Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon

Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon

I’ll admit it- when it comes to vintage, salvaged light fixtures, I am an addict. For whatever reason, they are a constant source of inspiration…particularly during Halloween. And leave it to me to completely forget about a large, amazing light globe that I had purchased several years ago. It had gotten pushed back to the far reaches of my Craft Room, where it has been hibernating for way too long!

large vintage salvaged light globe fixture from Habitat ReStore / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Large and in charge…

As I was going through a “Purge the Craft Room” spell a few weeks ago, I retrieved it…and was immediately inspired by the night sky above. This post contains some affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

What if I could make this look like the moon? Like a creepy full moon on Halloween…

So now I was on a quest to moon-ify the large, frosted light globe. Why not throw caution to the wind and try sponge painting the inside of the glass? Being such a large orb, I could easily get my hand inside and maneuver it around…

DIY Halloween Moon Light

With putty-colored craft paint and a natural sponge pilfered from an unsuspecting Summer Jar, I went to work…using as little paint as possible to keep it from being gloppy or sloppy.

Getting ready to sponge paint…

Doesn’t look like much right now…

Ok, all done!

It didn’t take long for the paint to dry, and I definitely needed to see what it looked like with an LED flameless candle inside. If it looked silly or terrible, the whole idea was shot.

Thankfully, it looked like this.

HURRAY!! It worked!

Oh. My…

Needless to say, I was thrilled! Maybe it looks more like a planet than the moon- but it had that eerie blood moon glow and I was ecstatic.

Because I didn’t want the actual light fixture part to be visible when all was said and done, I decided to paint it black.

But I didn't paint over those cool old labels!

But I didn’t paint over those cool old labels!

And then on to the last step- adding a little “witch on a broom” action to my moon! I found some clipart online, printed it out, and then traced it on some heavy duty black cardstock from the craft store.

The finishing touch…

Tracing my little witch…

I cut out my sweet little witch and affixed it to the exterior of my light fixture using Scotch tape.

And there it is, with the lights on.

A Moon Revealed…

And when the LED candle came on and I dimmed the lights, I had the most FANTASTIC Halloween decoration.

Sadie Seasongoods: salvaged ceiling light fixture full moon Halloween witch DIY craft project / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oooh…

Isn’t it seriously awesome?? And so easy to make!

Ok, I’ll stop squealing with glee…for now…But I am SO looking forward to having this in the window on Halloween night.

Craft on!

S


 

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Comments

  1. I love this idea!!! It turned out amazing! Where did you get the witch to trace?

  2. Fonda Rush says:

    You done good! It’s amazing that when you take a chance on something and it turns out just like you wanted it to — or even better! If it didn’t work, we would never have seen it. I’m not a Halloween decor person, but I love this moon! I would use it all the time — no matter what time of the year. (Maybe you can find a way to block out more than half of it and make a crescent moon! I know…I’m getting carried away!) Love this project!

  3. WOW, so glad it worked out for you. I love it!

  4. TA DA!! look at you all clever once again! looks cute 😉

  5. Sarah, what a clever idea. It looks terrific. I saw your post at the Elizabeth & Co. party.

  6. Absolutely love this craft project! So simple, yet with such great effect!

  7. You are just so darn clever! Another fabulous repurposing job! Thanks for sharing the tutorial at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  8. Coolest light ever! Now I need to scour the thrift store for a light.

  9. This is spooktacular!!! Love this and great tutorial.

  10. This is amazing! Someone else would have left the “moon” white – or painted it flat. Your dabbled effect makes it look real. Just LOVE it!

  11. You did an amazing job on this. It really looks Great! Love it! Now I will be on the lookout for old light fixtures.

  12. Yes, it is seriously awesome! I made a globe into a moon with a witch, but I LOVE the way this one glows from the inside. I need to find a light fixture now…and I want to make some of your wonderful ghosts, too!

  13. Nice job! you could add Tinkerbell or Peter Pan and use in a child’s room!
    I’ve sponge painted over mats in picture frames to change the color too.

  14. I L❤️VE this!!! I am confused as to how it lights up without an electrical cord. How does it work?

  15. So clever! Love how it turned out! Have a great week 🙂

  16. What a cool idea! I’m loving this. I have a few witch-related Halloween decorations already so this would fit right in at my house! Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

  17. This is awesome!!

  18. What a cute idea! Very creative! She’s going to look awesome in your window. I really like how you sponged some paint on the inside, really makes it look like the moon.

  19. This is such a fantastic idea! Love it!!!

  20. I’m in love with this !!!!! This is such my style and I’m definitely going to try it !!! Yes you rocked this 100% !!! Thanks for coming by Welcome Home Wednesdays. Laci @ Sequinsinthesouth

  21. I’m back! You are seriosuly the coolest! I would never come up with something like that. It looks AMAZING!

  22. blissranch says:

    I have a whole bunch of light globes just begging for a glowing witch.

  23. I absolutely love this wickedly wonderful light. I would keep this up all year in my house. It is beautiful!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      I know, and that’s the beauty of just taping the witch on- you could remove it or swap it out for other images!!

