(Another) Bookish Christmas Tree for 2014

Hello, friends!!! Between the busyness of this season and the wonder of celebrating Christ’s birth this Christmas, my posts will continue to be sporadic. With that said, I want to share my recent bookish project: a book Christmas tree!!! It makes my bookshelves all festive.

You might remember the little stack of green books from last year I set up as a small book Christmas tree. This year, I decided to make one slightly bigger. Who knows, next year I might go all out and stack a life-sized one on the floor! (Lookout, world! This could prove challenging if any munchkin family members visit for the holidays…..we’ll see)

This was super easy to make. All you need is a small space to stack, a variety of sizes of books (They don’t even have to be green!), and a small-ish string of lights! I used a small table as a base, but I’ve seen some on Pinterest using cake stands. Just begin by arranging larger, sturdy books at the bottom (started with 4 hardbacks), then add slightly smaller groups of 3-4 as it grows.
Bookish Christmas Tree

Have you ever made a tree using books? Or any other book “sculptures”? Please share your craftiness in the comments! I’ve love to know!

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December Photo-a-Day Challenge 16 & 17

16. "Present" B&W by courtneyec90
16. “Present” B&W, a photo by courtneyec90 on Flickr.

December Photo Challenge days 16 and 17.

For day 16, I chose this B&W photo of a present with a lovely silvery bow.

For 17, I took this photo of a spruce tree in my yard at dusk. I love the slight bokeh effect of the lights combined with the colorful horizon.