Create a Dollar Tree Craft Stick Book of Spells Hocus Pocus Craft a quick and easy project with my FREE printable patterns and complete instructions. I am a super fan of the original Hocus Pocus from 1993 and CAN NOT wait until the second movie comes out at the end of September on Disney+. Cranking out all of the Hocus Pocus and Sanderson Sister's crafts has made me incredibly happy! I hope that y'all enjoy them as much as I do.
Dollar Tree Book of Spells a Hocus Pocus DIY
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Here's what you need to make a Popsicle Stick Hocus Pocus Spell Book:
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Craft Foam, Brown – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eye, Blue – Dollar Tree
- Rhinestones, Self-Adhesive – Dollar Tree
- Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Slate Grey, Charcoal Grey, Dark Chocolate
- Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint – Slick Black
- Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- BOOK OF SPELLS PATTERNS download below ⇓
Here's how to create a Hocus Pocus Spell Book from Craft Sticks:
To begin the Book of Spells a Hocus Pocus Craft, gather all supplies. I love taking traditional supplies and creating something extraordinary that doesn't even look like what it started out as. There are a bunch of Spell Book tutorials out there, but none using supplies from Dollar Tree. The lifelike wiggle eyes were in a package that I found in the Halloween section of Dollar Tree.
To create the base for the Book of Spells, measure eight jumbo craft sticks to 5” long with a ruler and pencil. Cut the craft sticks with scissors. Line up the eight craft sticks horizontally on your work surface. Attach two jumbo craft sticks vertically to the left edge of the book with a glue gun and glue sticks. Make sure that the rounded edges of the eight horizontal craft sticks, show about .25”. Flip the book over, trim the rounded edges off a jumbo craft stick, and attach to the cut edge with a glue gun and glue sticks. TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Using a paintbrush, basecoat the book with Dark Chocolate acrylic paint. Paint the book spine with Charcoal Grey acrylic paint. Let dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary. I like the rough uneven look that only one coat of paint creates. No need for additional distressing.
Download and print the Book of Spells patterns below ⇓ Cut out patterns with scissors, trace them onto brown craft foam, and then cut them out with scissors. Attach the upper and lower eyelids to the realistic blue wiggle eye with a glue gun and glue sticks. Basecoat the bracket, and all three snakes with Slate Grey acrylic paint. Paint roughly, so that the brown foam shows through. Set aside to dry. Grey foam was not available, so use what you have on hand and paint the individual pieces.
Carefully dry fit the painted craft foam pieces onto the book. Using the photo as a guide, draw the stitched lines onto the book with a pencil. Remove the craft foam pieces and fill in the stitches with Slick Black dimensional fabric paint. Add dots around the book bracket, and eyes on the snakes with the Slick Black dimensional fabric paint. Set aside to allow the paint to dry.
To embellish the Book of Spells, add eight self-adhesive amber-colored rhinestones to the spine of the book, and one onto the bracket. Using a tool like the tip of a craft knife makes placing the small rhinestones quick and easy. Using a glue gun and glue sticks, assemble the snakes, the bracket, and the wiggle eye onto the book. Refer to the photo for placement.
To finish the Book of Spells a Hocus Pocus Craft, add details with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. Roughly outline the two snakes on the corners of the book. Outline and draw a crosshatch scale pattern on the long snake. My pen of choice is the MONO Twin Permanent Marker from Tombow. It has a thicker bullet tip and a thinner extra fine tip in one pen! And the permanent ink dries instantly, so no smudging of the design.
Craft Stick Book of Spells a Hocus Pocus Craft
“This is the spellbook of Winifred Sanderson. It was given to her by the devil himself. The book is bound in human skin… and contains the recipes written in blood for her most powerful and evil spells.” ―Allison on the Manual of Witchcraft and Alchemy It is adorned with snake-shaped ornaments and has a lock that can keep the cover shut. It also has a human eye on the front cover, which is often closed in sleep, and only wakes to the calls of its endlessly doting mistress, Winifred Sanderson. This means that the book is actually alive and highly intelligent. As an unholy record of evil magic bestowed by the Devil himself, the book itself is protected by magic, and therefore cannot be burned or destroyed by traditional means.
Learn how to make a DIY Black Flame Candle a Hocus Pocus DIY with my FREE printable file and a full tutorial – just scroll down! Ever since the movie Hocus Pocus came out in 1993 (I saw it in the theater, how about YOU?) I watch it every chance I get during spooky season. Pop up some popcorn and grab a Clark candy bar echoing this quote “It's the chocolate-covered finger of a man named Clark!” —Mary Sanderson and have a movie night. It's my FAVORITE night during Halloween.
My Free Printable Sanderson Sisters Felt Bookmarks a Hocus Pocus Craft, is from my favorite movie which I happen to LOVE! Hocus Pocus is a movie that I can watch any time of the year, not just at Halloween time. So, I cannot believe that this is my first Hocus Pocus inspired craft project. What was I thinking to wait so long for the inspiration to strike? I have hand-drawn the free printable pattern sheet that you can use to create these magical bookmarks with your Hocus Pocus fans today!
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