Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Spooky Book of Spells for Petaloo

I adore Halloween. I love creepy, kooky and ooky things. Old, grimy, scuffed and icky sticky things are my favourite. And so, here's a wee horrific project created with Petaloo goodies for Halloween.

Book of Shadows - Nichola Battilana

The base is a book box that are fairly easy to find this time of year in most craft supply stores. I've painted it black and green with a bit of cracklish aging.

Book of Shadows - Nichola Battilana

These DIY burlap flowers have been distressed slightly with some murky water. If you work in washes, allowing to dry between layers, you can a achieve a really great stained look. They look great next to a little cheesecloth that has been stained and stretched.

Book of Shadows - Nichola Battilana

Add some bugs and Darjeeling leaves and blossoms and your all set to store some spooky supplies in your embellished Spell Box!


Book box
Bug Collector Shape Set
ook Of Shadows Cutout (available Oct 1 from
Acrylic Paint


  1. Your spell book is simply stunning Nichola!! Magical indeed!! xo

  2. Wonderful - burlap flowers are so perfect for this!!
    Sandy xx