December 4, 2011

✥ DIY Pottery Barn Globe Ornament ✥


If I'm being honest, I have to say- I debated about whether or not to share this ornament.
Try as I might, I could not get the lines perfectly straight! The joys of painting a globe on a sphere.
Well anyway, for 60-ish cents, I figured it wasn't that bad. {I hope...}

The inspiration for the ornament comes from Pottery Barn, well- from Pottery Barn via Pinterest. 
I love me some globes, although this in is ridiculously inaccurate. My apologies to Canada, I think you guys and the island countries took the biggest hits for on size and shape.



Wanna make your own? You'll need:
*Extra Fine Craft Glitter- mine's from Martha Stewart
*Silver Paint Marker {for glass surfaces}
*Glue, Elmer's is fine

*Painter's tape
I started with the vertical lines and used tape to get {at least} those straight. The painters tape will pull up the paint marker, so no overlapping- bummer.
Since I couldn't use tape to horizontal lines, I decided to skip ahead to the countries. That way there would be less open space to cover.
I painted on Elmer's glue, then used silver and a light turquiose glitter. The plain silver may have worked for PB, but for mine it seemed a bit washed out.

Lastly, I used the edge of a piece of cardstock to wrap around the globe to use as a reference for the horizontal lines. Basically, used it like a pliable ruler- now that I think about it, I guess I have one of those. Hmmf.
Anyhow, not a perfect system, but good enough. Like I said, for 60 cents I'm pleased with it.
Do you ever feel that way once you're finished with a project? Sometimes the results really exceed my expectations and then others, not so much. :)


I'm also linked up here.

29 comments:

  1. Ok, first, if you hadn't said anything about the lines, I wouldn't even have looked twice at them. Second, it's beautiful! Great job!!

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  2. I think it looks GREAT!!! Precision is not neccessary with all of that sparkle ;)

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  3. I love it! I'm Canadian and I forgive you as this is an artist's concept, not an atlas. lol ~ Maureen

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  4. Love it! I'm trying this too, at some point before Christmas. I saw the same picture in my Pottery Barn catalog and thought - I can do this!
    I'm a new follower too!

    www.onedogwoof.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this ornament and am definitely making one! How beautiful!

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  6. What a great idea! I think you did a fabulous job drawing all the continents!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! Do you know how often I click on your stuff from a link party??? I really should just follow you already ;o) Such great content here!

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  8. I wouldn't have noticed the lines, this is so cute! I think I like your rhino just as much as the ornament.

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  9. How have I not seen this one? My favorite so far! You go girl!

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  10. wow. I haven't seen this yet at PB, but I love love love your version!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  11. I saw you linked up a few ornaments around... GREAT ones too!!! Would love you to come over next wednesday when I host an ornament only link up as part of my Delightful December series! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! Awesome job...the lines look great to me! So pretty. Pleeeease say you'll share it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-5-and-some-fabulous.html

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  13. visiting from the Weekend Wrap Up Party...Love this! You did an awesome job! :o)

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  14. Beautiful! And well done, you didn't have to point out the lines, I'd be none the wiser.

    And we Canadians can take being a little small :)

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  15. Just so you know, I am your newest follower! Come check out my blog. If you like what you see, follow me too!

    www.mommyforreals.blogspot.com

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  16. So lovely! I love the sophisticated look of globes... which you've captured wonderfully!

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  17. These are beautiful you are so talented thanks so much for sharing. I have just found your lovely blog through the blog on Sunday link wonderful to join in. I'm now following you hope you visit me and follow back so nice to find new friends to catch up with. Have a great day.
    Always Wendy

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  18. We are always our own worst critics and I honestly doubt anyone looking at this lovely ornament would notice any imperfections. They'd be too busy being charmed by it. I love the little sparkle it must add to your tree and I think it's a pretty good likeness to the original. Great job!

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  19. Beautiful! I love a great PB knockoff!

    www.sweetcsdesigns.com

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  20. So gorgeous! What a beautiful ornament :)

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  21. This is wonderful. I mean it is amazingly awesome! I would love to have one all my own!

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  22. Accurate or not, it's beautiful!

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  23. I think this one is my favorite of yours! I love the colors and the lines. And it evokes for me the beautiful holiday message: "Peace on Earth, Good Will to All."

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  24. Great job Becca! One of the best ornaments I've seen this year!

    Merry Christmas...Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute

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  25. I'm so glad you decided to share this - it's awesome!

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  26. This is super cool, what a great idea! So what if the lines aren't perfect, the ornament looks awesome. I'd have never noticed the lines if you hadn't said something :) Thanks for sharing this project!
    -Molly
    www.justalittlecreativity.blogspot.com

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  27. I think this is fabulous! {And as a Canadian, I do forgive your portrayal of our country!} I will be pinning this for next year for sure. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I always love your ideas! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
    Your friend, Jenn :)
    P.S. Sharing on my Facebook page too.

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  28. So gorgeous and unique! Would love love love for you to share this at our party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com/2011/12/co-hosting-pinteresting-link-party-week.html. Happy holiday! My

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