Thursday, December 20, 2012

My Book Tree


By now it should be no surprise that I kinda like Christmas. 
in fact, just the other day, I showed you my room/house decorated for the season.
However, in that post, I kinda skipped out on you.
I didn't show you probably the coolest aspect of my decor.
My book tree:



So, I am a bookaholic.

I even have a whole board on pinterest dedicated to books.


Knowing this, you can probably understand that when I saw this pin:



                                                      Source: Uploaded by user via Amber on Pinterest

I knew I had to make my own.

It worked out perfectly.
I used books that I use for "decor" 
(old reader's digest and double copies)
that way, if they became to bent, I wouldn't ruin one of my favorites.

See, bookaholic.



It was so simple. I just stacked them up according to size.

Then, I purchased this tiny star at target for $1.
I had a hard time getting it to balance on top,
so I just tacked it in to a cork lid I had lying around.

Oh, by the way...
see the book on top
"shakespeare on love"
I bought it at Shakespeare's house in Stratford-Upon-Avon two summers ago.
It is one of my favorites,
and I had to use it for the top because it is the smallest one I have.
(hopefully it doesn't bend to badly)

Oh, on a totally different note:
go read shakespeare's 116 sonnet.
it's my favorite
:)

anyway, back to the tree


It's tiny, but I love it.
It is totally, 100% me.



and the best part?

the total project took me 20 minutes max 
and only cost $1.


                           Source: nicoleolea.com via Amber on Pinterest

So true. 

7 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Now I wanna make a book tree...

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  2. That is so cool!!!! I need to do this too!!!

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    1. I thought of you when I made it! :)

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  3. how fabulous is this! i love reading and therefore books, and i loooove this. do you have a favorite book of the year? i'd have to say mine were the age of miracles and the night circus...have you read those? happy holidays!

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    1. I haven't read those, but I will be sure to check them out! Right now, I'm loving Little Bee by Chris Cleave. Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!!

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  4. I love books and this is adorable! Thanks

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