This isn’t the first globe doll I have made. I got the idea 5 years ago when I needed to use up an Ebay auction of old candlesticks. I made them with the idea of a being a trophy that would be cute on a desk or shelf.
So when I saw this globe at a garage sale this weekend I thought it would be fun to make a World’s Best Mom in time for Mother’s Day.
Step One: Use an awl to punch holes for the head and legs.
Step Two: Use heavy wire (I used 16 gauge annealed wire) to attach the clipart head and poke about 1.5″ of wire into the ball. HINT: A magazine head works perfect if you don’t have access to clipart or use an actual photo of the recipient.
I like glittery crowns and usually add a ribbon rose for some whimsy.
Step Three: Fold a 10″ wire in half and poke 1.5″ into the ball. Make a faux skirt with tulle and hot glue it to the ball.
Step Four: Print a banner and attach with hot glue.
Step Five: If you wish, paint a candlestick a whimsical color. Attach the ball with E6000.
This is a fun Mother’s Day gift, but I have made my globe “trophies” World’s Best Golfer, World’s Best Cook, the sky is the limit!