Book the Halls: Bookish Holiday Decor

I just wanna load my house with holiday décor but it’s already full of books so we can just turn the books into décor, it’s fine. Here go.

General wintry things:

Make a snowman of books!

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Make a snowman of books, more differently!

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Everyone is always making trees out of books when they COULD be making cozy fireplaces!

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People are always making trees out of books, though:

Remember like two years ago when the towering stack of books shaped roughly like a tree was such a novelty? I love this new thing of just like slumping books on top of each other.

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Use only green books for some mild verisimilitude!

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Just like STACK A BUNCH OF PAGES (this one has the potential to look EXTREMELY DIY if you don’t have some real artistic moxie).

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Here’s a leetle one if you don’t trust yourself.

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If you’re doing a book advent calendar (if you’re not, why aren’t you), stand your books up tall and slap some numbered stars on them!

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We’ve many of us made Christmas trees in our youth by folding down the corner of each page of a Reader’s Digest and then spray painting the whole of it green, but I like the sleek, modern look of these skinny duders.

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Things that aren’t trees:

This is where it gets EXCITING. This Christmas diorama INSIDE a Christmas book is some Christmasception and I am literally dying from how much I want it.

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While we are on the subject of me dying. This vintage book house village! *fans self* I am unable.

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I’m not taking this one on, YOU take this one on. (Link is for etsy pattern if you legit want to take this one on.)

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Use vintage book covers as part of your décor! This is the kind of Extremely Tacky that I can fall in with; I get very MORE IS MORE around the holidays.

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Ornaments and garlands &c:

Book page wreaths are pretty common, but this one kicks it up eleventy notches with RUFFLING and GREENERY. Soooooo pretty.

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Book page ornaments are likewise a dime a dozen but this library due date one is DARLING. Do it yourself, or pick up a ceramic one from zazzle.

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Make little bows and then make a garland. Alternately, just slap bows on ERRRRRthing.

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Speaking of garlands. This garland is just folded pages! I can fold pages.

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Books just booking:

Books are so versatile! Hang your stockings on ’em!

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Stick all your holiday cards in ’em!

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Leave ’em out like regular but let ’em wear fancy seasonal jackets!

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Hannukah is bookish, too:

Look at this ridiculously lovely book menorah!

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This one is a lot more Doable At Your House and way less Gonna Burn The Place Down, Probably (in the previous guy’s defense, he does mention using a flame-retardant substance).

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This menorah, which folds up into a prayer book, was found in the ruins of the Lodz Ghetto. I almost didn’t include it because it made me feel a bunch of feelings and this is a light-hearted home décor post with exclamation points, but history must be remembered, right?

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How are you making your holidays more bookish? Any of these look doable to you?

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