DIY Book Christmas Tree {CCC}


Hello everyone! I’m excited to share this Book Christmas Tree today!

I’m Sumo! Well, my real name is Summer, but my husband nicknamed me Sumo when we were dating (Yes, I still married him!)

I blog over at a little place called Sumo’s Sweet Stuff.

It’s a blog I started to share my crafting and creating. I also like to host giveaways, feature other bloggers, and maybe share some crazy ramblings about how much I love Diet Coke, or my relationships with Shirley and Lucy (my sewing machine and Silhouette). I started sewing about a year and a half ago, and I haven’t looked back since! It’s probably my favorite creative past time now, especially since I’ve got two little girls and a third one on the way!
I’m so excited to be invited over here today. It’s pretty much a huge honor! And I was excited because it gave me the chance to try out a project I wanted to do last year, and also try out a product I’ve been wanting to get my hands on! Score on both counts!
I saw this book Christmas tree in a Real Simple magazine last year, and just never got around to making it.
Isn’t it fantastic?
Here’s what you need to make one of your own book christmas tree:
– books (I got mine from the D.I. I knew I wanted my tree green, and would be using green glitter spray, so I looked for books with green covers. You’ll also want them to vary in size.)
Krylon glitter blast glitter spray (I used green obviously!)
– wood star
– wood blocks for tree stump
– saran wrap
– paint/brushes
I knew I didn’t want my book pages to be all glittery, so I saran wrapped them before I sprayed by book covers.

Take your books outside, or to a well ventilated area, and lay them out with both covers opened flat.


Up close.

Your books are going to need some time to dry, so go ahead and head back inside to do some painting.
Paint your tree stump blocks brown, or whatever color you prefer.

Paint your star yellow, or whatever color you prefer. I had to add some glitter, too, of course!

Now, I skipped this step, but plan to do it. You’ll want to spray some sort of sealer on your books so that your glitter doesn’t come off when handled and stored.
Bring those books in, and stack them up on top of your blocks. Balance your star on top and now you’ve got yourself a unique Christmas decoration!

I didn’t glue together anything because I want to be able to break this down for easy storage. Totally up to you, though!

Don’t you love it?
Thanks so much for having me today, Jamielyn! I hope to see you all over at Sumo’s Sweet Stuff!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Emily N. posted on November 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm (#

    What a great idea.. and yes, a little glitter makes everything better :)

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  2. Jamielyn posted on November 15, 2011 at 8:35 am (#

    Love this!! So fun with old books. I LOVE glitter! :)