Delightfully Wicked Halloween Hop: DIY Halloween Book Page Art & Giveaway

Hello my pretties. You guys are in for a treat! 
Today is the Delightfully Wicked Halloween Hop. 
I'm so excited to be kicking off this event by showing you how to create your own
Halloween Book Page Wall Art

But grab yourself a cup of coffee (or vodka, if that's how you roll) because I've got seven fang-tastic bloggers joining me today to share some wickedly awesome Halloween projects.
So let's hop to it.....

As many of you know, we moved into a new house a few months ago and for the first time ever I actually have a foyer, unlike our old casa where you walked in and
 "Oh, hi! You're standing in my living room!"

I thought this would be the perfect spot for some festive Halloween decor. I've been wanting to hang a blown up version of a book page on my walls ever since I pinned this image a while back.

Halloween Wall Art Idea Book Page

This project is super easy thanks to PicMonkey. I shared a tutorial back in the spring on how to create kid's wall art using this site. I just love how user friendly it is!

EDITOR'S NOTE: PicMonkey has had many updates and changes since this tutorial was written 4 years ago, so not all of these steps are going to be EXACTLY the same, however, their site is pretty user-friendly and if you click around a little, it should be easy to figure it out to recreate this project!

Before we get started  you will want to decide which book and page you would like to recreate for your wall. I knew right away I wanted to use "Sleepy Hollow" for my Halloween art. Growing up I remember my dad reading this story to us and it's always been one of my favorites. Lo and behold, I happen to find the "Sleepy Hollow" book in the One Spot section of Target for one buckaroo. 
I skimmed through the book until I found a page that seemed spooky and climatic.

Step 1: Head to Pic Monkey

Step 2: Hover over "Design" and choose 8 x 10 canvas size

Step 3: Next, in order to recreate that old book page background you will need to select your texture, which is the net-like image on the bottom left-side of your screen (please note image below is not of the full screen but just of the left navigation box).
Then choose "Paper" and select the antique brown looking square. Click "apply'.

Step 4. Now it's time to start adding your text. Click the "Tt" in the left navigation box.
Click the "Add Text" bar. Play around with the different fonts and type in your wording in the center of your canvas (you will have to eyeball it). 
I used the  "Roman Antique" font. Don't forget to add your page number!

Step 5. Optional, but you could add flourishes to your art too (click the butterfly on the left). 
Some are only available if you pay and "upgrade" your account.

Step 6: Last thing to do is to "Save" your image to your computer. If you would like a poster size of your wall art you can have them printed at your local Staples, Office Max, Walgreens, etc. I usually look for a store that is running a current sale on their prints/posters. This time I scored my poster for 50% off.

Note: Following the instructions above I found that most local printer's websites cautioned me not to order a poster larger than a 16 x 20, otherwise the quality of the pic would be poor and pixelated. I re-sized my image in Photoshop and upped it to 300 dpi because I wanted it BIG (24 x 36).  I'm also going to warn you to make sure you double check for spelling errors before ordering your print AND to not proofread while a 1 year old is climbing your pant legs. I promise this will result in a failed project and you will have order another print....not that I would know anything about that.

I'm SO in love with my new wall art! I can't wait to make something similar for Christmas.
I found the rustic frame at Michaels during a 55% off sale.

The spider web runner is from Target and the white faux pumpkins can be found at most local craft stores. Little B confuses them for balls and drop kicks them all over the house. with a toddler.

Everything else is from Hobby Lobby 
except for that spooktacular "Trick or Treat" wood block sign. 
Isn't it adorable? It was handmade by the uber-talented Darlene from Blocks Paper Paint. Remember that time she made me those SUPER cute name blocks for the nursery

Well guess what? Happy Hump Day because she is so kindly giving away 
one of her Halloween items to one lucky reader! 

But first don't forget to hop over to see my 
ghoulfriends and all their festive and fun Halloween projects!
Get ready to be inspired....

Check out the entire Delightfully Wicked Halloween Hop below:

Ready to add some spooky and fun decor to your adobe?
Please enter below for your chance at (1) Halloween item from Blocks Paper Paint (excludes subway art).
Open to US & Canadian residents only (sorry international peeps!)

Winner will be announced next week!

**This post contains affiliate links, which means if you decide to make a purchase through my link, I will receive a small commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. This in no way affects my opinion on these products. Thanks for supporting a craftaholic.

Sharing here:
Glitter Glue Paint
Craft Dictator
One Krieger Chick
Ginger Snap Crafts


Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This is Brilliant! I love it. Thank you for inviting me to join in on your fun Blog Hop!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

This is such a creative idea, Jennifer! I think you did a wonderful job with it. I can imagine it was pretty hectic typing that with your little guy at your feet. :) It is amazing what you can get done with kiddos all around isn't it?

Valerie Earnest said...

I LOVE this! It looks great! Thanks for hosting the blog hop- it's been a blast!

Kimberly M said...

I love this! Do you mind if I share for a Halloween decor roundup I am working on? With a link back to your blog of course!

Simple Savings With Lex said...

I would choose the Trick or Treat Shadow Box

kmcgrew213 said...

i would probably choose the boo blocks!

Caitlyn said...

I like the pumpkin block. Very cute!

eclairre said...

i would probably choose the boo blocks!

Lindsay said...

I love the Frankenstein block!

Abigail said...

The October 31st Spider sign!

Sarah Matos said...

I love the boo blocks!

Amo said...

I would pick the Happy Haunting sign! Love it!

Leslie Richman said...

I like the Frankenstein Block :)

AmbreRose said...

I like the Halloween Shadow Box with the date and spider on it.

Fear Street said...

I would probably choose either the Happy Haunting sign or the October 31st shadow box.

Thank you for the chance to win!!

-Amber Terry-

Emily said...

I like the Happy Haunting Sign and also the Trick or Treat Shadow Box. So cute!

Lisa B. said...

I really like the October 31st Spider Halloween sign! So cute!!

mari of {crab+fish} said...

This is such a great idea for Halloween decor!!

Donna said...

I would want to win the Trick or Treat Shadow Box.

I'd love to hear from you!