Making Faux Books for Halloween

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 899 Posts
October 27, 2016

Faux Books for HalloweenI wanted a stack of old books as a prop with my Halloween decorations, but all of the ones I found were too expensive. Then I saw these at the craft store, they are actually boxes. They are perfect and easily customizable.



  • paper mache book boxes
  • black paint
  • white paint
  • gold paint
  • paint brushes
  • clear coat, optional


  1. Paint the outside of books (skipping the pages area and the spine details). Once the paint is dry, paint the inside of the box. I recommend doing 2 coats of paint.
  2. Faux Books for Halloween
  3. Paint the spine details with the gold paint.
  4. Faux Books for Halloween
    Faux Books for Halloween
  5. For the pages, I mixed white and gold paint together to give them an aged look.
  6. Faux Books for Halloween
  7. Stack your faux books and use them as part of your Halloween decorations. You can also store treats or small items in them too.
  8. Faux Books for Halloween
    Faux Books for Halloween

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 2
In These Pages
Crafts DecorationsNovember 8, 2016
New Years Ideas!
Christmas Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
AdviceBooksCandyCostumesCraftsDecorationsGamesGhost StoriesHaunted HouseHistoryJokesLinksMake UpMiscellaneousPartiesPartiesPhotosPumpkin CarvingRecipesSafetyTipsTreats
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-12-03 12:10:21 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.