Monday, October 11, 2010

Book of Spells


One day my Hubby and I were at DI (Thrift Store) in line checking out, and there was a stack of books on a table. I was browsing through and saw this old textbook that was old and crappy, the pages were tan colored, right away I thought I could make a spell book! This was back in the beginning of September so I've put it off. Now that its the middle of October I finally made time to do it, I love how it turned out!

Supplies:

- Old Book
- Black Ink Pad
- Glue Stick
- Sandpaper (not pictured)

There is no rhyme or reason to this project. I just tore the edges to my hearts content. Originally I wanted to burn the edges but my hubby gave me a big-fat-no on that one, he said he didn't trust me burning things inside of the house, after giving him the glare, I agreed that hes probably right. (Probably... but we will never know now will we?)

After tearing all the pages this is what I had on my floor....

After that, ink the pages... I just went with it. I totally killed my ink pad in the process :(

When I was done with that it still didn't look as roughed up and old as I wanted, so I grabbed some sandpaper and roughed it up a little.

I made the cover on photoshop and then printed it off at home. I just cut it out and glued it on.


Best part, this only cost me $2 to make!!

PS... Please notice how cute the spider is, my hubby didnt even notice it till I pointed it out. Its my favorite part!

26 comments:

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

This is so cute! My kids would love it. DI is my absolute favorite thrift store, in fact my daughter and I plan on going there tomorrow!

HILLARY said...

Oh my goodness, that is so clever and so easy!! I love it. Now I just need to figure out a good place to put it... that is when I make it! That's really great!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

This is a fantastic idea! My family has ancestors from the Salem Witch Hunt so my Mom and Aunt is OBSESSED with all things witch. They would love this. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for popping over to my blog.

Melissa said...

Now that is cute... and I love the spider!

Erin said...

That turned out awesome!!!

And I didn't notice the spider either until you said something! :)

Taylor-Ann said...

cute book..love it.

Thanks for stopping by My Modish Mood yeaterday!

the cape on the corner said...

that looks great, and is a fantastic idea! so cute.

glad you liked the idea of the spider ribbon, it'll go great with your spider on the book.

have you entered my birthday giveaway yet? please do, if you'd like to.

Patrick and Jennie said...

Very cool! So where did you put it?

Lindy said...

I've got to make something like this -- I love it~

Melissa said...

This is super cute and a great idea!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your book turned out fabulous!!! Can your book of spells make me skinny?

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

This is such a great idea! I featured it on my blog today! :]

Karen said...

I have been wanting to make a book of spells this year! What a cute idea. I found your blog on Blue Cricket. I am following your blog now! Stop by when you get the chance:
www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

Kris Stepney said...

This is a fantastic, simple and cheap project! Awesomeness :)

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

L-O-V-E :0) Fabulous!

BuyWoWDeathKnight said...

cool!
maybe you could write poetry in it(if the paper on the book permits it or if there is no writing inside the book) then it would really look like a book of spells.

Buy WoW Death Knight

Terrell said...

Totally loving this!!! I am so excited to be your newest follower of your adorable blog, and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to show off your sweet creations at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Lei said...

Fabulous!!!

Jenn said...

I love it! I think I am finished with the Halloween decorating for this year but I will definitely remember it for next year! Oh, and I think the spider is great! :)

Jenn
www.cleanandscentisble.blogspot.com

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Hi Michelle, I've really enjoyed my visit to your blog. I love all these darling projects. I must be a dumb blond - I can't find the spider! Duh! Great "meeting" you. P.S. Isn't DI the BEST!?

Warmly, Michelle

Michelle (www.thereallifemom.blogspot.com) said...

This is fantastic! Very creative and cute! Thank you for sharing! I also wanted to let you know I responded back to you about the tutu @thereallifemom...I couldn't find your email to email you about it. Thanks again for sharing your great ideas!

Tracie said...

That turned out great! Love the spider!

Jen said...

You did a great job!
LOVE,LOVE,LOVE this!
I'm a new follower!

Jen said...

I'm featuring this on my blog today! Hope you don't mind!

Gośka said...

My daughter wants such a spellbook to dress for carnival fun at school:) Now I know how to do such a thing:)

Kris said...

Love this! I would have trouble cutting up a book, but this is so freaking cute, I just might have to.

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