What’s your favorite Halloween movie? Mine is, of course, Hocus Pocus. And what does every good witch need? A DIY spell book of course!
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DIY Spell Books
The first things I did was go through my book collection and look for books I wouldn’t mind ruining. Thankfully I found a couple. Otherwise, a thrift store would be perfect for this part!
I painted the covers of the books black and then went about aging the pages. First, I tried fire, did not work. Then, I tried paint, it worked ok.
Finally, I tried tea. This worked perfectly! It gave the aged look I was looking for, but it did take forever to dry!
Once the pages were dry, I crinkled the pages, then flattened them out so they would look old and worn. For one book, I took my hot glue gun and created a big spider web, spider, and the words spell book.
Once the glue was dry, I went over the glue with gold paint so that it would pop on the book. Then I aged the book with the gold paint as well.
For the second book, I covered it in cheese cloth. I covered the book in mod podge, placed the cheese cloth down, and then covered the whole thing with mod podge again.
I also painted the edges of the pages of the book with cheese cloth with gold.
They both came out so good and I love the way they look on my mantel. The perfect spooky touch!