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One of our favorite DIY crafts is making stamped book stacks. It is an easy project and it can add a little bit of fun to your decor. For Halloween I made some spooky stamped book stacks to share with you all. If you saw my Halloween living room decor last week, then you already caught a glimpse of them.
I wanted to do Halloween sayings that were a little different from the norm. It is Halloween after all! Also, a little trick I did was incorporating the books I had already used for my fall bookshelves. This way I can easily just turn the books back around to use in my decor all year long.
Here is what you will need:
- Books – We recommend doing a stack of 2-3 books around the same size
- Letter Stamps – Uppercase & Lowercase
- Clear Stamp Blocks
- Black Ink Pad
- Raffia, Jute, or Ribbon
First you will want to take your books and remove the covers carefully. You will also want to remove any tops of pages that have a lot of writing. You want it to be a blank page or at least very minimal text. Also, you can cover a little bit of text with an object on top.
Then you will want to come up a phrase or two you would like to use. We used “If the broom fits” and “Potions, Spells, Curses”.
Ideas for other Halloween sayings
- Trick or Treat
- Spooky Vibes
- Fright This Way
- Eat, Drink and Be Scary
- The Boo Crew
- Drink Up Witches
- Ghosts Gather Here
- All Hallows Eve
The list could go on!
Then you will want to add the letters to your stamp blocks. When you add lettering to the stamp, it is in reverse print – so it looks backwards. Just remember to add letters right to left. A tip is when you place the stamp block on your ink pad, the word will look correct.
Making stamped book stacks really is fun to do. And if you mess up a little bit, it’s okay! If one of your letters doesn’t have enough ink once transferred onto the book, you can remove the other letters and just reapply the one letter needed.
I just love how these turned out and they add a little extra fun to the living room decor. I may or may not have also made one for Everett’s room and should be sharing more of that this week too. Like I said, I am fully embracing the Halloween decor this year. What’s your favorite Halloween saying? Be sure to comment below!