How To Make a Book Tree

December 9th, 2016

christmas book tree

When life gives you books . . . make a book tree! We certainly aren’t in short supply of books, and we’re not complaining. During the Christmas season, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a tree of books we’ve campaigned during the last few years. Thanks to all the authors who helped make our book tree possible, and even more so, giving us the gift of story!

Here’s a look at our tree!

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Elizabeth Hanson

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Elizabeth is the Chick of All Trades here at Litfuse. When she is not managing blogs or designing graphics for Litfuse clients, you might find with her head in a book or camera in hand, or you just may find her exploring the outdoors, making a mess with a new craft, or experimenting in the kitchen.


  • Rissi says:

    Um, this is ah-ma-zing! Thanks so much for sharing. I tried a book tree last year and it sort of failed. Epically. Perhaps following your example, I could create a better one. 🙂

  • Thanks, Rissi! Next year, I hope to start with a smaller base so I can make the tree taller. We’ll see how it goes… live and learn, right?! 🙂

  • kim amundsen says:

    Library here has done one. SO cool.

  • Michelle says:

    I love the video and watching the tree be made! We made one at our library last year, using all green books! (Someone had donated an old encyclopedia set that happened to be green.)

    My favorite Christmas decoration to put up is the Nativity scene. We actually have two – a traditional one and a Peanuts’ pageant-style one (with Snoopy dressed-up as as sheep!).

  • Karen Martin says:

    A ceramic church with steeple, lighted from the inside. This is my favorite because my son loves it so much, along with all the vanilla-scented candles I place on the fireplace mantle.

  • I would love to put a book tree up but I’m afraid our indoor cats would tear it down.
    So, I love the Christmas lights best of all.

  • Susan p says:

    I love doing the trees – they make me smile when I see the lights. Thanks for the video!

  • Debbie Mitchell says:

    I love putting my tree topper on the tree. I’ve had it since me and my hubby’s first Christmas as husband and wife….32 years.

  • Linda Ortiz says:

    I am going to have to try to make a book tree. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Pam K. says:

    I most look forward to decorating the tree with ornaments from family and friends.

  • Jennifer Bretsch says:

    I love putting up the ornaments my son has made over the years best. He’s only 7, but it’s fun to remember when he was smaller. 😀

  • Sara says:

    My favorite decorations are the Advent calendar and our Nativity. