Have you decorated the tree yet? Last year I decided to go for a bit of a different Christmas tree and made a Christmas book tree. It’s really simple, doesn’t cost you anything and it doesn’t leave the house full of needles. I haven’t made the book tree this time around, but I might after looking at the old pictures. I must say I think it looks lovely and it’s it’s a nice touch.
If you’re keen on making one yourself, here’s how;
How to Make a Christmas Book Tree
- Choose the books that you would like to use, the more, the taller the tree. I wasn’t given much choice as I don’t own that many books.
- Divide the books in to piles depending on size. I have a mix of English and Swedish pocket books and they usually have different size.
- Find two boxes which you can use as the base. Put the smaller on top of the big box. These will help you form the tree from the bottom to make sure that you have a even base as the bottom layers of books.
- Start by using the bigger books as your base, and place them around the boxes. Make sure to keep the same level all way around. I sometimes used two books to make up for the hight of a thicker book.
- Stack the books as high as you want the tree to be but save some for the top.
- Decorate however you like. I kept it simple with a string lights.
It took me around half an hour to make this Christmas book tree. It’s not that big, it fits my chest of drawers perfectly. If you have lots of books, maybe try to build a big one standing on the floor. If you have a lot of books lying around and don’t know what to make of them, here’s your Christmas sorted.