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 with you last year, we’ve had a few requests to share our Halloween book covers with you.
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.
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This is how to make your own Halloween Book Covers
Start by preparing your kraft paper.
We used brown packing paper and cut out some A4-sized pieces of paper, but you could use any paper that your printer can print on.
Then all you have to do is print the prepared templates onto the paper and give them a trim to the size of your book. (This is the printer we love and recommend. The ink lasts almost forever).
We chose fairly small books so that it’s possible to print the cover on a standard 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.
That’s all there is to it.
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.
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 it on the spine.
If you’d like to make your own spooky Halloween book covers, we’re sharing a free printable so that you can make them, too!
Do you decorate your home for Halloween? We’d love to know if you use our templates and how you get on! So why not take a pic and share it with us over on Instagram?
If you like these Halloween book covers, you will love these free Halloween printables, too!