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With this collection of 7 homemade Halloween decorations, anyone can create a festive home without spending a bundle on store-bought Halloween decorations.

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Halloween Balls Centerpiece



Paint a ghostly assortment of glass ornaments for a unique Halloween decoration that’s ideal for a table centerpiece. Get spooky and creative this Halloween with this project from Krylon.

Halloween Glass Ball Decorations


  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Primer - White (#51315)
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - White (#51501)
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Purple (#51913)
  • Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Paint - Pumpkin Orange (#52411)
  • Krylon Stained Glass Color - Red (#9020)
  • Krylon Stained Glass Color - Yellow (#9024)
  • Krylon Short Cuts® Hobby/Craft Paint Pens - Black (#SCP914)
  • Krylon Short Cuts® Hobby/Craft Paint Pens - Sun Yellow (#SCP906)
  • Krylon Short Cuts® Hobby/Craft Paint Pens - Leaf Green (#SCP910)
  • Glass vase 9 3/8” tall  x 6” diameter
  • Glass plate 10” diameter (any coordinating color)
  • 3 – 80mm clear glass ornament balls
  • 4 – 67 mm clear glass ornament balls
  • 10 – 50 mm clear glass ornament balls
  • Styrofoam® brand foam sheet app. 3” x 12” x 36”
  • 17 – 5/16” wood dowel rods app. 9” long
  • Newspaper or plastic sheeting to protect area when spray painting
  • Glass cleaner
  • Lint free cloth


  1. Work in a well-ventilated area and follow all directions on paint products.
  2. Remove metal caps and wire hangers from all glass balls. Thoroughly clean and dry glass ornaments.
  3. To paint, insert dowel rods in Styrofoam sheet and slide ornaments over dowel rods so that the rod is inside the ornament and ornaments are suspended above the foam sheet.
  4. Using Stained Glass Paint, paint: (3) 50 mm balls Yellow and (3) 50 mm balls Red. Let dry completely.
  5. Paint remaining balls with White Primer. Let dry.
  6. Paint: (1) 80 mm, (1) 67 mm and (2) 50 mm balls with Gloss White; (1) 80 mm, (2) 67 mm, and (2) 50 mm balls Pumpkin Orange and (1) 80 mm and (1) 67 mm Purple. Let dry completely.
  7. Refer to photo. Use Gloss Black paint pen to paint ghost features on white balls. Use Sun Yellow pen to paint jack-o-lantern features on Pumpkin Orange balls and Leaf Green Pen to paint witch features on Purple balls. Let dry.
  8. Arrange balls in glass cylinder. Set cylinder on plate.

For more project ideas, please visit www.krylon.com/projects.

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