Making Faux Books for Halloween
Add a hand-painted papier-mache book to your Halloween decorations. You could add a spooky title. This is a guide about making faux books for Halloween
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I wanted a stack of old books as a prop with my Halloween decorations, but all of the ones I found were too expensive. Then I saw these at the craft store, they are actually boxes. They are perfect and easily customizable.
- paper mache book boxes
- black paint
- white paint
- gold paint
- paint brushes
- clear coat, optional
- Paint the outside of books (skipping the pages area and the spine details). Once the paint is dry, paint the inside of the box. I recommend doing 2 coats of paint.
- Paint the spine details with the gold paint.
- For the pages, I mixed white and gold paint together to give them an aged look.
- Stack your faux books and use them as part of your Halloween decorations. You can also store treats or small items in them too.