Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! In celebration of this momentous day, I have a pretty awesome-sauce Star Wars craft to share with all of you today. Over the past couple years, I’ve done a couple upcycled globe projects – first I had my “Journey begins” one, and then most recently “adventure awaits“. My mom is a big thrift store shopper and always keeps an eye out for globes. I had this globe in my garage and it was the perfect item to turn into a Death Star!
Star Wars Upcycled Globe Death Star
The first step is to take apart the globe and spray paint the first coat. I used a metallic silver spray paint for the base coat. It took two coats to really cover the globe features. Once it was dry, I used washi tape to create the polygons and circle for the Superlaser. I liked washi tape because I had a couple different widths and it was perfect for overlapping to create these polygons.
Once everything was taped off, I used a dark gray spray paint to go over the globe again. Only one coat was needed for the dark gray. After it tried I peeled off the tape and had an almost operational Death Star.
The final steps were to draw in the Superlaser (which I need to work on my freehand drawing a bit) and then a black line around the center. I also thought to add some glow in the dark dots so that it would would cool at night as well. I do wish I had tested the glow in the dark paint first because I thought it was going to dry clear and could use a bit more glow at night.
Overall, I love how this upcycled globe turned out. It became the perfect Death Star and a fun way to celebrate Star Wars Day. It makes a fun centerpiece to our living room coffee table and is definitely a conversation piece.