Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating. This is a sponsored post with Xyron.
- Xyron Double Sided Laminate Refill Cartridge for Creative Station and Creative Station Lite, 5 inches by 18 feet
- Xyron 624740 Creative Station Lite (5 Inch with 3 Inch Option)
- Martha Stewart Opaque Glass Paint: Milk White, 2 oz
- Martha Stewart Opaque Milk Glass Paint: Jadeite, 2 Oz
- Paint Dauber
- Clear Glass Ornaments
- Black Cardstock
- Silhouette Cutting Machine or Halloween Die Cuts
Cut Halloween images out from black cardstock. I used my Silhouette cutting machine to cut a skull, flying witch, and black cat. My images are approximately 2.5 inches long to fit the 3 inch ornaments I used. You will need to adjust the size of the images to fit the size of the ornament you use.
Roll the cut images through the Xyron Creative Station Lite using the double sided laminate refill cartridge. This no heat laminate is pliable and not stiff, making it perfect for this project.
Trace a circle around the images and cut them out. Leave a small tab at the bottom so you can hold the image in place inside the ornament.
Roll the laminated image like a scroll, and hold onto the tab on the bottom. Insert the image into the ornament ball.
Let the laminated image unroll. If it is not unrolling completely, use a thin wood dowel to press on the image and flatten it.
Use a paint dauber to pick up some of the white glass paint. Dab the paint all over the ornament ball lightly. You can use a clean portion of the dauber to remove excess paint and lighten the color.
Pick up some of the green glass paint to dab onto the glass. This gives it an eery “glow”. Use as much or as little as you want to create the desired effect.
When the paint is dry (it doesn’t take long!) set the ornaments inside painted candleholders.
The glass paint makes the crystal balls look hazy. The laminate is so transparent that it makes it look like the image is magically floating inside the crystal ball DIY. This Halloween decor looks really cool, don’t you think? Have fun crafting and creating!