You might be already tired of all these little structures by now, but I am more than half way done with them. The Halloween festival is coming together.
Today’s tutorial is a fortune teller’s tent and a table with a crystal ball. FYI, it will be a long post with lots of pictures.
As usual, I used foam board for most of the base structure. First I cut out a big circle for the floor, and a smaller circle for the ceiling. I actually made two circles of each section for additional strength.
For the roof bone, I cut out 1/4-ish of an circle, and made 5 more copies. These will determine the shape of the roof top of the tent, so you can play around if you want.
Line up and hot glue the roof top parts like the picture below.
On the ceiling side, poke 6 holes. Try not to poke through the roof.
Hot glue sticks or dowels in the hole you just opened.
I gave the wooden panel patterns on the floor piece.
Paint the areas that will be showing…floor, pillars, and ceiling.
This is how it will look like attached together. I find it easier to not to glue the floor to other pieces for decorating the inside afterwords.
For the tent fabric, I just used a wide size Halloween ribbon from a dollar store. I hot glued the top to look like the picture below.
Then I hot glued the sides onto the roof pieces.
I also hot glued the bottom of the pillars and the ribbon.
I simply folded the end of the ribbons.
The ribbon for the front is shorter and rolled up.
I added some tulle and black lace for some glam.
Then I wrapped a fringe ribbon around where the ceiling piece is.
On top of the roof, I pinned a pin through some beads for the top.
OK, phew…now onto the crystal ball table. This is actually my husband’s idea to make the crystal ball glow. I think it turned out pretty neat.
I had this flickering tea light from last Halloween. I cut off the silicone part on top. (The part that’s shaped like a flame) And got a crystal looking bead.
I painted the sides of the light with black acrylic paint.
Them I cut out a table top piece with a hole inside out of foam board.
I hot glued the table top onto the tea light.
I found this plastic lid of something just the right size for the inside of this table, so I used it under the tea light. Since there is a light switch on the bottom of the tea light, I didn’t glue the tea light and the lid together. They are simply stacked on top of each other.
Now I cut a hole in the middle of the table cloth piece.
Then I hot glued the table top and the cloth lining up the hole and the light.
I hot glued some more on the table cloth to foam a shape.
I glued a metal bead and a crystal ball bead on top of the light hole.
Crystal ball actually lights up quite nicely. I probably should cover the base so that the light doesn’t shine through under the ball though. XD