Mother Daughter Spell Book Project

Halloween is the perfect time to bring out all of the morbid decoration and Edgar Allen Poe/Gustave prints. This past summer, my mom and my sisters Alicia and Tobi all made spell books to prepare for the fright-season. This sounds awesome, because it is! I used hot glue to make a doodle-type pattern on both of my books, then we covered them in many layers of tissue paper, lettering, and glue:

This is the Evans family spell book, full of secrets. Appropriate for MrE.

This is the Evans family spell book, full of secrets. Appropriate for MrE.

I never looked up Mordis to see if it meant anything. It sounded like a likely title for an occult how-to book.

I never looked up Mordis to see if it meant anything. It sounded like a likely title for an occult how-to book.

I believe one of my superb aunts or my mom came up with the original idea, and when we visited, my mom got us some Reader’s Digest collected works (why would they even print those?) and we went to town, leatherizing and decorating them to be as witchy as possible. This is but a small taste of the things my mom and her own sisters have done to make Halloween the most decorated of all the holidays, after Christmas.

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