Having a Disney Villains or a Disney’s Descendants party or maybe just a Halloween party? Then you’ve got to make this easy DIY Spell Book prop for your tablescape!
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.
If you’re going to make poison apples, you definitely need a spell book!
You will not believe how easy this is, and you can make it for practically nothing!
What do you need to make a DIY Spell Book?
- 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
- Sleeping Curse printable
Get the Sleeping Curse Printable
How do you make a DIY Spell Book?
First, print out the Sleeping Curse 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.
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.
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.
Next, crack the spine of the book right in the middle of the pages so that it will easily stay open.
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.
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.
Looking for more fun ideas for your Disney Villians? Check these out: