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Rifle Paper Co. Inspired Hand Painted Globe

I am so excited to share this little labor of love with you all. I had always wanted one of those adorable hand painted globes I saw at Anthropologie last year. But the price tag was woof and I mentally pinned it in my mind to try and recreate. Although globes are easy to come by I was on the hunt for one that had a stand I really liked. So when I spotted this little lady at Home Goods for $7.99 I was sold.
This is a before of the globe. It was just a simple sphere covered in a paper map. I considered peeling the map off but didn't want to worry about texture issues. So I just decided to paint over it.
I already had paints on hand from P's floral first birthday, so that is what I used for this project. First was painting the globe a light blue. I did two coats and let it dry overnight then I started on the flowers. Using my favorite Rifle Paper Co. flowers as inspiration along the way.
I must have painted over the quote I wrote ten separate times. At first I wasn't happy with the quote and then once I decided on a quote I wasn't happy with my handwriting! A friend of mine, Julia, pointed me towards the quote I ended up using. "Everywhere you go, go with all your heart" - Confucius

There is so much I love about this saying, especially at this point in my life. I feel like it takes us so long to figure out the things that make us happy. So I hope that whatever my daughter decides to do or pursue she always does it all in, heart fully invested. Follow your heart but bring your head was a close runner up ha!
I used a regular gold sharpie (although in hindsight a paint pen would have been easier) and then I took a gold jellyroll pen and wrote over it. Like I said it took about 10 times before I was happy with the way it looked! Luckily I could just paint over it if it didn't look good! I wish I was a calligrapher because I can only image how cool that would look but my penmanship will have to do.
So there you have it! I am tempted to add one more section of flowers closer to the quote and spray the metal part gold. For now though that will do!

27 comments

  1. You did such a beautiful job! Love the colors!

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  2. I just can't get over how beautiful it is!!

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  3. I love this! Your handwriting looks so pretty and those flowers.. you've got skill my friend!

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  4. I LOVE this! I would totally buy one from you!

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  5. Girl you have mad talent! This came out great! I love it. And the colors? Beautiful! Great job. I'd buy one from you, too! :)

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  6. I LOVE LOVE this!! so cute. and i agree with rachel... start selling these :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  7. This is so adorable!! You did an amazing job my friend!

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  8. This turned out so perfectly! I am obsessed! And your penmanship is beautiful! Seriously, I would kill for some of the things I write to look so fancy!

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  9. Wow, this looks great! I love the flowers, you did such a great job!!

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  10. I love this! When do you find time to squeeze in all these adorable crafts, photography and Motherhood on top of working full time & being a wife?! You are a PRO! xo

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  11. So pretty! I wish I had ANY artistic talent!

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  12. So pretty! I wish I had ANY artistic talent!

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  13. Love this! Your daughter will cherish this forever...especially since it is written with your handwriting. It looks so professional!

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  14. You are seriously talented friend! I cannot believe you just free handed those flowers!

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  15. I love everything about this! I wish I was that crafty! Awesome job!

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  16. It turned out so pretty!! And I LOVE the quote - it's perfect!

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  17. Laura, this turned out AMAZING. I saw you posted about it on your instagram and I was really hoping you would post a tutorial. I want to make one too!

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  18. You are so talented!! I would never in a million years be able to pull that off!!

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  19. This is gorgeous!! You did such an amazing job and this will be something your daughter will treasure forever!

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  20. Amazing!!! It turned out so beautiful! I pinned it because I want to make one for our house. And each of my kids. Ha ha!

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  21. This is adorable! Good job! I love love love the quote!

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  22. You did an AMAZING job! I LOVE this. I seriously wish I could bold and make love bigger because seriously, I'd totally pay money for that!

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  23. I LOVE Rifle Paper Co, but I can only imagine the cost of something like this if it were actually Rifle. I'm OBSESSED with this little project! thanks for sharing :) XO

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