The V Spot

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Scary Places chalkboard Halloween globe (huh….?)

OK, yes…. chalkboard globes have been done.  I’ve seen a couple of them that are inspirational.  (Can’t remember exactly where… so sorry..)

So when I found a globe for 50 cents and Halloween  is just around the corner, I knew exactly what I wanted to do to it.
I wanted to map some of the Scary Places on the planet:

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My garage sale globe:

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This old globe had countries that were no longer in existence, but it had cool numbers and raised areas on the globe itself.

I spray painted the stand a metallic silver. When it dried I used painter’s tape to cover it up. (Sometimes painter’s tape comes in handy, but not always.)

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I used a good primer on the globe, then sprayed it with Rustoleum’s chalkboard paint.  Once that paint had dried, I rubbed chalk all over it, then wiped it off again.  (This helps to “cure” the chalkboard paint.)

Then, using my Super-Duper-Sucky geographical/artistic prowess, I chalked out the continents on the globe.
We added places that were known to be scary… Transylvania, Sleepy Hollow, Salem, the Bermuda Triangle…

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It may be a little goofy… but it makes me smile.

check the bottom of the blog to see where I link this up

67 Comments

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Shelley said...

September 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm
Ok, LOVE this idea! What a perfect way to switch it up for Halloween too :D
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Shawn said...

September 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Sadly the only thing I took from this is that you found a globe for .50! Please tell me where in the world that happened!
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Shannon said...

September 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm
It makes me smile too. Love the look, price, and creativity. How fun it will be to change it up for the Holidays. The North Pole for Xmas, the place you met your husband for Valentine's Day, Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, etc. Thanks for sharing.
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The Answer Is Chocolate said...

September 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Oh Viv I love this idea!
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Laura :) said...

September 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Goofy yes, but I like it, too!! :)

I LOVE it!!!!! I'm sitting here with a goofy grin cuz I love it so much!!! :)

I hope I find a cheap globe SOON!!!
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MiMi said...

September 12, 2011 at 4:59 pm
I like it! And you can use it for other things too, I'm sure. :)
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meg@happylooksgoodonyou said...

September 12, 2011 at 5:27 pm
I love this! So creative! Great job!

-Meg
www.happylooksgoodonyou.com
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Connie said...

September 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm
That is a brilliant idea!
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Dragonfly Treasure said...

September 12, 2011 at 6:11 pm
Boo-tiful!!
Awesome idea!
*hugs*deb
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Kei said...

September 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm
Awesome idea, perfect for Halloween decor!
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Jenn Erickson said...

September 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm
Viv, this is a totally fun and creative new take on the chalkboard globe! Love it!

Jenn
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OurAzFamily said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm
I made a chalkboard globe for our family a while back, but never thought of putting scary places on it! How cute!
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Megan said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm
That is so fun and creative, great job!
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Emmy said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm
That is cool! I have never seen anything like that
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Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm
goofy, nope. awesome, yep.
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Kristy said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:39 pm
Ok.. So I really like this idea, however I am cringing because I have recently decided to start collecting globes and OMGSH you painted the very globe I am in search of... Aagggghh!! And it was 50 cents to boot!! : O
Haha! Seriously tho- love it!! : )
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Jen said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:46 pm
CUTE! I love all things Halloween-y :) And I've never seen a chalk-board globe before, so there :) Thank you!
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Richella said...

September 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm
Oh, that's cool. Really cool. And just think of all the other iterations of this. . . labeling where friends live. . . where your blessings come from at Thanksgiving. . . where different Christmas traditions come from. . . .

For 50 cents and a bit of time, I think you've got yourself a winner!
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Judy @ In His Grip said...

September 13, 2011 at 1:44 am
I really like this. I collect globes so this is a great idea for me.
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Katie said...

September 13, 2011 at 2:00 am
This is such a cool idea! I haven't seen a chalkboard globe before! Love it!
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lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

September 13, 2011 at 2:39 am
LOVE THE GLOBE. great idea. ive been looking for some globes myself with no luck. yours turned out great and you could use it over and over again for different seasons.
lauren
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Carolyn said...

September 13, 2011 at 2:42 am
Love love love it! Spookalicious!
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Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

September 13, 2011 at 2:53 am
I love this 0 it is so so so cool!!

~Becca
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Debra said...

September 13, 2011 at 3:09 am
Wow!! That is the neatest idea! I am a globe fanatic so this is right up my alley. Now if I can find one for a bargain and bear to cover it up... :)
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THIS IS ME....ONLINE said...

September 13, 2011 at 4:16 am
Wish I could put a "different spin" on the chalkboard globe, but I can't. That is so different and so cool. Love it.
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Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

September 13, 2011 at 4:52 am
This is awesomely spooky Viv!!! I LOVE the scary places written in chalk - what a fun idea!!
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Myya said...

September 13, 2011 at 6:52 am
You always do such fun things for Halloween! Ooohhh you could totally make a big giant scary eyeball out of it too!
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Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

September 13, 2011 at 12:02 pm
Love it -- so creative and clever! I have an old globe waiting for a make over . . . hmmmm . . .
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Word Nerd said...

September 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm
Super cute! I know what I'm doing this weekend... ;-)
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THIS IS ME....ONLINE said...

September 13, 2011 at 6:17 pm
You know this would be a really neat idea for a teacher gift. The teaching options are endless.
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Fabiana ~ Ciao! Newport Beach said...

September 14, 2011 at 12:10 am
I am a new follower from Savvy Southern Style and I love this idea. I don't have time to do many crafts, but this I will do! I love fun Halloween ideas.

Stop by and say Hi sometime soon...

ciao
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SSzem said...

