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How to Make a Crystal Ball for Halloween

Updated April 17, 2017

Crystal balls have been a featured component in fortunetelling practices for centuries. Creating your own crystal ball would be a useful Halloween decoration or prop for masquerading fortune-tellers. Assembling the crystal ball requires only a couple steps and minimal supplies. However, you can decorate the prop numerous ways and may want to add stickers, rhinestones or painted embellishments to distinguish your crystal ball. Illuminate the ball from within by placing neon glow sticks on the inside.

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  1. Remove the glass fixture from its base.

  2. Place star stickers on the glass orb.

  3. Spray the frosted glass spray paint in one even, light layer over the whole exterior of the glass. Give the paint several minutes to thoroughly dry.

  4. Remove the star stickers.

  5. Decorate the base with paint, stickers, gemstones or other embellishments, as desired.

  6. Place the glass open-side down on the foam. Trace around it in a complete circle. Cut the circle out of the foam.

  7. Carve small holes in the top of the foam just big enough to hold the glow sticks. Crack the glow sticks to light them, and place them in the holes.

  8. Re-attach the glass to the base using the screws provided.

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Things You'll Need

  • 7-to-8 inch spherical glass ceiling fixture with base
  • Star stickers
  • Frosted glass spray paint
  • Styrofoam
  • Glow sticks
  • Knife
  • Pen
  • Other stickers or gems, as desired
  • Decorative paint, as desired

About the Author

Grace Riley has been a writer and photographer since 2005, with work appearing in magazines and newspapers such as the "Arkansas Democrat-Gazette." She has also worked as a school teacher and in public relations and polling analysis for political campaigns. Riley holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in American studies, political science and history, all from the University of Arkansas.

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