Friday, 17 May 2013

The Book of Fairytale Spells!

Hello everyone,

I have almost finished my Fairytale Magical Mystery Tower. Just need to add the last bits and pieces which I will be sharing with you very soon.  So at the end of a project I will be making a small tutorial on a miniature that I would have made. Today I will be sharing with you how to make the 'Book of Fairytale Spells'. This book has been totally made by me with spells and quotes from different Disney's fairytales. There are spells and quotes from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Tangled and Cinderella.

The Fairytale Spell Book

To make this book you need:

1. To print the book sheet by pressing on this link The Book of Fairytale Spells Sheet
2. Card board (even from a cereal box)
3. Wide Masking tape
4. Glue stick
5. Scissors
6. A small piece of black ribbon (approx 3 mm wide)
7. Brown or Red and gold acrylic paints
8. paint brushes (which one has to have a fine point)

Step 1

After printing your fairytale book sheet, cut out the book covers from a piece of card board. Use the templates from the sheet. Place them close together with a 1 mm space in this order; front cover, book spine and back cover on a piece of masking tape. After cutting off the corners of the masking tape, bend the tape neatly onto the other side. 

Step 2

After bending the book at the edges paint the masking tape (outside cover and even the inside) in which colour you want to choose for the book. I have used a mixture between brown and red to give it a leather look. The masking tape will also help to give the book this effect. Let the cover dry out properly. 

Step 3

Cut out the strip of book pages and fold them. Glue the end of the first strip with the beginning of the second strip. After this step you will notice that you have the pair of brown inner cover pages at the end of the now long strip. Make sure that each page has been folded evenly. Then you can glue the back of each folded page. Press the folds tightly as much as possible.

Step 4

Cut out a small piece of masking tape and place it over the spine of the pages. This will help to keep the pages tight together and it will be easier for you to stick the pages to the cover. Also before adding the masking tape you can add the piece of ribbon at the spine of the book from the top part. This will be the book mark of the book.

Step 5

Use the glue stick to glue the inner brown cover pages to the inside of the cover book. Make sure that the pages are lined in properly with the cover. Sometimes it is even better to position the pages with the book closed.

Step 6

Find the center pages and position the book mark in the center. Cut out the extra length of the ribbon at an angle. 

Step 7

Stick the title of the book on the cover and let it dry.

With a fine paint brush and some golden paint you can decorate the cover of your spell book the way you want.

And finally this is what you will be having. 

I hope that you will find the tutorial helpful. Also please note that this book can only be made for personal use

If you have any difficulties or would like to ask questions about how to make this book please don't hesitate to email me.

I have also updated this book by adding a ready made cover. You will be having both the options when downloading the sheet. 

The New Book Cover

You only have to cut the cover template from a piece of cardboard and the cover

Then you just bend the edges around the cardboard template. Then you can continue off from step 3.

I also wanted to let you know that for the month of MAY ONLY you will find ALL my items with REDUCED PRICES. So please do visit my shop My Miniature World Shop to get a bargain.

I will be posting my last updates on The Fairytale Magical Mystery Tower very soon so please do keep tuned.

Take Care and see you soon.


Rebecca xxx


  1. Your book is amazing!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Bye, Faby

  2. Thanks for the book tutorial Rebecca. Love it!!



  3. Your book is fantastic. Thank you very much for the tutorial.
    Hugs Maria

  4. what a great tutorial thank you very much

    marisa :)

  5. Thank you so much everyone for your wonderful comments