World travelers aren’t the only ones who want to go global: take a cue from these clever crafters and upcycle an old globe into something that will really make you spin. From gilded beauties to an IKEA hack, the following five projects are easier to pull off than they look. Click through the gallery to get the details.

Into the White

It doesn’t get chic-er than black and white and this globe makeover from Sum of their Stories looks designer-level without having to spend a fortune. And believe it or not, you can do this yourself. Visit Sum of their Stories to find out how.

photo: Sum of their Stories

What’s your favorite globe or map project? Tell us about it in a comment below. 

—Amber Guetebier

featured photo credit: kristimurphy.com