Greetings and Happy October! This was an exciting weekend for my family as one of our own got married! My niece, Faith Elizabeth wed her college sweetheart in an absolutely stunning outdoor wedding. As their guest registry they had everyone sign a globe. Come see how easy it is to make a wedding globe!
In case you missed it, I shared how to make a wedding globe last fall when my son got married. He and his wife love to travel. On the night he proposed he promised, “We will travel the world together.” So, it seemed fitting they use a globe as a guest registry! I found this globe at a consignment store for about $20. It’s neither vintage nor old, so I didn’t feel guilty about painting it.
The globe comes off of the stand easily by removing the screw and pin from underneath.
I decided to paint the base and stand gold. My go-to gold paint is Pure Gold Metallic by Rust-Oleum. It works great on wood, metal, plastic and masonry. (You can see where I painted our mailbox flag using the same gold paint here: Painting a Mailbox )
I painted the globe with a flat black chalk paint then reassembled the globe and stand. This entire project was quick and easy, and fairly inexpensive. I bought gold fine tip permanent markers to go with the globe.
You can see the outlines of the raised continents and oceans but once the globe is covered in gold writing it blends in nicely.
Isn’t the gold much better than the previous oak finish? (Isn’t anything better than an oak finish?)
Here is the globe with some of the signatures at the wedding reception. This is such a fun keepsake! And you know how I love gold and black together! Many folks use a wedding registry book and after the wedding it gets stuck in a drawer and forgotten. But a wedding globe registry serves as a constant reminder of the special day and those who were there to share it! (Photo credit: Libby Hansen Smith) The sign reads, “Please sign our guest globe.” Underneath it says, “We will travel the world together.~Chase on proposal night, December 23, 2017.” (Sign credit: Stephanie Harpman)
This is the globe registry from my niece’s wedding on Saturday. She used a shinier finish on the globe which looks great too! The framed sign reads, “You mean the world to us! Please sign our guest globe.”
Weddings are so much fun and so much work! It’s fun to have a memento to remember the family and friends who love you enough to come and share your special day! Later I’ll share more pictures from this gorgeous wedding. (With Faith Elizabeth’s permission of course!)
I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy this first day of October! Thank you for stopping by! It means the world to me!! xo Dell