How to Upcycle an Old Globe into a Chalkboard Globe

prime the globe with appropriate primerWhether or not you’ve peeled the top layer of paper off of your globe, it now needs to be covered with a couple of layers of primer.

Choose a primer that will work with both the chalkboard paint that you’re using (there are several brands available, and even a D.I.Y. chalkboard paint recipe) and the cardboard material that the globe is made of, either smooth and shiny if you haven’t peeled it, or textured and porous if you have peeled it.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

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