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Six Fabulous Christmas Book Trees

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

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

Funky and unique christmas book trees

Christmas tree made from books

(Via Instagram)

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

Christmas xmas crafty handmade tree decorations

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

Funky Christmas xmas book trees

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

Recycled Christmas book tree decoration

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

Turn a hardback book into an Xmas 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!

Wooden bauble Christmas wreath

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Modern and contemporary Christmas xmas wreath

Wooden wreath

It’s traditional to hang a wreath on your door, or in your home, at Christmas. If you fancy something a bit different from the usual greenery, then here’s a funky modern wooden wreath.

Created from birch plywood, the bauble design wreath is laser cut from the wood to produce a very effective and decorative design. The wreath comes with ribbon, so is ready to hang up immediately in your desired location.

The wooden bauble Christmas wreath costs £15 and can be purchased from Gilbert13′s store on Not On The High Street.

Purple plum Christmas tree and decorations from Next

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Modern and contemporary plum purple xmas tree decorations

Purple Christmas tree

For a vibrant Christmas tree and festive decorating scheme for a contemporary home, how about opting for a rich plum?

This striking purple Christmas tree and coordinating decorations are all from Next and are a great starting point for a plum theme.

The six foot artificial Christmas tree is two tone and comes with a metal stand. It’s £60.

Many of the decorations are affordable, so won’t break the bank. For example, a set of 50 assorted shatterproof tree baubles in shades of lilac and purple costs £10.

The mini glitter trees, seen on the mantlepiece, come as a set of five and double up as name place card holders that you can use on a dining table. They’re only £6 for a set of five.

Various other purple themed decorations are available too, including the plum flock stags (£12 for 2).

Update Nov 2012: For more gorgeous purple Christmas ideas, check out our new post on the best purple contemporary Christmas trees.

Christmas tree hanging biscuit decorating kit

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Decorated biscuit kitMake biscuits to hang on your Christmas treeChristmas tree shaped biscuits

If you love the idea of having special handmade biscuits hanging on your Christmas tree, or of giving them as gifts to other people, but are a bit pushed for time, then this kit is a real time-saver.

The biscuit making part is done for you, as the kit comes with ready made biscuits in the shape of Christmas trees and stars. The fun part of decorating the biscuits is down to you and you get everything you need to create stylish and creative decorated biscuits, including roll out icing, shape cutters, piping gel, a rolling pin, edible lustre dust, silver balls and brushes.

As the idea is to hang the decorated biscuits on a Christmas tree, you’re also supplied with small cellophane bags, red ribbon and elastic metallic thread.

This would be a great kit to do with children in the run-up to Christmas, and if 10 decorated biscuits isn’t enough for you, then the biscuit recipe is included in the set, so you can more yourself.

The Christmas tree hanging biscuit decorating kit is created and sold by Little Rose Bakery and costs £17.99. For more details, take a look at their website.

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