Monday, September 29, 2008

Globe Bowl Project

I was inspired at a garage sale to do this project -- a vintage globe made into a decorative bowl! Great for holding fall candy :), or other pretty objects!! Wouldn't this be great piled with pinecones found on a nature walk? Or holding school supplies or items in a "prize box" for homeschool rooms? Or lined with wax or parchment paper to hold chips or popcorn? So many ways you could use this!


It was so easy, and really fun to do! I took the globe apart and decoupaged old book pages inside and for the little edging too. Add a little glitter, and voila!!

I had seen a similar project in an old Country Home, and when I was checking on the web saw how cool justsomethingimadehttp://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com made it look so I followed her idea for the book pages and glitter. Really "ups" the cool factor for this project!
I ended up sending this out as part of a fall junk swap that I was doing (REALLY hope my partner isn't reading this :) but I'm definitely going to end up making another one for myself!


Hope you're enjoying today!

What would YOU use this bowl for?!

ps--I decided that I'm going to use the old typewriter in a display in my library for a while, and then maybe sell it. :)

33 comments:

Tina said...

Your new blog look is just FAB!!!
Great idea with the globe
T

Sandy Toes said...

I love the bowl! How cute is that...some fun "balls" with glitter...I guess it's endless!
So cute!
Happy Monday!
-Sandy Toes

Cindy said...

I wanted to go to justmadeitathome, but when I click on it, it says no such blog exists?

I really enjoy your blog and check you out every weekday!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

cindy--i fixed the link--i totally had the wrong name in my head the 1st time!!

Stacey

ps-wouldn't justmadeitathome be a great crafty blog name? LOL!!! :)

Cathe Holden said...

YAY!! My heart skipped a beat when I saw your bowl. I've been blogging do-it-youself projects for a while and this is the FIRST project I have actually seen that was inspired from my blog. You did SUCH a great job!!!!!

I teeter mine in a random silver (garage-sale) bowl base to keep it from rolling over and all the buttons I currently keep in it from spilling out.

Again, thank you for sharing what you made!

Imperfect said...

Love the globe idea! It's so pretty.

Imperfect said...

Oh, and I'm glad to hear about what you decided to do with that wonderful, old typewriter!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

What a great idea! Would look great in a British Colonial decor or any room that has a travel theme!

Jenmomof4 said...

Great project!! love the glitter on the edge.

Libby said...

Love the new look of your blog! The bowl is such a great way to repurpose an old globe! Waste not, want not.

Jenny S said...

Great globe!! I just got an HUGE(8 inches tall) old dictionary for $5 this weekend and was looking for something to do with the pages...now I need a globe!!

Stacey said...

Great bowl:) And I like the blog you found it on- I bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.

MizSmoochieLips said...

Awwww, I love that!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Good grief...I passed on a globe Saturday. Bummer - you had me at the prize box, and home school room.

Christina said...

Just found your blog today. I love this bowl!

Blue Castle said...

Love that idea! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

VErYYYY cool.....I collect globes for my son's room. NOW I will have to be on the lookout for one for this..now that I am looking for more I bet I wont find them...rofl. cherry

Tammy said...

What an adorable idea! I've seen them used as overhead lights and the halves back to back to have a sort of borl on a stand. This is so cute! I love the scalloped edge you chose to use. Oh and thanks for the info on the blog backgrounds. I'll check her out soon.
Tammy

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You are so clever! I love this idea, it is so cute and practical! :)
Carrie

JuJu and Family said...

Stacey I'm back and checking out your blog. This is a great idea. I'm hoping that I'll be able to find an old one at a garage sale or something. I'd like an aged globe. Thanks for another good idea. Take care
JuJu

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I love coming over to your site to see what wonderful new thing you've "cooked" up. All your ideas and creations are so great. And thanks for sharing the site of your friend. It was delightful too.
One of these days I'll post a photo of my old typewriter display. It's on top on an antique sewing machine with a few other fun items. : )
Happy creating,
M.L.

Amanda said...

Cute, am enjoying your blog, new to blogging! Have a good day.

restyled home said...

I love this, and I especially love the scalloped detail around the rim! Your home is gorgeous, and I am enjoying going through your archives. Love that entry table all done up for Halloween...!!!

Linda

Nancy said...

Very wonderful bowl...
Does it wobble? - maybe some little clear plastic stick-on button feet...
As a book artist, I would put a bunch of my small books in it.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Sitting alone, the bowl does not tip at all. Even when I had it filled with pinecones, etc. it was stable! If heavy, unbalanced objects were placed in, then these different suggestions might work great! Thanks for the ideas, gals :), I'm so glad to have such wonderful bloggy friends!!!

Blessings,
Stacey

letters to elijah said...

okay.. that is just super cool! wow!

Margo said...

I absolutely love the bowl. I remember seeing the project also in a magazine. Your's looks better.
Margo

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http://robolady.blogspot.com/

Melissa Lester said...

That has to be the cutest idea in the world. Or in the globe. That would be so cute in a playroom. Very creative!

Laurel MacD said...

I've been following Just Something I Made for a while now - I've loved this bowl - yours is great!

Nancy said...

Stacey, I love the bowl!!! You did a great job! Nancy

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

Great idea! Your ideas about what to use it for are fantastic!

Glitter and Bliss said...

This bowl is so cute!!!! You know I love the glitter. :)

Monkey's Momma said...

That is really cool!