September 14, 2011 at 2:16 am
that is SO neat!! Totally linking that to my fb page right now!

Shannon
Sweet Stella's
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carol said...

September 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm
I love globes of any kind and don't have a single one! Where did you ever find one for .50?
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Anne said...

September 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm
That's so cool! And I love that you can change it up for different holidays and occasions!
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Coley said...

September 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm
Seriously, so clever! I knew I could have done something with that globe for 50 cents at a garage sale! Now I'm going to kick myself!

Coley @
www.whatyoumakeit-coley.blogspot.com
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Meredith Resnick said...

September 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm
Very cool.
I love globe art!
But I don't seem to find them this cheap...
~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

A Mother Seeking...

This week, "Night Stand Transoformed"
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Gina said...

September 16, 2011 at 1:02 am
This globe is not goofy at all. Actually, I think it's pretty ingenious & creative!
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Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

September 16, 2011 at 1:16 am
Putting you on FB! :) Thanks for linking!
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Sonja said...

September 16, 2011 at 10:03 am
Hi, I saw this globe on Creation Corners Link Party. I love this idea!
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Candace @ Candace Creations said...

September 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm
HI! This is a really cool project I love it!

come link up tomorrow at scrappy saturdays!
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april@gingerbread said...

September 17, 2011 at 12:44 am
what a great idea...you could write lots of spooky stuff on that globe! I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v5.html
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Ashley J @ MommyByDayCrafterByNight said...

September 17, 2011 at 12:53 am
This is darling! I love it! What a great idea! I have never seen a spooky globe before, but I am definitely a fan!!
xoxo, Ashley J
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Jayna Rae said...

September 17, 2011 at 4:58 am
I think this is super cute! If I were to copt you, I'd enlist the hubby to draw the continents. I know his artistic perfectionism would fair better than if I did it. I will be on the look out now for a globe.
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

September 17, 2011 at 5:30 am
Great idea.
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Sophisticated Glamorina said...

September 17, 2011 at 6:38 am
Made me smile too. ;D
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RhettDidntGiveADamn said...

September 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm
This is wonderful. I passed on a cheap globe because it was in rough shape. Now I'm wishing I'd kept it and painted with chalkboard paint - but it never occured to me! xo
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Jen-CraftOManiac said...

September 17, 2011 at 4:27 pm
how darn clever is this? I JUST LOVE IT. SO cute. WELL well done. WINKS-jen
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paige said...

September 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm
Great idea! I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party -

Creative Genius - http://www.thecreativepaige.com
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Ellen said...

September 17, 2011 at 6:30 pm
What an awesome idea. I love it. It would be great at christmas to have kids mark where they live ....lots of ideas can branch out from this. W.T.G
Hugs,
Ellen
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Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

September 18, 2011 at 1:27 am
How clever! I've seen this on lots of link parties and finally had to click over--love it!
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Modern Frills said...

September 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I completely love this. how fun! Now I have to go thrifting for an old globe:)
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confessionsofabrighteyedbaker said...

September 18, 2011 at 6:43 pm
This is so creative... who would have thought of a Halloween globe and all of the places you could put on it? Great job!
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Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

September 19, 2011 at 1:08 am
This globe is adorable! I keep seeing globes at thrift stores and will absolutely snag one for this project next time I run into one. Thank you so much for linking up at Savvy HomeMade Monday and I hope you will come back and party again!
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Natalie @ Johnny In A Dress said...

September 19, 2011 at 1:31 am
Brilliant! Love it! What a fun idea!
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Promosyon said...

September 19, 2011 at 10:35 am
This is wonderful. It would be great at Christmas to have kids mark where they live. Artistic perfectionism is you done better than my work.
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Jenn Erickson said...

September 19, 2011 at 7:39 pm
Every time I see this project it makes me smile and feel inspired!

Jenn
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Milla said...

September 20, 2011 at 1:18 am
Wow what a steal! 50 cent! Wow! Amazing! I would've never thought of doing that, but I might do it now if I find another globe. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Pamela said...

September 20, 2011 at 1:51 am
I have to go get chalkboard paint TOMORROW. I keep seeing these great projects. First stop is Good Will to see if I can find a globe!
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gail said...

September 21, 2011 at 2:37 am
super cute the way you embellished the chalkboard globe! I painted one for my daughter to sell at her booth. I think I'll share this idea with her.
thanks for linking up to catch as catch can.
gail
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Lesley said...

September 23, 2011 at 11:31 am
You are such a smarty pants.
Can I maybe borrow your brain sometime? Only for a day? I promise to barely abuse it.
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Holly Lefevre said...

September 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm
Brilliant and oh so spooky! This is super fun.
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WhyCuzICan said...

October 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm
You ROCKED that globe!! Now I know where not to go to if I was a witch (boo, Salem)

Visiting from MidWestern Sewing Girl's Linky Party {Everything Halloween} today,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois
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custom suits said...

November 30, 2011 at 11:28 am
Super cute the way you embellished the chalkboard globe! I painted one for my friend to sell at her booth. I think I'll share this idea with her.
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oil spill kits said...

December 5, 2011 at 3:02 am
This world is adorable! Keep see the globe stores savings, will just snag one of this project the next time I'm up to 1.
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group lockout tagout said...

January 17, 2012 at 3:58 am
This is a nice creativity shear here. this is a totally fun and creative new take on the chalkboard globe. I excited for it.
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Baby nutition said...

January 18, 2012 at 7:42 am
It is great creativity. I found them on a website while I was searching for something else. I am really very glad after read here and I appreciate for the information that you presented here.
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scooter shops said...

January 21, 2012 at 7:13 am
That's so cool! And I love that you can change it up for different holidays and occasions!

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