DIY Chalkboard Painted Globe

Oct 9, 2021


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide on creating your very own DIY chalkboard painted globe. Unleash your creativity and transform an ordinary globe into a stunning piece of personalized artwork that will impress your friends and family.

Materials Needed

  • A globe (preferably a second-hand globe or an old one you don't mind repurposing)
  • Chalkboard paint in your preferred color
  • Paintbrush
  • Painter's tape
  • Sandpaper
  • Chalk or chalk markers

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Globe

Start by cleaning and lightly sanding the surface of the globe to ensure proper paint adhesion. Wipe away any dust or debris using a soft cloth. This step is crucial for achieving a smooth finish.

Step 2: Apply Painter's Tape

Carefully cover the areas you don't want to paint, such as the base or any stand attachments, with painter's tape. This will help create clean lines and protect the parts you want to keep intact.

Step 3: Apply the Chalkboard Paint

Shake the chalkboard paint well before opening. Using a paintbrush, apply a thin and even coat of paint to the surface of the globe. Allow it to dry completely before applying additional coats. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for drying times between coats.

Step 4: Apply Additional Coats (if necessary)

If the coverage is not satisfactory or if you prefer a more opaque finish, apply additional coats of chalkboard paint. Ensure each coat is fully dry before proceeding to the next. Remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions for best results.

Step 5: Remove Painter's Tape

Once the final coat of paint is dry, carefully remove the painter's tape. This will reveal clean edges and prevent any unwanted smudging on the non-painted areas.

Step 6: Season the Chalkboard Surface

This step is essential to prepare your newly painted chalkboard surface. To season the chalkboard, gently rub the side of a chalk or chalk marker across the entire surface. Then, erase it with a soft cloth or chalkboard eraser. This will prevent "ghosting" when you write on the chalkboard in the future.

Step 7: Personalize and Decorate

Now comes the fun part! Let your imagination run wild and personalize your chalkboard globe. Use colorful chalk or chalk markers to draw continents, oceans, landmarks, or even write inspiring quotes. Add decorative elements that reflect your personal style and interests.

Tips and Tricks

  • Experiment with different colors of chalkboard paint to match your home decor or personal preferences.
  • Consider using stencils for more intricate designs.
  • Ensure the globe is completely dry before writing on it to avoid smudging.
  • Use a damp cloth or chalkboard eraser to clean the surface when needed.
  • If you make a mistake, simply erase it or repaint the area using a small paintbrush.


Creating a stunning DIY chalkboard painted globe is a rewarding and creative project that allows you to showcase your artistic side. At The Poker Club at West Houston, we encourage you to explore new craft ideas and inspire your friends and family with your unique creations. Have fun and enjoy the process!

