Last week, I finally got around to switching over the clothes in my closet from fall/winter to spring/summer. Then, I brought the items I no longer wear over to Goodwill. While there, this vintage globe caught my eye.
Although it has seen better days, I took the globe home anyway thinking that I would upcycle it. So yesterday, I searched online for some repurposed globe ideas. I came across many creative ways to change the world. Here's what I found . . .
An easy transformation is turning half of the globe into a decorative bowl. The one above, from Better Homes and Gardens, rests on a simple glass candle holder.
These pretty globe bowls were created by Cathe of Just Something I Made. I love their scalloped paper edges.
Here are two examples of globes embellished with decoupage. Artist Wendy Gold, of ImagineNations, creates these whimsical art worlds using recycled materials. Aren't they stunning? Be sure to check out Wendy's website to see lots more.
Vintage globes can even become lamp shades. The pendants, below, are from Rosebud's Cottage.
This table lamp with a recycled globe shade is by giftbaskets4fun on Etsy. Love the beaded trim!
Fun decor in a dorm room, child's room or study, this globe turned chalkboard is by amysoldschool on Etsy.
A timely solution is this Northern Hemisphere clock by IMOTIME on Etsy.
And finally, a globe mounted in a shadowbox sports an assortment of vintage letter tiles by Beth Schaleben of Patina White. Such fun!
Aren't these repurposed globes wonderful? It's hard to decide what to do with mine, but I think I'm leaning toward trying my hand at decoupage. Once I give my Goodwill globe its facelift, you can be sure I'll share it with you.
To the artists of the global reinventions in today's post — thank you for the worldly inspiration!