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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, 9-Inch Wooden Candlestick, 6-3/4-Inch Wooden Candlestick
- 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 find blade. Now all the dust from sawing will go inside, so use a blow dryer to try and blow it out of there, then us 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!
Cut the printables inside the circle 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 bog 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.
You’re done! Simple right? Mine is a little too dusty inside, but I’m a lazy crafter. Oops!
Click on the picture to download the printables or CLICK HERE. I’ve added a few extra ones for those of you who do like spooky ones. The ones I made are just more kid friendly 😉