This year for Halloween, make a Fortune Teller Crystal Ball Sign with your Glowforge or Cricut! Download the FREE SVG File, then assemble the pieces with glitter to create a magical shaker sign that will delight all of your Halloween guests!
I have been able to create some amazing projects with my Glowforge this year, but the crafts I have made for Halloween have been my favorite! I made a Wooden Halloween Sign for my front door, an acrylic night light inspired by The Haunted Mansion, and now this adorable crystal ball shaker sign!
My friend Heidi from Happiness is Homemade created the cutest Lemonade shaker sign over the summer, and I have wanted to incorporate glitter or sprinkles in a sign ever since! When I came up with the idea for a fortune teller sign, I knew that a crystal ball with glitter inside would be perfect.
Make sure you visit Heidi’s post for even more details about how to create a shaker sign. I am going to cover the basics, which is that you want to make layers of your designs so that you create a space for your sprinkles or glitter to move around in.
In the case of this crystal ball, I made a few layers of the design and placed a piece of acrylic in between. Because of the space that the layers created, the glitter I used can move around throughout the whole sign.
Supplies to Make a Shaker Crystal Ball Sign for Halloween
Here are the materials I used to make this easy sign:
- Glowforge Machine (Basic, Plus, or Pro)
- 1/8″ MDF Draftboard (available on Amazon, Glowforge, or other craft retailers)
- 1/8″ Clear Acrylic Sheet (available or Amazon or Cerulean Tides)
- Colored Spray Paint or Craft Paint in the colors of your choice
- Glitter or Craft Sprinkles (fake sprinkles made from clay or resin)
- Beacon Power-Tac Adhesive
Have you heard of a Glowforge? I use my SVG files with it ALL of the time, and you can too! Check out my Glowforge Basics post and see what you need to get started and how you can save up to $500 on your very own 3D laser printer!
Quick Note: This file is designed to be made on a Glowforge, but you can definitely use the file to create signs from other materials on a Cricut Maker or Sihouette. Neither of these craft cutting machines can cut 1/8″ acrylic or wood, but you could substitute with chipboard and plastic acetate sheets. Because standard craft machines can only cut thin materials, you may have to cut additional layers to make the sign as thick as you would like. In addition, small details like the lettering and designs on the crystal ball should be cut from vinyl.
How to Make a Fortune Tell Crystal Ball Sign with a Glowforge
Upload the SVG files to the Glowforge app. There are several files included in the .zip file that are labeled with the pieces included in the file. (I have also included the details as a SVG file designed for Cricut or Silhouette – if you want to add those details in vinyl instead of MDF).
Cut the main design pieces from MDF and set aside to paint. Remove all of the designs from the canvas and add the acrylic circle. Cut the circle from 1/8″ clear cast acrylic.
Paint all of the MDF pieces the colors that you would like. I choose non-traditional Halloween colors as well as metallic gold paint for the details. Let dry completely.
Note: You will have to use a few layers of gold paint to fill in the engraved areas. The laser will leave strong singe marks that will need covered.
Use Beacon Power Tac to assemble the layers of the sign, starting with the base. Before attaching the acrylic circle, make sure to add in your glitter or sprinkles! Once you glue down the acrylic, the glitter will be contained in the sign.
Finish the sign with the top layer of MDF and the base details. Let dry overnight then add a hook on the back so that you can hang the sign on the wall.
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Download Free Believe in Magic Crystal Ball SVG
You will NOT be sent an email with the file. Free SVG files available for download are for PERSONAL USE ONLY. SVG file is included to use with xTool Creative Space, Glowforge App, and other laser specific software.
Make sure you pin one of the images from this post to your favorite Halloween board on Pinterest. It helps to support my free designs!