Thursday Thrifty Treasure Week 9 – The Globe Bowl

Today’s thrifty treasure is a vintage globe transformed into a display bowl well at least half of it.  The globe bowl is one of my favorite DIY projects.  I saw it in a magazine a few years ago and knew I could make one myself.  It’s easy and pretty quick too.

Globe Bowl on table

First of course you need a vintage globe.  If you follow me, you know I have more than a few vintage globes.   Globes are one thing I can never resist in a thrift store.

Globe mounting

First you have to remove the globe mounting by removing the screw in the base.

Remove the tape

After you have the sphere separated from the mounting, see tape holding the two halves of the globe together at the equator.  Remove the tape and take the globe apart.   Taking the globe apart is a little difficult but with determination it is possible.  I ran a dinner knife around the opening at the equator to help separate the two halves.

Globe half

You can let your imagination run wild figuring out what to do with the extra half of globe.  Pinterest is an excellent resource for inspiration but as you see I haven’t decided how to use my other half yet.

Base of bowl

I reattached the original globe base to the bottom of the half sphere I chose for bowl.  I placed it on a tray made from a recycled cabinet door in a Miss Mustard Seed painting class here.

Fall bowl filler

Then I filled the bowl with pinecones, natural white vase filler, some antlers, and pumpkin gourds.

Filled Bowl

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  1. I absolutely love this idea…such a creative use for a globe!

  2. What a great idea. I never would have thought of that. Thanks!

  3. I think that looks absolutely incredible! I want to do it! Thanks for linking up at Vintage Bliss Tuesdays. Jo

  4. Great tutorial Sharon–love globes, love the bowl. Looking forward to seeing your other ideas 🙂

  5. distresseddonna says:

    Great transformation of the globe into a bowl. If you have the time, please share this on Make It Monday – starts on Sunday at 7PM Eastern.

  6. How cute! What a fun project.

  7. What a fun display bowl! I might even try this one.

  8. etcetorize says:

    Looks great. It might just be the camera angle but I think it’s so funny to see the equator looking so wonky.
    I’m so glad you shared your post at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  9. Use the other half as a light pendant. It would look really cool if you poked out holes for diff cities too to let the light shine through! Thanks for sharing @ TTF!

  10. ooh, i would like one of these, but i haven’t found a globe cheap enough to be a globe, let alone a bowl!

  11. I love your idea with the globe. It turned out great. ((HUGS)) Jo

  12. Thank you! I wish I could take credit for the idea but I saw it in a magazine.


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