Sunday, December 18, 2011

A Great Idea

I finally finished my Christmas decorating.  I have to take that back--I'm ALMOST done with my Christmas decorating.  However, I have so few things left to do, that, in essence, I AM done.  I kept everything much more simple than I usually do--much less decorating happened this year than in the past.  I just don't have the energy to go all-out these days.  Maybe next year...

Anyway, I did one thing that I haven't done before--simply because I never thought of it.  One day while surfing Pinterest, I came across the following picture:


I LOVE this idea!  Simple, yet fitting in a bibliophile's home.  And I KNEW I had to make my own book tree. My biggest problem is lack of floor space, so I knew I wasn't going to make the tree as tall as I would like, but I did my best.  And this is what I came up with:


Not too bad, hey?  The tree topper was given to me for my birthday by my very best friend--adorable!  Next year I will figure out a way to make the tree at least five feet tall--and maybe even taller!  I just have to figure out where I can put it.  And with the amount of books I own, I could do an entire FOREST of book trees.  Now, that is something I would like to see.

7 comments:

leaz said...

I like the book trees but I can't bear the thought of pulling books off the shelves only to have to put them back. Ugh. Undecorating the tree is enough of a pain.

cmk said...

I would NEVER do this if I wasn't taking the books from the shelf anyway! I'm definitely not that ambitious. ;) But, seeing as the books have to come down anyway, it's a great way to store them during the season.

ordinaryjanet said...

I've never seen anything like that! I wish I was creative enough to come up with that idea.

meleah rebeccah said...

Oh snap! Your book tree is AWESOME!

cmk said...

janet: I wish I had the creativity that others seem to come by so easily. {sigh} But I'm glad that the creative share with those of us who are creatively challenged. ;)

meleah: Thank you! I'm still trying to figure out where I could put a bigger one next year.

ordinaryjanet said...

I look at lots of stuff and think, "that's such a simple idea, why didn't I think of that??". But not all ideas are great-like the crocheted doll toilet paper covers.

cmk said...

Those toilet paper covers are so 'fifties,' aren't they? :D I remember being a kid and thinking they were great.