Sunday, October 2, 2011

Snow White Spell Book


I made a spell book similar to this last year using the spell from Macbeth.  This year the witch's brewing area is themed around the witch from Snow White so I made pages using those spells and my potion bottles include the necessary ingredients plus a few extras.

I could have just printed the new pages and put them in the old book but I didn't have time to do a tutorial last year so I went ahead and made a new book entirely.


Start with a hardback book from Dollar Tree and turn to a page somewhere in the middle.  Grab some of the handy coffee mixture and apply to the face of the two open pages, the sides of the book, basically anywhere that you can see with it laying open like this.  I also put some of the coffee mixture into a spray bottle and misted the pages as I flipped through them to soak it a little better.  I also flipped through the pages using each corner of the book to make them curl up a little more.


Once the book is dry, make some coffee dyed canvas that is all around two inches bigger than your open book.  Center your book on top of the canvas and cut out a notch where the spine is so that spot is just big enough to wrap around and cover the binding.


Use hot glue to hold that little tab along the spine in place.  Glue each corner in place as shown above.  Then wrap all of the sides around and glue them in place as well.


Type out your spell pages and cut them down to the size of your book.  Use a foam brush to paint both sides of the paper with the coffee mixture and bake them at 250F for about 3 minutes just like the potion labels.  Let them cool for a couple of minutes and then slide them into the book.  I dyed and baked another page for each side to go underneath the spell pages which made the book look a little bit fuller.  You can glue the pages in place to make them more durable or leave them loose so you can change them each year.

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25 comments:

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

this is freakin cool!

Cherie said...

What a super great wonderful awesome idea!

Design DNA said...

I love this! I'm working on another spell book right now that I hope to post in the next few days :)

Corie @ Design DNA

Katie said...

Ahhh! I love this book! I wanted to make a spell book this year, but it doesn't really go with our theme... so I'm saving it for a next year project! :)

Jaime said...

LOVE THIS! You can bake paper?! In a gas stove?!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

This is brilliant! LOVE IT!

Mrs. Adventure said...

I love the tutorial, now I feel the need to make one :o)

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

oh I love this project!

Vivian said...

This is so COOL! Definitely to keep in mind for a future Snow White themed birthday party for my daughter.

Yadira said...

Interesting. I like the look of the finished book and the extra touch of the bottles around it.

What happens if someone flips the pages? I imagine that only the page with the spell is altered.

Chelsea@getyourcraptogether said...

I'm pinning this idea! Love it

Heather said...

This is AMAZING. Seriously, some of the coolest Halloween decor I have ever seen! Featured you on my blog today:
http://diykindagirl.blogspot.com/2011/10/friday-finds-10711.html

PitterAndGlink said...

WOW! This is just awesome!!!!!!!!

amyg @ My 3 Monsters said...

This is great!! Thank you, thank you for writing a tutorial for me to Pin. I love it!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Oh I love this! I always walk by the book section of Dollar Tree thinking I don't need anything but now.... SO COOL!

Jileen said...

How creative! this is amazing!

ferrellgraph-x said...

This is so AWESOME!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Katie said...

You already know how much I love this book. Thank you again for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy I featured your spell book!

Lil' Luna said...

I am SOOOO in love with this!! Flippin' awesome! Great job! :)

While They Snooze said...

Through My Looking Glass...

http://christybuonomophoto.blogspot.com/2010/10/witchs-spell-book.html

She has great Halloween ideas!

Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

LOVE it!!! Such a great idea! Would be great for a Harry Potter party too! :)

BigBearswife said...

that is so awesome for HAlloween!! great idea!

Rhissanna said...

This is just amazing! I'm so going to do this! And isn't the Dollar Tree great?

Lil'Bits said...

My kind of Halloween! i Love,love it!!<3<3

Just Whisper said...

Great tutorial, beautiful project. Pinning. Thanks.