I love this wonderful decorative set of Halloween Books that my daughter gave me last year.

They came from “The Shop Around the Corner” that I told you about from our Weekend Wander in Waconia!

They are still available to buy this year…..

I have mine on the hall entry table with my new Owl….cute!

I loved the idea of the this so much that I wanted some for my school Halloween display….and of course I didn’t want to spend the money to buy the “real” thing….

I did a knock-off version for $7 instead of the $25 for the originals.

Since this was BB (before blog), I can’t do an actual tutorial with photos…..
but this is what I did!

You can buy these paper mache books in a set of 3 from Michael’s for 6.99

  • I painted the outside with flat black craft paint.
  • I painted the book page area with metallic gold paint.
  • I printed out the cover and spine images on my computer
  • I used Modge Podge to attach the printed titles and cover to the books

And here is the finished result! 
I left them loose….instead of gluing them together….so I can stack them every which way!

They sit on the table with all of the Halloween books for kids to check out…..I even had a kid try to check one of them out…..He was so disappointed when he found out they weren’t real!

This morning I was looking in the craft cupboard for something and came upon these photo albums that I bought at Goodwill…..hmmmm
I am thinking I should distress these….add some Halloween themed titles and have another set….
Wish me luck!

You might also be interested in the post I did about Halloween Books for Kids!

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