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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69 thoughts on “Peace on Earth Globe {Tutorial}

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  3. Mera

    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!

  4. kim

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

  5. Lanaya | Raising Reagan

    This turned out great!

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

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  6. Allison

    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!


  7. Krista @ the happy housie

    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:)

    Krista @ the happy housie

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  11. Robin

    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

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  14. Karen

    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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  18. Debbie

    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!

    1. Jenn Post author

      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.

  19. Sheila Skillingstead

    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.

  20. Jen

    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!

  21. Shanna

    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!

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  23. Mo at Mocadeaux

    I am constantly in awe of those of you who can take something so simple and transform it into something so beautiful. This globe is fantastic! I’m guessing there is going to be a mad dash to find globes at second hand stores before they are all gone with people making their own Peace on Earth globe! Happy SITS Day!

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