A Book Lover’s Christmas Tree

Every year, I like to come up with something new and different to do when decorating for Christmas.  This year I decided to try a Christmas tree forest, but a few years ago I created a tabletop Christmas tree made of books.  It’s been pretty popular on Pinterest, so I thought I’d share it with my readers in case you missed it:


Decorating with books – one of my favorite things!  So I had to attempt a Christmas centerpiece of a bookish nature.  I started with a white cake stand and a big stack of books.  A few decorations and a bag of mica snow later, this is what I came up with:

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 I used small porcelain figurines to decorate my book tree and topped it with a porcelain bird.

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This photo was my inspiration.  My decorator friend, Linda Holt of Linda Holt Interiors, posted it on my FaceBook wall and I KNEW I had to make a version of this!  

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I decided to do a tabletop version, although I feel quite sure I have enough books to put together one as large as the one above.  The problem is floorspace – where would I put it?

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Ahh, there’s always next year . . .  By the way, there’s a lot of fun stuff that is shared via The Decorologist’s FaceBook page.  Why not come over and “Like”?

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  1. Great tree!!
    I had those Bookshelf for Boys and Girls colored spine numbered books as a kid and Loved them!!! My parents got rid of them, but I gathered up separate ones on eBay a year or two ago to make a set for A & T.

    • That’s awesome, Natalie. I had almost every Fisher Price Little People set as a kid – my mom got rid of all of it when I was in college. When I was pregnant with my first, I shopped Ebay and found pretty much all the sets for my girls to play with. Still love them!

  2. Love this! Great idea for my daughter who loves to read! Great post!

  3. Love Love Love this. It went straight to my librarian book-loving heart!
    That must be Some Series of green books from the Richard A. Gleeson library….

  4. Very fun! I could do the same, but it wouldn’t probably smell dusty rather than fresh! haha

  5. Looks great Kristie! So creative.

  6. What a fun idea Kristie. I love your version!

    Warmly, Michelle

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