Saturday, August 27, 2011

Witch's Spell Books {part 1}

I went to Savers the other day and scanned their "wall-o-stuff-in baggies" and came across this glorious set of 3 wooden books (the largest of the three is 6" x 4") for only $2.99!

I painted the books with 2 layers of black acrylic paint.

I found these foil embossed stickers at the Dollar Store (painted them black). They were exactly what the books needed!

Scrapbook sticker letters were used to spell out the book titles.

Googly crafty eyes fit perfectly in the center of the dollar store stickers! was used to spookify the picture

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  1. What a great idea! I am going to have to look for some olds books!

  2. This is really cute. A great Halloween decoration! Thanks for sharing it :)

  3. love them. Perfect for any Halloween or Harry Potter party

  4. Wow! Now that's using your noggin! What a terrific idea! I will now be looking for those embossed stickers at DT! Thanks for sharing this.

  5. Hi New Neighbor,
    Coming over from Coastal Charm, The spell books are great and I am so happy that others are in the halloween mood. I have several hard back books and I am going to give that a try. Drop by for a visit. Kathy

  6. Thanks for linking up with Success U at

  7. These look so great! I should make some of these soon; Halloween will sneak up before I know it!

  8. This is brilliant! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  9. What a fun decorating idea! I love it! Found your blog through the chic on a shoestring link party!

    Brie from

  10. What a great idea! I've got a few books I can paint, too! Thanks!

  11. That is a wonderful idea!!! I know exactly what to do for my son's halloween/birthday party--Thanks!!!

  12. Love it! I'm collecting a bunch of Halloween ideas, will pin this for sure.

  13. Those look awesome! Fabulous for Halloween!

  14. These are great. I have pinned them.

  15. Oh my, you are SO creative! LOVE it! Can you decorate my house for Halloween?? You obviously have great ideas! Thanks for linking up at Show & Share!

  16. this looks amazing!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training!

  17. I popped over from Craft-O-Matic's link party and I love this idea! It's the stickers that really make this a great part of your Halloween Display (plus it's not too scary for the little kids!)

  18. Nice! :) Will keep the books in mind if I need an idea for a costume!

    call Bangladesh

  19. These are great! I have a houseful of Harry Potter fans, and they are already ganging up on me ... "Can you make these tomorrow while we're at school? Please!?"

  20. What a fun idea! I've been meaning to make a spell book lately, now I have a few more great ideas to add. thank you for sharing!

  21. awesome idea. i would love to have you link them up to our link party going on now so we can feature you!

  22. That is a really great idea. I want to make some for my sons room. New follower from the Creative Bloggers hop. Hope you stop by and visit.

  23. Wow... these books look great! I would love to make something like this. I'm a new follower from the Creative Bloggers hop. Thanks for sharing!!

  24. These are fantastic! Really, really cool! Here from Nest of Posies

  25. Love this! It would be a great addition to my witches kitchen! THanks for s haring, Paula from Idaho

  26. the covers totally make them old books-great job!

  27. What a fun, creative project. Cute!

  28. @ TaraD - It is a thrift store - usually a little more pricey and a little more organized. They have great Halloween costumes too.

  29. You would seriously MAKE MY DAY if you linked this up to my brand new linky party...

    It's a co-hosted party so you'll get double the exposure...and double the fun ;-)


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