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Printable Halloween Book Covers

Get ready for Halloween with these easy to assemble printable Halloween book covers. There are three different covers available and can be scaled to fit any book.

Instantly add Halloween decorations to your home with these printable Halloween book covers. Three fun printable book covers are based on classic Halloween movies. The covers can be folded around any book or Mod Podged to an old thrifted book.

Printable Halloween book covers on books to decorate for Halloween. Book titles include Potions & Poisons Volume 1, A Complete Guide to Spells, and The Death Book.

Ha ha, I know it’s barely September but I am ready to start with Halloween. I have lots of other projects in the works, like the console table I have been working on for the last couple months (okay the table is actually done and in use, but I am working on the finishing touches and illustrating the plans) and a little girl’s birthday party at the end of the month. But I took a couple days break from all that to indulge myself in some Halloween fun!

Turn your old books into the perfect Halloween decor. Download these printable Halloween book covers for fast and easy Halloween decor ideas. Housefulofhandmade.com
In case you didn’t notice… I am a huge fan of Halloween. And especially Halloween decorations. I love to transform my house into a fun, creepy, spooky house. I have boxes of Halloween decor and I get giddy when it’s time to pull them out.  Who’s with me? Cause if you are, let’s start decorating for Halloween.

I love these printable Halloween book covers. Designs based on your favorite Halloween movies. Housefulofhandmade.com

Now this craft is nothing new. I’m sure you’ve seen it all over Pinterest. I bought some books last year at the thrift store to make some book covers… but never did. So this year, it is was at the top of my list to complete this project. And with my new found love of Illustrator, I knew I had to design my own creepy Halloween book covers.

Transform your bookcase into a witch's study for Halloween with these free printable Halloween book covers. Housefulofhandmade.com

I think I had too much fun designing the covers. I knew I needed lots of skulls, and of course a spell book and a potions book. I wanted the covers to look old and worn too. I used movies and tv shows to inspire my books. I just finished watching the complete series of Charmed on Netflix, so naturally I made the potions book from the Halliwell sisters 🙂

These printable Halloween book covers are perfect for creating a spooky Halloween mantle or vignette. Housefulofhandmade.com

And when you think of witches, you can’t not include Harry Potter, so I made the spell book with a little Potter inspiration!  How about a school text book, A Complete Guide to Spells.

Make these easy Halloween book covers to transform your home for Halloween this year. Housefulofhandmade.com

For the last book, I wanted something really dark. So I decided on the Death Book, what witch doesn’t need a book listing all the ways you can die? And when I think Halloween movies, you can’t skip over Hocus Pocus, it’s a classic. So with the evil sister’s help, I created the my scariest book.

I love these spooky Halloween book covers! They are the perfect quick and easy Halloween decor idea. Housefulofhandmade.com

So all the books were done and ready to print and create. These are so simple to put together you will be ready for Halloween in no time. 

And don’t forget to check out all the rest of my Halloween tutorials for more fun Halloween decor.

How to Make Halloween Book Covers

Supplies:

I made the file for these Halloween book covers a little different than normal so they will be easier to scale to fit your book. Each book is made up of clipart files (PNG) instead of PDF files. There are 5 files for each cover: a front flap, front cover, spine, back cover, and back flap.  You can scale them to the size you need, then put as many as you can right next to each other on the page. For the smaller book, I got it all to fit on 2 pages, for the bigger one had to split it between 3 pages.

Turn any book into a spooky witch's book with these printable Halloween book covers. Housefulofhandmade.com
Customizable printable Halloween book covers are the perfect way to decorate your home for Halloween. Housefulofhandmade.com

To put them together, cut the covers out leaving a strip of excess paper where you need to glue them together to make one continuous piece. Make sure to assemble it together backwards so the front cover will end up on the front when assembled. The front will be on the right side, and the back on the left. I put mine together with a healthy dose of classic school glue.

Easily assemble these free printable Halloween book covers with basic supplies. Housefulofhandmade.com

Let them dry completely. I got a little excited and found that the glue doesn’t hold that well if they aren’t allowed to completely dry.  So use heavier glue if you are impatient like me 🙂  Then fold the covers around the book. I put it on the book to get my creases in the correct spot, then pulled it off to give the creases a little more oomph!

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Now you are all done and ready to decorate. So easy! And you can put these on any book, not just old beat up ones you find at the thrift store because the covers are removable.

For the last book, I used this idea from Craftaholics Anonymous. Using some Mod Podge, glue the cover to the front, spine and back of the book.

Use Mod Podge to transform a thrift store book into the perfect Halloween decorations. These free printable Halloween book covers are amazing! Housefulofhandmade.com

Then use some medium grit sand paper to rough up the corners and edges a bit.

Sand the edges of our Halloween books so they look old and worn. Love these free printable Halloween book covers. Housefulofhandmade.com

Now it is ready to decorate with.

I’m so excited I now have three spooky books for my Halloween decor. I am thinking I will set up a witch’s lab vignette on my dining room console table. Oh man, I can’t wait to decorate the whole house!

Use these free printable Halloween book covers for easy, scary decorating. Three covers available that are easily scaled to fit your books. Housefulofhandmade.com

And my adorable son is so fascinated by the books, he keeps reading them! I keep telling him that the insides are not really what the covers say, I didn’t go through all the trouble of changing all the pages. But he still insists on reading them. Maybe he will learn something awesome 🙂

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We are loving our new Halloween book covers. Don’t forget to check out all the rest of my Halloween tutorials for more fun Halloween decor.

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Henriette

Friday 21st of October 2016

where is the download button for this.. keep getting back to subscribe

Kati

Friday 21st of October 2016

Hi Henriette, once you subscribe you should get an email with a password and link to the subscriber library. In the library you will have a link to download the book covers. Let me know if you didn't get the email and I can resend.

Judi Johnson

Thursday 31st of March 2016

Ok now I am confused. In e-mail you said to use code to get the downloads. But everything I press sends me back to your post and it asks for me to sign up. How do I use the code in the e-mail? Or am I doing something wrong. Really love these book covers.

Kati Farrer

Thursday 31st of March 2016

So sorry about the confusion Judi! After you've signed up you will need to go to the link for the library of downloads to enter the password: https://housefulofhandmade.com/library-free-downloads/. If you click on the title of the post it will take you to the post (I wanted to make it easy for you to find the tutorial again after getting your downloads), but if you click on the smaller titles of the downloads below the title, so the 3 different names of the books in this case, it will download for you. Mine automatically download them to my downloads folder once I click the title of the book, nothing will open in the internet browser because the files are .zip because they are so large. You will need to unzip the downloaded files to open them. I am so happy you love the book covers, please let me know if you have any more issues.

alex

Sunday 25th of October 2015

These are amazing!!!! I really my need this covers and somehow I can't open the .zip :( can someone please send them to my email? Alecg87@gmail.com thanks!

Kati Farrer

Sunday 25th of October 2015

Alex, the reason the files are zipped is because they are too big to email. You will need a program to un-compress the file once downloaded. There are lots of free ones out there like Winzip. When it's unzipped you will have a folder with all the files for the covers inside it. Hopefully this helps you to get the files.

Lara

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

I love this!! so dang cute!

Kati Farrer

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Thanks Lara!

Lou Lou Girls

Monday 21st of September 2015

I'm stopping by to let you know that we will be featuring your Halloween covers at our party tonight at 7 pm. Happy dance time! Thank you for sharing this with us and we hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

Kati Farrer

Tuesday 22nd of September 2015

Thanks so much for the feature! Love your party :)

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