My idea is to create an representation of a globe using bottle caps (seems to be a recurring theme) and an old basketball that I have laying around. I think that this would serve as pretty cool artwork for any home, if done right. I will start by spray painting the basketball blue like the oceans, and then use my collection of bottle caps to accurately depict a map of the world. I think if I can categorize the bottle caps by which type of beer they were, it will look much better. If the bottle caps end up being too large to accurately define the boundaries of a continent, I may have to shave them down in order for them to have correct edges.
I am also considering using an old lamp post to act as the axis through which the ball will rotate. Again, this will require precision in order to ensure I create an accurate axis. In order to do this, I will need to tilt the axis 23.5 degrees away from the ecliptic as seen below.
I will certainly run into problems when trying to actually get the ball to sit on an axis. I don’t want the ball to deflate, but I want to create as legitimate of an axis as I possibly can. If I am to puncture the ball, I will need some way of pumping it up again or stuffing it. I am still trying to figure out how to approach this issue.