Friday, September 18, 2015

Make It With Mason - Spell Books

UPDATE!!! I'm now beginning to make a few of these for sale on my Etsy shop. The ones for sale are a box that look like a book. This allows for your creativity in what you want to put inside (Halloween candy / a spooky spider etc). I've added a bookmark that includes a handmade stained glass piece, bead and feather and other adornments. The interior is lined with felt and overall it would look amazing amongst your other Halloween decor. Each one is handmade with attention to detail and seriously look even better in person.

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When the leaves begin to change color and there is a crisp in the air, I can't help but get excited for Halloween. Lets be honest though. I'm thinking about Halloween all year long. Every once in a while I like to find a project that me and my friends can all do together. To kick off this season, I chose to to make Spell Books. They really are quite easy and took everyone about 3 hours to make their books from start to finish. There are many How To's on pinterest and the internet so I won't post a How To here.

Basically you get an old book, glue on objects or cut out shapes from cardboard or foam sheets to design the look. Then take a paper towel or napkin and using only a single ply portion of it, you glue it on over the cover, spine and back and on top of all your objects. Then spray paint it all black. Then using a dry brush technique, lightly brush on copper, gold or silver to get the raised areas to really pop! I love how different everyones turned out but how cool they all look together!


  1. Awesome books! Thanks for sharing! Fantastic idea for re-purposing old books!

  2. I was just wondering how to make a wood box look like a really old book so I could hide it among the other books in my collection. Just some random personal items I'd rather "hide in plain sight" so to thanks for the how to!

    1. Hi Kristine, I think I just responded to you on etsy. You for sure could make a wood box look like an old book. I didn't post a how to on this blog because there are a lot of instructions you can find just by googling it. Good luck! I hope it turns out great!

  3. Thanks for a spooky (fun) idea to give candy on Halloween