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DIY Crystal Balls

Halloween is almost upon us, and today I would like to share my dining room decor with you and also a crystal ball DIY.

Our maid Hagatha Christie, is back and resuming her duties this halloween season. 

I actually splurged a bit this year and ordered some new garlands and wreaths from Joann Fabrics. I love the color scheme of the rich burgundy mixed in with the soft pinks and blacks. 

Our sweet "little girl" loves to pose with the Halloween decor each year, she is the perfect Halloween decoration!

The last few years I've had the idea of making my own crystal balls for the Halloween season. I actually found a lamp (below) at the thrift store, and immediately I saw the potential for a crystal ball.  I had my husband remove the top section of the lamp and thats all it took create my one of a kind enchanted crystal! I know I paid under $10 for this lamp, which is such a great deal! It also has the most amazing fancy gold base.

I always find vintage silver plated casserole warmers or holders at the thrift store. The bases are usually intricate, pretty and very Victorian. One day it dawned on me, that these warmers would be the perfect bases for a crystal ball. 
I hit the jackpot over the summer when I came upon a booth at an antique store that had several of these warmers marked down to only $1 each! I snatched them all up!

I found this unique glass vase (Im really not sure what it is) at an antique store, and thought it would be ideal as a crystal ball. It fit flawlessly on my silver plated base. I then added twinkle lights for some magic and whimsy.

I was so excited that my pink skulls from last season fit perfectly into my new color scheme. I had to add a crown as well...spooky but pretty.

The next diy crystal ball was made by using a light fixture globe.

The globe started out white, but I sprayed it with RUST-OLEUM mirror effect paint. I really like the mirrored effect!  You can find this spray paint in my Amazon store here. The gorgeous brass base I randomly found while thrifting for just a couple of dollars.

This crystal ball was made using the same size light fixture globe, except that I left it with its original white finish. It was the perfect size for this Art Deco inspired warmer.

I have a few more silver bases that I wasn't able to find a crystal ball for as of yet. One is quite large, so I think this summer I will pick up a garden gazing ball for it.

The french buffet is dressed with garlands, glittered pumpkins and grapevine pumpkins. 

 I had to add twinkle lights here as well. I love the cozy feeling they provide.

I am happy with my DIY crystal balls. They are all unique and much cheaper than buying them from a retail store.

I love thrifting my Halloween decor. I choose things that are not actually halloween items, but items that can be repurposed into halloween decor. I love finding candelabras, busts, mirrors, old portraits, picture frames and more. All of these items can easily be turned into something elegantly spooky for Halloween, and when the holiday is over, they are once again a beautiful and functional piece of home decor.

I hope you now have some ideas to create your own elegant crystal balls. If you are on Instagram tag me at welch_house_1900 if you decide to make some of your own. I would love to see them!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I also have to apologize for the darker than normal photos. I edited them to be darker, for a spookier feel, but I think I over did it😞!



  1. Everything is so gorgeous Larissa and I love your DIY crystal balls. They turned out so beautifully!! You have the best Halloween decor ever. . . spooky, but pretty!!

    1. You are seriously the sweetest! Thank you so much girl!πŸ’žπŸ™πŸ»

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