Adding some spell books to your Halloween decor is surely a great idea. It will enhance the spooky look of the decor uniquely. Some old-looking books with creepy covers will complement the other stuff like poison bottles or mummy luminary perfectly.
You can create your own DIY spell books by yourself by using some used and cheap stuff. With just some simple efforts you can have those spooky books for your Halloween decor.
If you are looking for a fun project to create the DIY spell books, here we share you a complete tutorial that is originally created by Kelly Ladd from popsugar.com. It is a very easy and cheap project that you can try at home!
You’ll need some used stuff to create these spooky spell books, so you don’t have to worry about the budget that you should spend. It is a very fun project that you can do with your friends without any needs of special artist’s skill!
Let’s just keep scrolling to find out what you have to prepare and execute to have some DIY spell books for your ultimate Halloween decor!
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DIY Spell Books Tutorial
Things that you’ll need to prepare:
- Used hardcover books with hundreds of pages
- 3D letter stickers
- Sticky back foam
- Black and silver acrylic craft paint
- Glitter craft paint
- Glue sticks
- Mod Podge
Tools that you’ll need to prepare:
- Foam brush
- Hot glue gun
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Placing the spooky characters and letters:
- You can draw your own Halloween-themed character or find some spooky templates online on the craft foam and cut it by using scissors. Adjust the size of each character so it can fit the cover well.
- Stick the foam on the book cover, decorate it properly.
- Stick the letters on top of the character and the side of the book.
- Apply the hot glue on the edge of the craft foam to secure it.
Giving the rough texture:
- Using the foam brush, spread out the mod podge on the book surface roughly.
- Crumple a tissue, and put it on top of the book then spread the mod podge again. Let the tissue rip-off, so you can get the extra rough texture.
- Outline the edges of the foam and letter by using a toothpick. Let it dry completely.
Painting the cover:
- Paint the cover of the book with the black paint, make sure you cover the book with the paint thoroughly.
- Highlight the craft foam and the 3D letters by using the silver paint.
- Add some glitter to the book cover to give a bolder impression. Let it dry.
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Have fun to do your DIY spell books project and happy Halloween day!