DIY Wanderlust Globe

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When my eldest son was learning how to talk he would make the typical baby goo sounds. This one day he made some unusual noises that sounded like "bak-pak-nn-ah-ri-ka", my husband and I laughed and proudly said our son's first words were "Back-pack in Africa". So this little DIY Wanderlust Globe is in honour of my little adventurer to-be. Go where ever the wind takes you little man.

How to hand-paint a wanderlust globe:
If you caught my favourite finds the other day you may have guessed that I would make the hand-painted Anthropologie globe because the other items (other than the earrings) were too difficult to make in such a short amount of time. I've been seeing these wanderlust globes being used as wedding guestbooks and I love the idea. My DIY Anthropologie Inspired Wanderlust Globe is a bit smaller but the instructions would work for a larger globe guestbook as well.

Here are the things you'll need: A globe from the dollar store, some black, teal and gold acrylic paint (or a gold paint marker), gold Krylon spray paint (and possibly some primer if you want to make it more durable).

I removed the globe from the axis and spray painted the axis gold.

To hand-paint the globe I started by painting all the water black. Note, if I were making a wanderlust globe wedding guest book I would probably prime it first to make it more durable.

Then I painted all the land teal. If you paint your own don't stress too much if the globe isn't geographically accurate - it's for show not for education. I did a few coats of each colour for good coverage.

I hand painted the names of the continents and oceans in gold. Note, this would have been easier with a gold paint marker. Then I sprayed the entire thing with a clear sealer.

I love the way this little wanderlust globe looks on my bookshelf however when I makeover my son's room it will have a new home.

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