Sunday, September 30, 2012

Halloween craftGlowing Crystal Ball

These crystal balls are crafted from ordinary second-hand and hardware store finds!

The glass domes are easily found most second-hand stores for a dollar or two, and candle bases from any garage sale or flea market. The addition of glitter gives the balls a mystical look, and the glow-sticks offer a safe alternative to candles or electricity.

The glow sticks will last for 8 to 12 hours depending on temperature and come in assorted colors, but green looks the best.

Materials Needed:•White Glass Dome (don't use clear or smoked)
•Acrylic Craft Paint with Sparkles
•1" Wide Paint Brush
•Candle Holder with a Wide Base
•Glow Sticks from the Hardware or Camping Supply store

Directions:1.Clean the glass dome thoroughly and let it dry.
2.Coat the dome with the sparkly acrylic paint using the paint brush and let it dry. You can also use a spray-on sparkle paint. The paint could take up to 48 hours to dry and should not be handled much.
3.Activate a glow stick and place it inside the ball.
4.Place the ball on the candle holder and enjoy.

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