I have a stack of old books from a project I did last year. I've slowly, but surely, been crafting my way through the remainder of the box! I painted some of them black (with a can of 99 cent spray from Walmart) and then I took some black glitter paint and painted the edge of the pages. I tied them all together and then added some little phrases on the spines. You could hand write these, but I used a cricut b/c my hand writing has lots of room for improvement. I used some sparkle tulle to put them all together, and then added a little spider and bottle (I paint the end of the bottle green by dumping green paint inside and turning it upside down so all the sides were coated and the excess dripped out). Easy and quick-and now....I have a few less books that are taking up space in the box by my door where I left them almost a year ago.....oops!