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When I heard about Disney’s Descendants, I was thrilled! Who doesn’t love the villains? I knew my kids were going to be just as excited, and we had to have a movie-watching party. Plus, we purple hair girls gotta cheer each other on!
I headed to Walmart and grabbed a copy of the movie and the soundtrack. Plus, I had to grab some villainous party supplies. Our little movie-watching party was going to be awesome from Poison Apple punch to cupcakes with shards of broken magic mirror!
In the next few days, I’ll share my recipes and tricks to make these fun little treats! Today, I’m sharing a super easy tutorial for this awesome DIY spell book.
I have a thing for the Disney villains like the Evil Queen and Maleficent. While I was planning our little party, I got the fabulous idea to give it an Evil Queen spin with poison apples and magic mirrors, and a spell book. You gotta have a spell book if you want to make poison apples, right?
You will not believe how easy this is, and you can make it for practically free.
Spell Book Tutorial
- 1 hardcover book
- ink pads in brown and/or black (or permanent markers in brown and black will work in a pinch, too)
- spray bottle of water
- hair dryer
- paint brush
- FREE printables – found HERE
First, print out the PDF with the spell book pages. You might need to resize them, depending on your book. I got my book at the dollar store for a $1. My book pages were 9 x 6 inches, and I cut my printables out smaller than that.
Next, make the pages look well used with a spray bottle of water. I made a quick little video to show you how I keep fluffing the pages. Do this around the entire book. Also, crack the spine of the book right in the middle of the pages so that it will easily stay open.
As you’re flipping the pages, spray the water, so that the lower pages will fluff up as well. Then, let it sit for a little while to dry.
When the edges are still a little damp take a brown ink pad or chalk pad (scrapbooking tools) and rub them around the edges of the pages all the way around to give the book a worn look to it. I used both black and brown.
If you don’t have ink pads, you can easily use permanent markers to do it as well, just be careful to just run it along the edges.
Now it’s time to cut out the PDF pages. Before decoupaging them, go around the edges of the PDF pages with the ink or chalk pads to age them as well.
Decoupage the pages of the book where you will put the spell pages.
When you add the spell pages, make sure to line them up right at the center seam as shown above, so that they look like pages in the book. Then smooth the paper outward from the seam to get rid of any bubbles.
Next, decoupage the spell pages from the seam outward and from top to bottom.
Now you’ll just let it dry. If you are impatient (like me), then use a hair dryer to let it dry quickly.
Now you’ve got a great spell book prop for your Descendants party table!
The kids LOVED the movie, and I have to admit, so did I! We are loving the soundtrack in the car, too! Check back for more how-to’s for all these fun ideas! I just can’t wait to share them! We even have tiny magic mirror cookies like Evie’s little magic mirror compact from her mother, the Evil Queen.
Have you and your kids seen Disney’s Descendants? Who’s your favorite villain?
Looking for more fun ideas for your Disney Villians? Check these out:
Poison Apple Punch
Shards of Glass Cupcakes