Monday, October 6, 2014

Make Your Own Crystal Ball

"Now here I go again, I see the crystal visions
I keep my visions to myself "(source)

The origin of the crystal ball takes place in britain, 2000 BC. At that time, celtic tribes were unified by Druids. Druids were polytheist and revered nature. They had a very important role in these ancient celtic societies, as they were both priests, philosophers, scientists, teachers, judges and counsellors to the kings. Druids may have been the first people to use crystals in divination.

In the middle ages, many diviners and fortune tellers (seers, wizards, gypsies, sorcerers…) started to use crystals to see in the past and predict future, especially in Central Europe. At first, crystal balls were made of beryl, a naturally transparent gemstone. According to ancient beliefs, this gemstone was supposed to have specific powers. Later, beryl was replaced by rock crystal which is even more reflective and translucent. (source)

Our Crystal Ball is a fun addition to Halloween decorating or used as a Halloween prop at a party. 
  We added ours to our mantel and will soon be used in a Halloween party !

Make Your Own Crystal Ball

White fine glitter
Rhinestone jewel tape
Candle pedestal
E6000 glue

Begin by opening up the snow globe and adding some glitter inside. Start off with a little, replace the cap, shake it to coat the inside of the globe and add more if desired.

Measure and cut to fit the rhinestone tape around the base of the globe. Peel and stick to base.

If you plan to make this a permanent fixture, now would be the time to follow the label direction on the glue and adhere the globe to your stand.
We choose not to.

NOTE: If you are so inclined, how cool would it be to fit a battery operated tealight inside the globe!
 Just do not glue down globe to stand if you do. 

What lovely crystal visions we see!

This is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.
Philippians 1: 9-10 

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1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea. I bet my kiddos would love to make this and display it for Halloween. Thanks for sharing!