As part of his room redo, I made this DIY Death Star Globe for Jacob—my 12-year-old. I am not a huge fan of Star Wars myself, but being in a houseful of boys and men, I am surrounded by Star Wars everything! Whether it’s having to see the newest Star Wars film in the theater, or having a Star Wars marathon at home, I know a lot about Star Wars—even though I’ve never watched an entire movie!
Since Jacob is such a huge fan, I decided to do a subtle Star Wars theme in his new room. I didn’t want to go overboard, since he is almost a teenager, and will be soon outgrowing “themed” rooms. But I had seen several ideas on Pinterest for a Death Star, and he just happened to have a globe from his previous room, so I decided to give it a try.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIY DEATH STAR GLOBE
First I covered the globe area with newspaper and spray painted the base black.
After that was dry, I wrapped the base in painters tape and sprayed the globe with metallic silver paint. Some of the globe was still showing through, so I sprayed a second coat on.
Once the silver paint was dry, I used Washi tape to make it look like a Death Star, leaving a space for the Death Star beam. I then sprayed a darker gray paint all over.
When everything had dried, I pulled all tape off carefully. Then I used different sizes of circle templates and a silver metallic paint pen to draw the smaller Death Star Beam (the paint pen also works nicely to touch up any spots where the tape pulled off the paint!).
And there you have it! The DIY Death Star Globe.