Still undecided about what sort of Christmas tree to choose this year? If you’ve got a supply of books at home, then why not try creating your very own Christmas book tree!
It’s funky, unique and eco-friendly and you can design it to fit your room.
Here are six fabulous examples of Christmas book trees to inspire you!
1. Large Christmas Book Tree
Christmas tree made from books
Isn’t this fab? Who needs an actual tree, when you can create your own from books!
The whole of this huge Christmas tree is entirely made from books, then decorated with Christmas lights. It was created in a New York Anthropologie store (we also love the teapot lamp to the right!).
2. Mini Christmas Book Tree
Mini book tree decoration
(Via Twig and Thistle)
Book trees needn’t be huge – why not try stacking your books to create a mini Christmas book tree like this one?
3. Funky Christmas Book Tree
Ingenious Christmas book tree
(Via Emmas DesignBlogg and IJM)
Or, if you’ve got shelf space free, get creative with your stacking skills and arrange your books to create a funky book tree like this!
4. Handmade Recycled Christmas Book Tree
Handmade Christmas book tree
(Tree by Linda Koutsky, via RozWoundUp)
As well as clever stacking, Christmas book trees can be handmade out of old books too – these books were originally heading for the recycling bin, but isn’t the tree so much better?
5. Make Your Own Christmas Book Tree
Make your own book Christmas tree
If you’re feeling inspired by these creations and have an old hardback book going spare that has seen better days, than why not get creative and turn it into this?
Over at Instructables, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to making your own unique book Christmas tree.
6. Create a Picture Book Christmas Tree
Finally, if you’ve got lots of children’s picture books to hand, then take a look at David Maybury’s video, as he shows you how to build a Christmas tree with picture books.
The video is also useful to see for general book tree construction techniques!