Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating. This is a sponsored post with Xyron.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.
If you’ve walked into a craft store recently and been disappointed that Christmas decor is already out, I’m about to give you a reason to be excited for it.  Grab a bunch of glass ornaments and create crystal ball DIY decor for Halloween!  This project doesn’t take long to make and it looks really cool!
Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.
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Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

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.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

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.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

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.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

Roll the laminated image like a scroll, and hold onto the tab on the bottom.  Insert the image into the ornament ball.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

Let the laminated image unroll.  If it is not unrolling completely, use a thin wood dowel to press on the image and flatten it.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating. Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

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.

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

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!

Make this crystal ball DIY decor for not too spooky Halloween decorating.

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