Yan and Shanine makes a DIY Spell Book storage box

I’ve always wanted to own a Spell Book that can double up as a storage kit for my Dungeons & Dragons dices and components, so I’ve been itching to make them for awhile. When it comes to making mystical themed art, my best pal to do it with is none other than Shanine. So, I popped by her place after work to make these magical looking Spell Books with her. Don’t feel intimidated by how complex the books look, they’re actually very easy to make!

I bought all my materials from Spotlight. Here’s the list of what you need:

  • Mod Podge
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper towel
  • Scrapbook wooden frames
  • Scrapbook wooden ornaments
  • Scrapbook alphabet stickers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Artificial pearl stickers
  • Paper mache books
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Metallic gold acrylic paint

And here are the simple steps to make the Spell Book:

  • First, assemble the scrapbook wooden frame, ornaments, pearl stickers and alphabets on the cover of the paper mache book, then glue them on with the hot glue gun.
  • Dampen the paper towel then drape it over the book. Glue the paper towel on to the front cover, spine and back cover of the book by applying Mod Podge with the sponge brush. Don’t worry if the paper becomes crinkly and messy, this is the desired texture for the Spell Book!
  • Apply black acrylic paint all over the front cover, spine and back cover of the book. It’ll look like a beautiful mess!
  • Finally, use a dry brush to gently brush over the protruding areas with metallic acrylic paint. It’ll bring out the details and give the book an antique look!

And there you have it, a Spell Book that doubles up as storage! Now my Dungeons & Dragons dices have a new home. What I like most about making these Spell Books is that they don’t need to look perfect to look good. Any minor flaws or imperfections made during the process adds character to the book, making it uniquely yours!

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