Our Halloween Book Covers (For You!)

With autumn well on its way, we’ve finally started planning our Halloween decorations for this year. We’re never ones for spending a huge amount on decorations, and like to work with what we can find around the house and repurpose.

Since sharing our first ever attempt at a Halloween themed fireplace mantel you last year, we’ve had a few requests to share our Halloween themed book covers with you.

Free Halloween Printable Book Covers

We’re so flattered that you like our book covers and of course we’re more than happy to share a free downloadable version with you.

Free Halloween Printable Book Covers

This is how to do it:

Start by preparing your paper. We used some standard brown packing paper and cut out some A4 sized pieces of paper, but you could use any paper that your printer can print on.

Free Halloween Book Cover Printable

Then all you have to do is print the prepared templates onto the paper and give trim it to the size of your book.

Free Halloween Book Cover Printable

We chose fairly small books so that it’s possible to print the cover on a standard A4 printer. Having said that, the paper still doesn’t wrap all the way around the book, but as it’s the reverse side it doesn’t matter too much.

Free Halloween Book Cover Printable

That’s all there is to it.

Free Halloween Book Cover Printable

Whilst there are standard-ish book sizes, the thickness of the spine obviously varies, so we designed the Halloween book covers around some popular books that you may have at home. Alternatively you could of course just scale the print up or down to suit the book you’re looking to wrap. These are the books we used as templates: Potions & Poisons – Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows; Spells & Curses – 50 Shades of Grey & Handbook of Do-It-Yourself Broom Care – 50 Shades of Grey.

Free Halloween Book Cover Printable

If you want to completely cover the whole book, we’ve added a file that just includes the book spines, so that you can just print the spine, cover the book and then glue on the spine.

If you’d like to make your own spooky Halloween book covers, you can download the file here: HalloweenBookCovers.

Do you decorate your home for Halloween? We’d love to know if you use our templates and how you get on!


  1. says

    These are adorable. Very clever and I love the fonts you used. I’ve never used free printables offered on blogs, but this one I very well might!

  2. says

    I found you via Pinterest, these are GREAT! Thank you so much!! We are decorating our office for Halloween, and I want to cover all those books! :)

  3. Amanda S says

    I absolutely adore these!! I am trying to print them and my computer is telling me the file format is not supported. Is there any way to have these emailed to me in PDF format? Thanks!! :)

    • Christine says

      So glad you like them, Amanda! The files are PDFs, so really should work on any computer. I’ll have a look into the problem!
      PS. Email is on it’s way…

  4. Andrea says

    I just used these for my son’s Harry Potter party–thanks so much! I didn’t have funky paper, so I took apart a manilla envelope to make two–worked perfectly! I plan to keep them up for Halloween as well. Thanks again.

  5. says

    I love this idea! Thanks for the freebie. I happen to have the harry potter books in hardcover so it will be an easy fit for these since that’s what you used.

    • says

      You’re welcome, Karen! It seems like everyone owns a copy of Harry Potter, so we thought it would be a good book to base our covers on.

  6. says

    love these!! Looking for some things to add to my halloween decorations without breaking the bank and these are perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  7. says

    These are super cute and I’ve downloaded them to save. Not sure if I’ll get to them this year but they are way too awesome to pass up. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Andrea says

    These are going to be perfect for my halloween mantel I’m creating. I have tons of books, but of course not the ones mentioned. Could you possibly tell me the spine width of those books so I can use similar sized books? Thanks!

    • says

      Glad you like them, Andrea! The largest book is 45mm wide and about 100mm high, the middle one 35mm (about 90mm high) and the smallest is 25mm (about 90mm high). There’s a seperate file where you can just print the spines which you could stick to books that are wrapped in paper if your books are different sizes.

  9. Frances V. says

    These are great! Thanks for offering them free. Printed and used to decorate our home, the kids love them!


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