  24. What an awesome idea!! I don’t think that I could stop staring at it every night when I turned it on. Your guests are going to love this when they visit you!

  25. What a SUPER cool idea! It totally looks like an October moon! Love it!

  26. WOW! Awesome idea, great project and perfect Halloween decoration. TFS new subscriber 🙂

  27. What a great idea to use a sponge! The result looks great!!

  28. Seriously the most clever way to use a vintage ball light fixture ever. There is a new vintage link party Vintage Charm starting up this coming week on Thursday October 15th and I would love for you to join at http://bluewillowhouse.com. Hope to see you there.

  29. How cute and creative! Love it!

  30. Just LOVE this. Very clever and turned out spooktacular!
    Stopping by from Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  31. This is such a cool idea and it really looks like the moon! I would have never thought to do something like this! thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link!

    Cat

  32. OMG Sarah, this is absolutely awesome!! I would love if you could share this with us next week at #OMHGWW, http://sweethings.net/oh-my-heartsie-girls-wordless-wednesday/
    Pinned as well!

  33. Fantastic idea….you really have a successful makeover here…would be a fortune at a craft show…would love and owl on a tree silhouette also…or even a cat, jacko—-great idea! Thanks, Sandi

  34. Oh my gosh! This project is amazing! I love the way it turned out! Definitely pinning for some Halloween DIY inspiration. 🙂

  35. hilkayaker says:

    This is too cute! Would love to make this!

  36. Very clever project which turned out great! There is no telling what wonderful goodies lurk amongst the craft room storage, are there! #merrymonday

  37. That’s too darn clever and cute! Gave you a shout-out on FB today! Thanks for sharing it at the VIP!

  38. Whhhhhat?! This is amazing! Totally love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  39. This is AWESOME!!! How creative! Makes me want to go the “ReStore” and make one for my mantel.

  40. Your moon is absolutlely beautiful!! Such a fun way to use old light fixtures. I LOVE using old light features as Halloween props. I made this last year: https://instagram.com/p/u1Xw43MG0s/

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so much, Christine- ME, TOO- love using old light fixtures for Halloween projects. I probably have made too many by now. 🙂

  41. tylerthestripedhouse says:

    Oh my gosh, I wish I had your creativity! This is so brilliant 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Circle 🙂

  42. I love this!! It looks fantastic. Very clever.

  43. Hi Sarah! I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your Vintage Light Fixture Halloween Moon, and I’m featuring you as my pick for the Rockstars this week from Creativity Unleashed! As a Rockstar you’re in the running for this week’s MEGA Rockstar! Grab your friends and come vote at URL The MEGA Rockstar gets loads of love including: 1. The Mega Rockstar project will be featured on all of our social media networks (that’s FB, Twitter, Pinterest, and G+ shoutouts from five different bloggers!!!) 2. Each host will visit the Mega Rockstar’s blog that week and we’ll pin a bucketload of any other great content we find to some of our largest group boards! 3.The Mega Rockstar of the week will get an invite to our secret group Pinterest board where you can pin your own great content. We go through that board each week when we are looking for great, new content to pin, so this means that even months after you’ve won the Mega Rockstar of the week, we can still find and pin your newest awesome content! Congratulations and Good Luck!!! Love, Gwen

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      OOOH, Thank you so much!! I’ll be sure to post on my FB wall so that my followers can vote for me. 🙂

  44. That is REALLY cool. I love your idea!

  45. This is so creative!! I love it when projects turn out perfect. Thanks so much for sharing with the Creative Circle!

  46. Hi Sadie! I love this!! Super clever girl! You are one of my Featured pics at this weeks Spooktacular! Sharing on social media today!
    Kim

  47. Brilliant!

  48. I LOVE IT, looks fantastic!

  49. You have the best ideas ever!! THanks for sharing on MMM! See you at the next party! 🙂
    Cathy

  50. Hi Sarah! I just wanted to let you know that you are this week’s MEGA Rockstar from Creativity Unleashed! I will be shouting you out on all my social media outlets and will have tons of pins going up tonight on my biggest boards starting around 7:30EST. I’ll also be featuring you in my weekly newsletter on Friday. I hope you get LOTS of love this week! You totally deserve it, girl!!!

  51. Wow, Sara, this is so darn cute, clever and all-around awesome! I chose you to be featured at tomorrow’s Vintage Charm Party #2, going live 8am EST, 7amCST over at http://charmbraceletdiva.blogspot.com! Can’t wait to see you there again! xokathleen

  52. Just stopping by to let you know that you are going to be featured at tomorrow night’s Throwback Thursday party! Woohoo! Can’t wait to see you there and hope you bring all your friends!

  53. I have the same globe, definitely doing this! Thanks!

  54. Ok sister I gotta hand it to you! This was brilliant! Being a fellow Halloween lover I will surely be looking to do a variation of this. Thanks so much!

  55. cecilia Jacobs says:

    I made a Fairy Moon Globe….I used a car decal, rated for outdoor use up to 7 years. Put it on a post in the garden. I am going to see if I put a solar light under the globe if it will charge through the paint, then it will not matter if I forget to turn on the flameless candle.

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