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!
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
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.
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.
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.
I cut out my sweet little witch and affixed it to the exterior of my light fixture using Scotch tape.
A Moon Revealed…
And when the LED candle came on and I dimmed the lights, I had the most FANTASTIC Halloween decoration.
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.