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Around the Globe

Happy (almost) Columbus Day, Scribblers! How are you planning to enjoy your long weekend? This holiday marks the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America in 1492. Everyone knows any good explorer always has a few tools on hand and a definite crucial one is a map.


It seems only right to embrace the adventurous spirit of the day with some fun DIY inspirations involving globes and maps! This is a great way to use souvenir maps from past trips or vacations, old atlases, and road maps; or breathe new life into broken or shabby globes with these exciting updates. Have fun exploring these cute and timely crafts on your day off!



Take half a globe and turn it into a unique bowl. Globe Bowl

Photo via Better Homes and Gardens

Spread “peace” on earth with contact paper and spray paint.       Peace on Earth globe

Photo via Endlessly Inspired

Grab some maps and some modpodge and spruce up a piece of furniture with decoupage.

Decoupage Map Dresser

Photo via Shelterness

Decoupage Map ChairPhoto via Roddy & Ginger

Save souvenir maps from vacations and cut them into shapes to display. Try butterflies or hearts.Map Butterflies

Photo via Image Surgery



Are you going to give any of these projects a try? How would you transform your old maps or globes?


Have a great Columbus Day everyone!

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One Response to “Around the Globe”

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Peace on Earth Globe!! I love the other projects too!! :)

    Comment by Jenn on October 13, 2013 at 6:37 pm

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