I don’t think globes will ever go out of style. Our longing for travel and seeing new places is deeply ingrained. Mix a wood globe shape with the art of watercolor and you have yourself a trendy new piece of wall art! I am no painter, but what I love about watercolor is that you can apply multiple layers so any mistakes you think you make can be covered up. Art is in the eye of the beholder, after all! Read on to see how I made my very own watercolor DIY globe.
- Wood Globe Cutout
- Watercolor Paper
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
- Watercolor Paint
- Printable Quote
- Double Sided Tape
- Black Marker
The wood globe measures 16 1/2″ x 11 1/4″ so you need a watercolor pad large enough to cover the entire size. Open the pad and lay the globe face down on the watercolor paper. Trace the edges of the globe with a pencil. Cut out the shape.
Flip the globe back over to the front and apply a coat of the Mod Podge all over the surface with a sponge brush. Lay the cutout of the globe on top then flip the globe over so the weight of the wood won’t allow the paper to wrinkle as it dries. Allow 30 minutes to an hour to dry.
To use the printable, trim a piece of the watercolor paper into an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet that will feed through your printer and print the provided PDF. An inkjet or laser printer will work fine, just give the ink plenty of time to dry before using it. There is a faint gray circle around the quote to use as a guide for cutting it out.
Paint the globe with the watercolor paints. Once dry, adhere the quote to the center of the globe and paint it as well.
Painting the quote will dull the ink a bit. Use a black marker to go over the letters to make them pop a bit more.
I have various globes and maps scattered around my home (the love to travel runs deep!) so this DIY globe decor is a great addition to my collection. And since it’s painted, you can use any colors to match your decor.
This “Adventure Fund” graduation gift DIY project would also make a fun piece for any lover of travel who wants to save up for their next adventure!
Thanks to Michele from The Scrap Shoppe for this great project idea!
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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.