Living With Books 06: Books Are Spooky, Too

Decorating for Halloween with my boys this weekend has me looking back on the 6th edition of Living With Books: Books are Spooky, Too, on great ways to use books in decorating for Halloween.

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For lovers of books, their display is part of a home’s design aesthetic. This is no less true when Hallow’s Eve has haunting at hand.

Aren’t books the magic potion that reveal all the greatest spooky stories? The dark wizardry of reading a well-told tale, hunkered down under the covers on a blustery October night? 

No surprise, then, to see books claiming their place in decking homes out for Halloween festivities. Welcome to this special holiday edition of Living With Books, featuring do-it-yourself tips for using books as you decorate your haunted manor.

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Throughout the web*, decorators and crafters offer tips for decorating for Halloween, using books.

  • Prop open a copy of Edgar Allen Poe, open to “The Raven,”beneath candelabra draped with cobwebs and a silk raven lurking.
  • Damaged or cast-off books can be aged furtherby scorching their…

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  1. Pingback: A Home Without Books is a Like a Room Without Windows | The Les AuCoin Blog

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