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If you're looking for lots of Halloween decorating ideas to replicate, this is the site for you. This was made from a light fixture ball and an old candy dish, with some other touches. "Seeing Things: DIY Crystal Ball"
Some seers say that they do not actually see images in the crystal itself, but rather that the featureless interior of the stone facilitates them in clearing their mind of distractions so that future truths or events will become known to them.
DIY Halloween surprise balls - I've totally avoided surprise balls in the past, but if there ever was a time to do them it would be Halloween. I've got plenty of left over halloween kitsch from years past that I could tuck in them along with some little candies.