christmas tree o’ books

by amy on 22 December 2010

file this under i’m having a christmas party tonight + want to put up some last-minute decorations. let’s go ahead + say it – this christmas tree of books is not exactly the craftiest of crafts. *however* it is super quick + easy to put together, + makes a cute conversation starter.

1. go to your bookcase
2. grab a bunch of books with green covers in various sizes. (i used six books)
3. open them all about halfway through the book
4. stack open books from largest to smallest
5. add a tree trunk (optional – i used a bronze bookend)
6. add a tree topper (optional – i used a snowflake-shaped ornament)

voila! a cute little christmas tree made out of books to add a little more christmas cheer to your home!

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1 Nashville Nosher December 22, 2010 at 10:42 am

CUTE! as a book lover I have to say this may be one of my favorite ideas :)

2 amy December 22, 2010 at 10:50 am

awww, thanks! it was so quick + easy to put together that i felt guilty calling it a ‘craft’ – it’s more like a piling up of open books. =)
i really do think it makes a great conversation starter, though, especially if you throw some interesting books in there. it would also be cute to do one tree in green books, then another of a different height in red books. you should try it!

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