Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Halloween Crafts

October 25, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 16

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Halloween Freebie.


Ten Bookish Halloween Crafts


Make these Altered Halloween Books by Lindsey at Better After.

All you need are a few old books, some plastic novelty toys, paper towels, Glue N’ Seal or Mod Podge, and black and metallic paint.



Recreate the Hogwarts ceiling

…with these DIY floating candles by Vanessa at Consumer Crafts’ Crafts Unleashed blog (The image is from Jenn at Eating Bender.)



Make a book pumpkin! You can decoupage it, like this…

(from I Heart Naptime)

Or make it out of a book, like this!

(from Creations by Kara)



from Paper Trail Designs

Free Printable Harry Potter book covers

(from Paper Trail Design)



Make a Pied Piper of Hamelin jack-o-lantern

(via Shelterness)



Design your own wand

…using a long chopstick, hot glue, and acrylic paint (tutorial from Boxy Colonial.)  You can also make them fancier by adding beads (tutorial on Pinterest.)



Dress up your door with a wreath reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe

(from Gwen Moss)



Take a page from a Halloween coloring book

(via U Create)



Dress up (or dress your child) as Shelob… or Aragog

(from Mad in Crafts)


Have fun, and have a safe and spooky Halloween!

16 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Halloween Crafts”

  1. Lindsay

    What a fun take on this week’s prompt, Lark! Last fall I made myself a wand for my Hermione costume with the dowel/glue gun method and I also made a few recycled book pumpkins, which are currently adorning our living room. I love that Hogwarts ceiling!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I love that ceiling! Wish I’d had Pinterest and known about craft blogs back when I did a Harry Potter party for our daughter. I’d love to see your book pumpkins; are you going to put them on your blog?

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      They use electric (battery) tea lights, so there’s no flame – totally safe! And the “candle” part is a paper towel tube with hot glue to make the drips. I really like the decoupaged pumpkin idea, too. I’d probably mess the other one up, but decoupage I can do.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      That was my reaction – hey, I can do that! And the altered books and even the wands don’t seem that hard. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

  2. Got My Book

    Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday (I don’t like horror or scary), but I love crafts. There are some fun ideas here that can be done for any theme.

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      True. And I’m not into horror or scary either, which is why I tried to keep most of these more whimsical or magical, or just a little spooky. But you’re right that some could easily be adjusted for other themes. 🙂

  3. Stephanie Fairday's Blog

    SO many adorable crafts! I love that there are free HP book covers out there. I also adore the book wreath and the pumpkins. So many crafts to think about! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I didn’t have time to actually do any of these this year, but I’m thinking of trying one or two next year. I think the floating candles would be really cool on my porch.