A spooky crystal ball is perfect for your Halloween decor. Make this DIY using only items from Dollar Tree.
FYI: This post is updated from last year.
Dollar Tree is still one of my favorite stores to grab a bunch of stuff for cheap to make cute DIY’s with. However, this year I haven’t stepped foot into a Dollar Tree since March. How sad is that?
Since I haven’t really had the time to create any Halloween DIY’s right now (or the motivation), I thought I would update and share this spooky crystal ball with you again. And so all of my new followers can have see the easy tutorial as well.
By the way, if you are a new follower, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here!
Now let’s get on with how to make a spooky crystal ball for Halloween.
How to make a spooky crystal ball
What you need:
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- Glass dish
- Glass bowl
- 2 glass candle holders
- Creepy cloth
- Plastic embellishments (creepy crawlers, spiders, etc.)
- Taper candle or lighter
- Black spray paint
- E6000 Adhesive
(I purchased everything at Dollar Tree except for the paint and adhesive.)
What you do:
Step 1 – Paint the glass pieces
The first thing you need to do to make the spooky crystal ball is to paint the glass pieces with black spray paint. It takes a little while for this to dry so while they are drying you can work on the other part.
After the glass pieces have dried you’re going to glue them all together. The base is the two glass taper candle holders. Turn one upside down on top of the other and glue the tops together with E6000.
Using the E6000 adhesive, glue the glass dish on the top of the 2 candle holders. Set aside and let dry completely.
Step 2: Smoke the globe
Yes, that sounded a little weird, but I couldn’t really think of what else to call it.
To give the glass globe that spooky smoky look, carefully run the flame of a lit candle or lighter around the globe. It gets really hot so be very careful with this part!
Also, I had wax drip into the globe and on the sides, so if you have a lighter that may work better. Mine was almost out of fluid so I had to use the candle for this.
See how spooky it looks?
Step 3: Add embellishments
For the creepy effect of this spooky crystal ball, I hot glued a piece of the creepy cloth to the top of the globe and added a creepy-crawly creature. On the other side, I glued a plastic spider.
To get the skull inside, I tied a small piece of fishing line to the top and hot glued it to the inside of the globe. This way it looks like the skull is just floating around in there.
Put the glass globe on the top of your base part and add a little bit of the cloth to around the globe. On the side of this, I glued a plastic spider for more creepiness.
Decorate the base part of the spooky crystal ball, too by gluing another creepy creature to it.
These creepy creatures glow in the dark, so your spooky crystal ball will look great at night, too!
What do you think? Will you be making your own spooky crystal ball for Halloween this year?