You may have noticed while blog and/or Pinterest surfing recently that vintage globes as a decor element have become quite popular. I love the look of multiple globes in various sizes lined up on a shelf where I can sit and imagine all of the places I would love to travel to. I remember my dad having a globe collection in his studio when I was younger and I now have a collection of them in my craft room!
As an avid thrifter, I am always on the lookout for vintage globes while out and about. I may have my daughter so well trained that she will point them out while thrifting as well (start them young!). Just like with most home decor trends, this design element has made it’s way into the craft world as well. From altered globes to globes as an embellishment on handmade greeting cards, there are a world of ways to use globes on your paper crafts!
Trending Paper Crafts: Paper Crafting Goes Global
Maybe you have found a great deal on a globe, but it isn’t in the best condition — fear not! Grab that bargain and put your paper crafting skills to work by giving your globe a make-over to match your decor.
Globes are not just for decorating, globes are also a popular design element for handmade cards and scrapbook layouts. I love this layout about scoring some globes while shopping, and I can totally relate to that feeling! From wishing someone bon voyage to welcoming a new little one to the world, there are lots of fun ways to incorporate a globe into paper craft ideas.
There is more than one way to add a globe to your decor. Try creating a globe-themed altered canvas or frame a free printable to make your home go global.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.