If you’ve been by Instagram or the Facebook page this week, you may have spotted a sneaky peek of today’s project. Now I’m going to reveal all the complicated secrets for making this colour-changing Crystal Ball.
OK, confession time. This DIY is anything but complicated! Super quick and easy to make, this is a decoration anyone can knock up; all you need are a few supplies. But if you’re going to use the same as me, you’ll need a quick trip to Poundland before all the garden stuff disappears!
How to make a DIY Colour-Changing Crystal Ball
- Empty pot – I used a large (200 bud) Johnson’s Cotton Bud pot
- Black Gesso (optional)
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint
- Decorations: I made the three decorations with air-dry clay (The Range) using this skull and these skeleton moulds from Amazon but you can use anything you please
- Solar Globe Light – Poundland
- Remote control colour changing light – B&M or The Range
1. Prime your pot with Black Gesso. If you don’t have Gesso, go straight for the black acrylic, but it might need a few coats.
2. If you used Gesso, then give it a coat of acrylic. I used a coat of each because a) Gesso’s a brilliant primer but the flat black finish is scratchy and b) acrylic is cheaper than Gesso. Not that your pot is going to take much paint, but all the same.
3. Dry brush your pot with silver metallic acrylic to make it look like metal.
4. Decorate your pot as you wish. My decorations didn’t need priming, so I went straight in with black acrylic before dry-brushing with silver metallic.
5. Remove the globe from your solar light. If you’re using one from Poundland, this screws off easily.
6. Pop batteries into your colour changing light, shove it in the pot, put the globe on top and hit the switch! The fade function on this light is perfect for your crystal ball!
It is THAT easy!
Simple, effective and super cheap, my colour-changing crystal ball is a doddle to make. I predict this is one Halloween decoration you’ll be pulling out year after year.
A hui hou,
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