Halloween DIY: Part 2 - Books, Food and Decor
Finally getting a chance to post pictures from projects over the last few weeks. Hope you find some inspiration behind these ideas. Happy Haunting!
I've included materials and steps for re-creating spooky spell books like these. The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating one of these books. I started by looking through my craft box for items of interest: small textured components such as flat wood pieces, rope/trim, ribbon, rhinestones, etc. These can be made very inexpensively - it just takes some creative thinking. Materials and directions are listed below.
Old phone book! Yep, FINALLY a use for those silly things. Plastic centipede and snake, wooden popsicle-like stick, red rhinestones.
Mixing up some paint colors.
Empty dish detergent box, spray painted black to make it look like a book. Stain mixed with magenta paint.
Stain, some magenta, gold and tiny yellow/gold highlights.
Materials used on this book. I was really luck to find 60 year old books at Goodwill!!!
Added 3D letters and tacks to finalize. This is one of my favorites!
Copper metallic paint, hot glue details and paint.
NO idea why some of these pictures are showing up tiny! They are all the same size when I'm writing they post. Please just click the picture until I can get it fixed. Thanks!
My husband painted this! Scrap wood with silver foil (from housing materials). I used the "weathered" method for this using glue as a base coat. (Follow link for details.)
Chalk Board Blocks created using scrap wood, wood stain, chalk board fabric, thumb tacks and spray adhesive.
Votive candles floating in red water. Makes removing the candle easier, and it looks creepy!