Halloween crafts for book lovers

By Fleur Clarke

Posted on October 13, 2015 in Books, Craft Corner with tags Halloween

Whether you feel up to constructing an elaborate Cthulhu pie, or just want to scrawl on a mirror and call your bathroom the Chamber of Secrets, we’ve got a spooky selection of bookish Halloween crafts for you.

1. Create some bookish Halloween bunting

Book bunting

book bat bunting

If you can bear to sacrifice a book that is…

Source: Simple As That

Source: The Golden Sycamore


2. Make a Necronomicon


Cast a spell on your friends and family and recreate the Book of the Dead from the Evil Dead. 

Source: Trinketeer


3. Bake a Cthulu pie

Cthulhu Pie

In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu bakes at 180 degrees.

Source:Chthonica Persephone


4. Turn yourself into a Dune sandworm

Sandworm Dune Costume 2

Sandworm Costume Dune 1

When it comes to Halloween costumes, we say go Shai-Hulud or go home.

Source: Instructables


5. Make an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired Halloween Wreath

Edgar Allan Poe Wreath

‘Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!

Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”’

Source: Gwen Moss Blog


6. Craft and owl pop-up book

Owl silhouette

This craft is a hoot!

Source: Ecletically Vintage 


5.  Lay a dragon egg

Dragon Egg

Now, if you really wanted to add a touch of Game of Thrones to your Halloween party you’d slaughter all your guests – but that’s illegal.

Instead, channel your anger into pushing a bunch of pins into a styrofoam egg. Congratulations, you’re basically the Mother of Dragons.

Source: eHow 


6. Bake a Ned Stark cake pop

Ned Stark Head

Too soon?

Source: Not Your Momma’s Cookie 


7. Summon the dementors

Dementor Craft

These won’t suck the life out of your party, we promise.

Source: Over The Big Moon 


8. Macbeth Halloween Spells

Macbeth Witch Halloween Craft

Michael Fassbender’s invite got lost in the post? Don’t worry. You can bring Macbeth to your Halloween party with this DIY.

Source: The Country Chic Cottage


9. Turn your bathroom into a scene from The Chamber of Secrets 

Chamber of Secrets Craft

You don’t even need good handwriting for this one.

Source: Prof McGonagall 


10. Carve a Pennywise pumpkin

Pennywise King

Stephen King’s creepy clown is one of the most terrifying villains ever created. He should definitely be invited to your Halloween party.

Source: Orange and Black Pumpkins 


11. Make (and then eat) some Frankenstein marshmallow pops


Bonus: if this recipe goes tits up then you’re just staying true to the spirit of Mary Shelley’s book.

Source: Just A Taste 


2 comments on “Halloween crafts for book lovers”

  • Amanda says:

    These are adorable (well, maybe not Pennywise *shudders*). I love the Necronomicon!

  • Claire Rousseau says:

    For people who don’t want to sacrifice a book to crafts (ie. me!) – you can pull up pages of a public domain book online, print them & age the sheets with tea/coffee. 🙂

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