DIY Halloween Crystal Ball Candlesticks. Not so Scary!

I’ll admit that Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. I don’t like all the spooky stuff. I never have. BUT I do really like decorating for it. I don’t like really spooky looking things in my home though. I have young kids that are really sensitive to those things. That’s why these cute Not So Spooky Halloween Crystal Balls are perfect for a home with small kids.
When I saw THESE, I though they were adorable, but I wanted a less scary version. So I made these and wanted to share the printables with you.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-3 candlesticks three different heights
-black paint and paintbrush
-3- 4″ clear plastic Christmas balls (I got mine at Michaels)
-E6000® Craft Adhesive or hot glue
-printables printed on clear projector paper (We emailed them to Office Max and had them print them on projector paper)
Start out by finding three candlesticks. I found mine at a local wood store. They only had two sizes, so I bought a little wooden coaster to make one of the small ones a medium height.
Paint your candlesticks black. Make sure to paint the inside where the candle goes. Then cut off the bottom of the plastic Christmas ball (if it doesn’t fit inside the top of your candlestick) with a hacksaw or something else with a fine blade. Now all the dust from sawing will go inside, so use a blow dryer to try and blow it out of there, then use a wadded up paper towel to try to wipe out the rest. I skipped this step and wish I hadn’t. I’m so lazy!
Now glue the extra coaster to the bottom of the candle stick so it can be a medium height.
Now take your printables that have been printed on Projector paper and cut the printables inside the circle guide, leaving a tab at the bottom where the circle breaks. This is where you’ll be holding onto the printable to manipulate it while it’s inside the bulb. If the circle is too big and doesn’t lay flat inside the bulb, cut off a little by little until it fits perfectly.
Now glue the bulbs onto the top of the candlesticks. I used E6000 because it dries so clear.
That's it! All done! So easy and quick. Now head over to my blog to get the link to print the printables.

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