The answer? Ribbons.
I got lots of coordinating ribbon and just added strip after strip to the globe until I liked how it looked.
Here's what you'll need:
- an old globe
- various coordinating ribbon
- double sided adhesive (I used Aleene's Tacky Dot Roll which, I love.)
- glue gun
- fabric flower or leaf embellishments
- black stamp
Because I don't want to ruin the globe itself, I opted to adhere the bottom layer of ribbons to the globe with double sided adhesive so I could take it off again.
When the top of the globe is covered with the fabric from the ribbon, that's the time to fire up your glue gun. Put a dab of hot glue on the end of a length of ribbon and glue it to the ribbon "base" that is stuck on with the sticky dots.
Something to note: you will be pulling the ribbon from the top point on the globe down to the bottom point on the globe. It's held in there at an angle, so the best way to keep the ribbon fairly straight is to go from point A to point B.
Keep adding layers of ribbon until the whole globe is covered. I found the best way to do this was to do one kind of ribbon at a time and just keep turning the globe in order to evenly space them.
So then what to do with the raw edges on the top...? I tried wrapping ribbon around it. Um, no. I tried to do a little fringe of ribbons... wasn't really feeling it. Tried to cut out a black circle to "cap it off". Major fail.
Then I remembered these little silver leaves I bought for no other reason than that they were on clearance for 22 cents.
I dug into my stash and hot glued them, overlapping in a circle. A thinking girl would have thought to rub them with a black stamp before gluing them onto the globe, but apparently I am not a thinking girl.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I'm so excited for Halloween! (And I'm also excited that when Halloween is over, I can easily pull off all of this ribbon and still have a globe AND good sized lengths of ribbon for other projects.)
Win, win, win.
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