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diy project: halligan’s chalkboard globe

by Halligan

I have wanted a vintage chalkboard globe for quite a few school years. Unfortunately, I could never afford one and they are hard to come by. Even these beautiful reproductions are pricey! Today I’m sharing a quick and cheap way to get the look with out the hunt or the price! — Halligan

CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump!


  • chalkboard paint, one or two colors
  • 1″ paint brush
  • thin liner paint brush
  • outline paint color of your choice
  • chalk
  • globe (you can find them at thrift stores, eBay, or you can order a cheap one here or here)


Step 1: Paint all the water around the continents. You don’t have to get too close and perfect. Vintage globes like this aren’t precise! You will need at least two coats of chalkboard paint.

Step 2: Paint all continents with your other chalkboard paint color. If you are using the same color, leave a thin line separating the land from the sea so you will know where to line out the continents.

Step 3: Use your thin brush to outline all continents.

You’re done!

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