Harry Potter Inspired Book of Spells

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4 Hours

Today I am sharing a Harry Potter Inspired Book of Spells that is simply Magical! See how to create your own just in time for Harry’s birthday on July 31st.

This turned out simply Magical and it all started with a Phone Book!

Trace around the phone book onto a piece of matboard. Cut out, (make 2). Apply a generous amount of glue and attach the matboard to the fron and back of the phone book. Add some tape to the binding being sure to cover the edges of the matboard.

Die cut two sets of letters saying “BOOK OF SPELLS” (for the cover) and “SPELLS” (for the binding) out of matboard. Glue the letters together and adhere “BOOK OF SPELLS” onto the front of the book. And then, ‘SPELLS” to the binding.

Apply a generous amount of decoupage medium to the entire front cover. Crumble up a piece of tissue paper and place it onto the cover. Add a second coat of deoupage medium on top of the tissue paper. Being the tissue paper around onto the binding and back cover in the same way. Repeat with a second piece of tissue paper, this will give the book more texture. Let Dry. Trim the tissue paper close to the edge and glue to the inside of the covers. Glue one of the pages from book to the inside of the covers to keep everything neat. Paint the entire book with black acrylic paint. Let dry.

Using a blender brush apply metallic pigment ink to the edges of the book. Apply metallic pigment ink over the ridges of the back cover. Then onto the binding, front cover and edges.

Enjoy your Harry Potter Inspired Book of Spells!

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  • Maude  LaFountain Maude LaFountain on Jul 28, 2021

    OHHH I just love this ....I am a big fan of Harry Potter books and movies ...My granddaughters turned me on to Harry Potter and I just love it ...I will be making me one of these to add to my Halloween decorations..for my Halloween party ...Thanks for sharing ...great job ...

  • Ann Butler Designs Ann Butler Designs on Jul 29, 2021

    So glad you like it...enjoy!