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DIY Spooky Halloween Decorations With Books

Easily turn old books into DIY spooky Halloween decorations.
Keyword spooky halloween decorations
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 decorations
Cost 10


  • super glue
  • scissors
  • black sharpie


  • 2 hardback books
  • 1/2 yard faux fur
  • 5 sets vampire teeth
  • 1 pair googly eyes
  • 1 metal lock
  • 2 feet metal chain


Furry Vampire Book

  • Dry fit the fur to one of your hardback books. Once you know it will fit, trim off the excess fur.
  • Glue the fur to the book.
  • Let it dry.
  • Cut the plastic vampire teeth in half.
  • Glue each half of the teeth to the top and bottom of the book.
  • Fling some red watercolors on the teeth and book to look like blood. (optional)
  • Glue googly eyes to the top of the book.

Locked Book

  • Find a creepy, vintage-looking hardback book.
  • Wrap a length of chain around the book — the length will depend on the size of your book. Mine was about 2 feet long. Think of it like wrapping a piece of twine or a ribbon on a present. 
  • Lock it in place with the metal lock.
  • If your lock has a brand name on it like mine did, use a black sharpie to color over it and create a solid black strip instead.