We Tried the Cutest DIY Bookish Halloween Decor So You Don’t Have To

Posted on October 19, 2017 by

With Halloween fast approaching, now’s the time to decorate your house — and shelves — accordingly. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite do-it-yourself bookish Halloween decorations, from Harry Potter-inspired pumpkins to spooky book stacks. These ideas are simple, easy, and don’t harm any books in the process! Check out the video to watch us make each decoration, and find out more about the individual projects below.



1. READ Halloween Pumpkins

A quick and easy way to decorate your pumpkins, this display can be tailored to any bookworm word or phrase you’d like. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can carve out the letters.


2. Spooky Book Covers


Spell book-inspired book covers offer a spooky update to your bookshelves or mantel this season. Check out the Little House on the Corner blog for free printable templates. Bonus tip: try tea staining the paper to give the covers an aged, antique look.


3. Festive Book Stacks

Put your book piles to use by color coordinating the stacks and adding some personality. Simple paper and accessories can morph them into the ghost, ghoul, or goblin of your choice.


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4. Harry Potter Pumpkin

How adorable is this pumpkin rendering of everyone’s favorite boy wizard? All you need is a marker and circular glasses to complete this Harry Potter pumpkin craft.

Which DIY Halloween decoration is your favorite? Share in the comments!


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