I’ve been working on Halloween and Fall Decor. And this spooky and fun DIY spell book is a must for Halloween. This project is so dang easy and only cost me a couple bucks. Which who doesn’t love DIY’s that don’t break the bank. You know I am all about saving money when it comes to crafts and home decor!
Supplies you will need:
- Vintage Book
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Metallic Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Big Spider
- Free Skull Printable (click link to get it)
- Paper Towel
- Mod Podge
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To first start out you will want to find an old book. I found mine at a garage sale. But I’ve bought tons at the thrift store also. These books usually cost less than a dollar and they are actually super pretty to display in your home.
This is a large spider I found at Dollar Tree. It’s velvet and brown. I wanted it to match the book so I painted it black. I used acrylic paint.
You will have to use a couple coats because the brown peeks through.
I’ve seen this technique used on Pinterest before to bring texture to items. You rip up paper towels and mod podge them all over the book or whatever item you are using. They will take some time to dry. I let mine dry over night to make sure it was completely ready for paint.
Next, I hot glued a spider web in the corner. It definitely wasn’t perfect which didn’t bother me because you’ll paint over it.
You can see the spider web coming together.
Just so you know the hot glue will only take a minute to dry. Once it has dried you can start painting the whole book black.
It will take at least two layers of acrylic paint to fully cover the book.
Once the black paint is dry you can hot glue on your black spider. You may have to go back and touch up some areas that didn’t get fully covered in paint.
And then when I painted the entire book black, and hot glued on my spider I brought out my metallic acrylic paint. This paint is awesome to use as an accent color.
So there wasn’t really any pattern to painting on the metallic paint. I just painted over random spots until it created the desired look I wanted.
This cool skull is a FREE printable you can from THIS LINK. You will want to mod podge it on the front of the book.
Here it is guys! I love the way it turned out. What a fun Halloween DIY it was.