Thursday, July 7, 2011

Chalkboard Globe

I wanted to share a little project I finished last night.  I take ZERO credit for this crafty idea because I definitely did not come up with it myself!  Stephanie at Under the Table and Dreaming gave me the great inspiration!
I found this globe at Goodwill a few weeks ago.

First I wrapped the metal part (Is there a technical term for that part?  I'm sure there is but I'm typing this during naptime and lets be honest, time is precious so I'm not looking it up!)

Doesn't the globe look like he has a little mohawk!  Cute!

Wrap the base in a plastic bag and tape to secure...

then SPRAY the heck out of the globe with chalkboard spray paint and let dry.  I have to admit the teacher in me cringed when I started spraying the globe.  Something about it felt very wrong.  Like I was graffiti painting our planet or something.  But I fought through it and love how it turned out!

I wrote on there "Oh the places we will see (I hope) and listed some places I want to visit (hint, hint, honey).  Then after you visit you can cross them off.  I've seen other people use these as message boards too.  Have you guys seen this project out in the blogosphere?  Has anyone tried it out? 


  1. All I can say is - Wow! What a great idea.

  2. you've inspired me to finally get to my globe; it's been sitting there for about 8 months now :)

    I hope you get to travel to all of those places.

  3. Love this idea. Take me with you when you go!

  4. So stinking cute! I cracked up at the mohawk comment. And agreed: it did look cute with the mohawk. :)

  5. Knock it off!!! This is so great! Now I just need a globe....

  6. Ahh...I love this too! I may have to borrow this idea