  • Sarah
    July 28, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    What a lovely tutorial – such a simple but effective idea. Both of your linkups are great this week 🙂

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • kim
    July 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Wow, I love this! I have near the same amount of pins.. how did I miss this one? You did an amazing job!

  • The Provision Room
    July 30, 2013 at 1:54 am

    Love, love, love this!!!!! Pinning this and will be on the lookout for a beat-up globe to do it! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  • Diana Rambles
    July 30, 2013 at 10:18 am

    What an awesome idea!!

  • Lanaya | Raising Reagan
    July 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    This turned out great!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. 🙂

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  • Allison
    July 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is so cute! I would never have thought to do this to a globe. This would look so cute in my craft room! I’m pinning it!


  • Bethany
    July 30, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Love this so much!

  • Krista @ the happy housie
    July 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I really love this -such a fabulous idea for the globe and it turned out soooo well. Great job!! I LOVE pinterest too!! I think I should go over and follow you now- love this style:)

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Inspiration Monday Party this week! I was so excited to guest host and to get to see so many fabulous new projects and blogs! Have a great week:)

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    August 2, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Wow! Such a creative idea! I love how you turned a phrase into art. Thanks for sharing!

  • Christina @ I Gotta Create!
    August 2, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Love it! Pinning it!

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

  • Amanda
    August 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I love this so much, what a fabulous idea!

  • Robin
    August 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    What a great idea! My kids have a globe that we put in storage a few years ago now I know what to do with it. I just hated getting rid of it. Pinned

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    August 6, 2013 at 8:38 am

    That is really cool!

  • DeDe@DesignedDecor
    August 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

    This is great, I love the idea and how it turned out! I am pinning and featuring! Thanks for linking up to Show me the Goods month end link party!

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    August 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    So VERY cute!! I love the look and the “peace on earth” theme. It would even work perfect for Christmas! Great job Jenn!

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    August 7, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Love this idea! So cute! Pinned!

  • Tammy
    August 8, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Love your “Peace on Earth” globe idea. Great tutorial.

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    August 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Yeah…I knew the globe I bought @half off last week at Sal.Army had another life in it!!!

    I wanna make something like this in green as a Christmas decoration 🙂

    (Found you thru …Gotta Create and like your site!)

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    October 8, 2013 at 4:38 am

    It looks great. And you made it seem much simpler than I first thought. Cool!

  • Debbie
    October 8, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Hi Jen..I came over for your SITS day. Beautiful Blog and this was a great tutorial. I blog on home design too…mostly furniture revivals.

    I’ll start following you on bloglovin. I live in Maryland now but from PA and went to Penn State. Just wondering where you were in central PA.

    Best of luck growing your blog!

    • Jenn
      October 8, 2013 at 8:05 am

      Hi Debbie, thanks!! I just checked out your blog, and it’s awesome! I love furniture makeovers. I’m following you now on Bloglovin’. 🙂 I went to Penn State too, that’s where I met my husband. We graduated in December of ’97. And we actually live in State College! Where in Maryland do you live? My husband grew up in Rockville.

  • Savvy Working Gal
    October 8, 2013 at 8:33 am

    This is really cool. I would never think to do something like this. You really do find inspiration in everything. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  • Sheila Skillingstead
    October 8, 2013 at 9:33 am

    I too love Pinterest but definitely have only done a handful. I find Pinterest is great for future projects. My favorite one I did was a faux-birdhouse fence. A windstorm knocked it down last weekend but it will be going back up soon. The globe is beautiful. I could see doing other spheres with words for parties. Enjoy your SITS Day.

  • Jen
    October 8, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I like your interpretation of the globe! Very cute and well-executed. I spray paint things all the time and have NEVER thought to use an old bracelet to hold up the round things! Thanks for sharing!

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    October 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

    What a PROJECT!! That is just so cool… I love how it turned out!! Happy SITS day!!!

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    This is so creative and a really great decoration! Thanks and happy SITS day!

  • Shanna
    October 8, 2013 at 11:58 am

    This is a wonderfully creative project! I would love to make one just like it for Christmas! And by the way, 72 pins is an amazing feat! I think I have done 5…tops. Thanks for sharing Jenn!

  • ronnie
    October 8, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    So cool. I love your instructions (with the hard parts too)!

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    Cool project. I’m impressed that you’ve even tackled 72 pins!

    Happy SITS Day!

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    October 8, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Oh, wow! This is super cute! I would love to get my hands on a globe to do this for my office!

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    October 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Wow!! I love it!!

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    This is such a cool project! Thanks for sharing on SITS 🙂

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    October 8, 2013 at 11:35 pm

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    What a cute idea to re vamp an old globe, this would be so cute in my new nursery! Happy SITS day!

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