Colin Stock
I appreciate the resourcefulness of turning an old globe into something new.
Oct 31, 2023
Patricia Wells
It's refreshing to see a DIY project that's both imaginative and practical.
Oct 27, 2023
Mamuna Oyofo
The idea of turning a globe into a customizable piece is unique and fun.
Oct 26, 2023
Mary McRobbie
I appreciate the simplicity and impact of this DIY concept.
Oct 23, 2023
Diona Christansen
What a simple yet effective way to refresh an old globe.
Oct 21, 2023
This DIY chalkboard painted globe is such a unique idea!
Oct 15, 2023
Issa Elkass
It's time to put that old globe to good use with a fresh coat of paint!
Sep 26, 2023
Cedric Roy
I can't wait to add my personal touch to a globe with chalkboard paint!
Sep 25, 2023
Sadie Coverdill
This DIY project feels like a great way to infuse creativity into everyday objects.
Sep 12, 2023
Vagif Verdi
I never thought of painting a globe, but now I want to give it a try.
Sep 6, 2023
Robert Bailkoski
I'm looking forward to giving this a try. It seems like a fun weekend project.
Aug 26, 2023
Gisela Robles
I've always wanted to do a chalkboard DIY, and this is perfect for globes.
Aug 8, 2023
This is a great way to upcycle an old globe into something new and trendy.
Aug 5, 2023
Armand Kostanian
A chalkboard painted globe seems like a great way to showcase creativity.
Aug 3, 2023
I can already imagine the endless possibilities for decorating this globe.
Jul 30, 2023
Josephine Bifano-Baran
I'm envisioning all the places I could travel to on my chalkboard globe!
Jul 22, 2023
The idea of a personalized globe is so appealing. It's like having your own interactive map.
Jul 20, 2023
Libardo Lambrano
I'm looking forward to getting crafty and trying out this idea for myself.
Jun 28, 2023
Manny Masri
I can't wait to start my own DIY chalkboard globe project.
Jun 18, 2023
Qamar Salau
The idea of customizing a globe with chalkboard paint is both imaginative and practical.
May 31, 2023
Gabriel Bell
I like how this project merges creativity and practicality into one.
May 16, 2023
The tutorial is clear and easy to follow. Can't wait to get started!
May 15, 2023
David Fisher
This DIY project feels like a wonderful way to infuse creativity into everyday life.
May 14, 2023
Noel Couturiaux
I love how this DIY project transforms an everyday object into a work of art.
Apr 23, 2023
Tracey Parrish
I think I've found my next weekend craft project. Thanks for the idea!
Apr 23, 2023
Nicola Greenman
The potential for creativity and individual expression with this project is exciting.
Apr 21, 2023
Eric Courard
This project adds a modern twist to a classic object.
Apr 14, 2023
Joseph Havens
I love how this DIY idea combines art and geography in a unique way.
Apr 14, 2023
Paul L'estrange
The notion of personalizing a globe is such a fresh and innovative idea.
Apr 13, 2023
David Conti
I'm excited to see how a chalkboard globe can add character to a room.
Apr 12, 2023
Gavan Clark
I'm definitely going to give this a go. It's a great way to personalize a globe.
Apr 3, 2023
Charles Pokpoon
I like the idea of being able to write and draw on a globe. It's so interactive.
Apr 3, 2023
Matthew Conroy
I'm feeling inspired to get creative and make my own chalkboard globe.
Mar 20, 2023
Hyang Kinnard
The transformation of the globe in the photos is truly remarkable.
Mar 12, 2023
Chip Vaughan
I love how the chalkboard paint transforms the globe into a practical decor piece.
Mar 8, 2023
Lori Dwyer
I appreciate the uniqueness of this DIY concept. It's definitely worth trying.
Mar 7, 2023
Curt Henningsen
I'm amazed by how a simple idea can yield such beautiful results.
Feb 20, 2023
Mary Trute
The charm of a chalkboard globe is hard to resist.
Feb 3, 2023
I can't wait to see where my imagination takes me with this project.
Jan 29, 2023
Ernest Selter
A chalkboard globe is such a fun and innovative idea!
Jan 18, 2023
Brandon Nightingale
I love the idea of being able to customize the globe with different designs.
Nov 30, 2022
The process of transforming a globe with paint is surprisingly fulfilling.
Nov 22, 2022
Katherine Rubin
The versatility of a chalkboard globe as a décor piece is impressive.
Nov 10, 2022
Cody Kolar
I can imagine using this for educational purposes, too. A globe that you can write on!
Nov 1, 2022
Brianna Leclerc
The combination of a globe and chalkboard paint is utter brilliance.
Oct 23, 2022
Sicheng Yu
The concept of a personalized globe is truly captivating.
Oct 1, 2022
