Christmas Tree made from Books

We have a slight obsession for books and old book stores (happened after we said adios to the TV). So this year we decided to bring our love of books to a whole new level by making a Christmas tree from them. I saw the idea on Facebook, and knew it was perfect for our home. So one hour after showing my husband the picture, he got to work creating our own Christmas tree of literacy.

80 plus books later, we had our own cozy Christmas corner and didn’t spend a dime.

If you are interested in touring our home, you can do that here. Almost everything in our home is second-hand— including furniture, toys and home decor. 

TIP: We used LED lights that I bought last year at Ace Hardware. They do not get hot, which makes them a great solution for stringing christmas bulbs around all this paper. I would definitely recommend turning the lights off when you are not home— you can never be too safe, right?

christmas tree from books

christmas tree from books


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28 Responses to Christmas Tree made from Books

  1. Karri December 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    Genius!!! It’s the PERFECT tree for a bibliophile!

  2. Trina | December 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    How fun! But I have this feeling if I tried this, my tree wouldn’t quite turn out the same 🙂

    • candy November 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

      I’m going to post my picture of how mine turned out on Pinterest later today; it actually looks really good, I just don’t have any lights.

  3. Rin-Rin December 7, 2012 at 8:35 am #

    Wow-wow-wow! So amazing idea!

  4. Lola G. December 9, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    This is totally wonderful – I’m pinning it and keeping it in mind for next year!

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  5. Kelly December 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Love this! We are book addicts, as well! Think I need to share this on my FB page!

  6. Caroline December 25, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Awesome. Will definitely be doing this next year.

  7. Teena November 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Perfect for library holiday decorations!…Definitely going to do it for my library.

  8. MP November 17, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    I LOVE IT!
    How did you do it!!!! I spent about 4 hours trying to build one of these last year and just ended up with a weird looking pile of books.
    Got any pictures showing the process you went through?

    • David Gillaspy October 30, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

      Would love to know how to make tree out of books.

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  10. Des November 19, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    i thought, hey genius! I’ll do the same will the books I have piled up. As I looked closer at the picture, it is clear that we have the same books! Who got a masters of divinity? Lol.

  11. Bell | Wanderlust Marriage November 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    What a beautiful idea! We just moved from Dublin to Boston, so we had to cut down on our books but once we’re re-stocked I’d certainly keep this is mind as a Christmas tree option!

  12. Ramona January 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm #

    This is absolutely gorgeous! When I first saw it, I thought it was a miniature, but knowing it’s life-sized makes it all the more amazing. I love hearing about your thrift store and used bookstore purchases, a family after my own heart!

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