Hey, everyone! I teamed up with the folks from Darby Smart to bring you this post and I am so thrilled to share this project with you all!
When I was a little kid, I was so excited whenever I got mail. It didn’t matter what it was, I just felt so important to get a piece of mail. Now that I am an adult, I dread when the mail comes. All I get is bills, bills and more bills. Well, this company has made me happy to get mail again! If you haven’t heard of them before, I highly suggest you check out their website!
They have tons of how-to-videos, as well you can sign up for the Darby Smart subscription box. Every month you can expect a stylish DIY mailed to your door for $19 per month. When you factor in how expensive craft supplies are, that is a pretty great price!
For the month of December, Darby Smart sent out this really cool globe DIY and I was overjoyed to receive it! This box included a ready to paint globe and some gorgeous markers. I have always wanted to do a fun globe DIY so I was more than happy to receive this!
I wanted to do something really different, though. I am all about doing something totally out of the ordinary and I wanted to really jazz up this globe. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do so I headed to my favorite place for inspiration — Dollar Tree.
I walked up and down every aisle waiting for something to jump out at me. Then I saw this…Yup. This was exactly what I needed.
First things first, I needed to paint the globe. I wanted a really textured look so I mixed together these two paints. I made a really light blue mixture, so light that it was more white than blue. I needed a little bit of definition so I lightly stroked some of the areas with the darker blue.
This is what my palette looked likeI would pull different colors to bring more definition. I wasn’t too concerned about staying in the lines because I would be covering the “earth” with moss.
Once the paint I had dried, I started to add the moss. This was actually really fun! All I did was use hot glue. It stuck really well. Now obviously the moss doesn’t make crisp, defined lines, but that is okay. If I wanted to really highlight the shape of a country I would use less moss on the lines of the country. This globe is great because the lines are there ready and waiting for you to put your mark on it.
I felt that the globe needed a little more life and color, so I bought these gorgeous butterflies from Dollar Tree.
And viola! I am not going to lie… my globe needed a bit of a hair cut! I trimmed up the moss with a pair of scissors. I love my globe!