Pamela Smith
The chalkboard globe creates a sense of wonder and exploration.
Sep 26, 2022
Henry Benavides
The idea of personalizing a globe with chalkboard paint is ingenious.
Sep 20, 2022
Peter Foster
The chalkboard globe would make a great conversation piece in any home.
Sep 2, 2022
Rosa Diaz
Using chalkboard paint on a globe is such a clever way to add a personal touch.
Sep 1, 2022
Diego Romero
This idea has such a wonderfully vintage yet contemporary feel.
Aug 22, 2022
Wartburg Services
I appreciate the step-by-step instructions. It makes the project seem doable.
Aug 18, 2022
Charles Neese
A chalkboard globe would be a great addition to any study or work space.
Aug 4, 2022
Asia Carraby
The chalkboard concept adds an interactive element to a typical globe.
Jul 30, 2022
Marci Paris
The versatility of chalkboard paint never ceases to amaze me.
Jul 26, 2022
It's nice to see a creative way to repurpose an old globe.
Jul 23, 2022
Wira Nugraha
This project is a perfect blend of creativity and functionality.
Jul 21, 2022
Lynne Tychowskyj
I've seen chalkboard walls, but a chalkboard globe is something new and exciting.
Jul 19, 2022
Tim Reigel
The creativity behind this project is incredibly inspiring.
Jul 19, 2022
Anshuman Mehta
I love the potential for creativity and expression that comes with this project.
Jul 17, 2022
Mark Chauvin
I appreciate the creativity and ingenuity of this project.
Jun 26, 2022
Bj Hall
This project looks like a great way to add a touch of personality to any room.
Jun 24, 2022
Rahul Nugooru
I never knew painting a globe could be so interesting and fun.
Jun 18, 2022
Josette Miller
Such a creative idea! I love the concept of personalizing a globe.
Jun 10, 2022
Randy Schultz
I'm hoping to make my home office more unique with this DIY project.
Jun 1, 2022
Sabrina Marzio
I never would have thought to paint a globe with chalkboard paint, but it looks amazing!
May 31, 2022
Lynette Konrad
What a clever idea to turn a globe into a writable canvas!
May 25, 2022
Bjorn Graven
The end result looks amazing! It's a cool way to showcase artistic talent.
May 20, 2022
The idea of a personalized globe as a functional art piece is fantastic.
Apr 30, 2022
Yuji Yamazaki
The photos in the article are so helpful in understanding the process.
Apr 19, 2022
Katherine Estevez
I'm excited about adding a personalized touch to an everyday object.
Apr 12, 2022
Ekaterina Pak
I can't wait to try this DIY project! It looks so unique and fun.
Apr 12, 2022
Anuj Patel
Chalkboard paint opens up a world of possibilities for DIY projects!
Mar 31, 2022
Viola Miller
This is a fantastic project for anyone looking to add some personality to their space.
Mar 31, 2022
Man Wong
I never knew you could do so much with a globe! This is truly inspiring.
Mar 12, 2022
Chuck Arnold
I never thought of using a globe as a canvas for personal expression.
Mar 9, 2022
Narongrit A
I can imagine kids having a blast with this DIY globe project.
Mar 6, 2022
Ahmad Mahmoud
I can picture this as a wonderful gift idea for friends who love to travel.
Mar 2, 2022
Kristi Spehar
The DIY aspect of customizing the globe is what makes this idea so appealing.
Feb 18, 2022
Colin Howard
This DIY idea has sparked my imagination and creativity.
Feb 16, 2022
Laurent Louis
I'm impressed by the simplicity and impact of this DIY idea.
Feb 8, 2022
I love the concept of a functional and decorative globe.
Jan 28, 2022
Chung Lee
I've never considered a globe as a canvas for creative expression until now.
Jan 24, 2022
Tony Seville
I'm excited to see how my globe will turn out with this paint.
Jan 18, 2022
Joe Hodas
The concept of a chalkboard globe has really piqued my interest.
Jan 8, 2022
Mike Verwater
I'm intrigued by the potential for artistic experimentation with this project.
Jan 8, 2022
Jose Ber
Seeing a globe in a new light as a DIY canvas is truly refreshing.
Jan 5, 2022
Tbd Tbd
This is such a cool way to blend art and geography.
Jan 1, 2022
Adam Loving
The visual appeal of the finished chalkboard globe is quite delightful.
Jan 1, 2022
Charles Robbins
It's amazing how a bit of chalkboard paint can completely transform an object.
Nov 25, 2021
Kierstie Keller
It's inspiring to see a DIY idea that's both aesthetically pleasing and practical.
Nov 23, 2021
Joan Marshall
What a fun way to bring a touch of personalization to a global décor piece!
Nov 3, 2021
Devorah Spadone
I never knew a globe could become an artistic outlet. What a great idea!
Oct 27, 2021