Inexpensive Witch's Books

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I love to decorate for Halloween but hate the high costs of many of the cute items, so I look for things to make cheaply.

Today I want to share my Witch's Books. Of course a witch needs to have a book full of her spells, right?

Not only is this an easy project, but it was free for me to make since I had all of the items on hand. The project goes quickly but you do have to wait for the paint to dry.
Step 1: Gather your books. I had some old books that I use the pages for projects. If you don't have any books, you can pick them up rather cheaply at garage sales, thrift stores or flea markets.
Step 2: Next I painted them black. I just used what I had on hand.I had to put a second coat on one of the books. I tried to sand them a little, but it didn't do much.Step 3: Now it is time to write the words on the books. I just wrote the words freehand. 
Step 3: Now it is time to write the words on the books. I just wrote the words freehand.  I used dimensional fabric paint that I had on hand. You can get it at craft stores for around $3. You can even make your own dimensional paint. You could use regular paint, but I wanted some depth to the letters. I let it dry over night to make sure it was dry.
Step 4:  On one of the books, I took a fine paint brush and outlined the letters in black. 
Step 5:  Add in some additional decor. Last year I made about 10-12 potion bottles. They were so nice but I did not have time to post about them. I put them away and for the life of me I have no idea where I put them.  Maybe I will find them by next year. Check my post for more pictures and details. You might also like my Inexpensive Stacked Pumpkins.
Suggested materials:
  • Books   (garage sale, thrift store)
  • Black paint   (on hand)
  • Dimensional paint   (craft store)
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