17 Incredible Ways to Use Books as Christmas Decorations

Posted on December 5, 2014 by

‘Tis the season for holiday decorating, and being bookworms, we wondered how to incorporate books into our Christmas decor. As usual, Pinterest was a treasure trove of ideas, and, thanks to some clever users, we found excellent ways to bring our books down from the bookshelves this winter. From wreaths to Advent calendars to trees, here are 17 incredible ways to deck the halls with books!

1. Stack books of various shapes and sizes for a tabletop tree.

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2. Add lights.

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3. You can also stack them in the shape of a snowman.

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Reams of paper work well for the body.

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4. Cover books in holiday wrapping paper and place them around the house.

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5. You can also stack covered books into a tree.

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 6. Wrap books in white paper and use metallic doilies as snowflakes.

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7. Flip the books around and tape magazine cutouts of letters to the pages.

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 8. Display children’s Christmas books near a cozy reading spot.

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Kids will love the easy access to their favorite holiday books, and adults will enjoy flipping through the pages for a bit of nostalgia.

9. Incorporate classic Christmas books into a charming centerpiece.

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10. Get started on a literary Advent calendar.

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Open a book per day in the month of December!

11. The Advent calendar makes a beautiful mantel display.

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12. You can also stack it on a side table.

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For the following decorations, we don’t advocate destroying books. But you may have old books that are beyond readable and can serve a new purpose. Newspapers or sheets of music also make great substitutes for these projects.

13. Paperbacks can be converted into Christmas trees.

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Get the instructions here.

14. You can also make a tree out of individual book pages.

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15. Use a book as a holder to display holiday greeting cards.

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16. Use book pages to make ornaments.

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The glitter adds a festive touch!

17. Finally, here’s an awesome wreath made out of book pages.

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Will you try any of these ideas? Share in the comments!

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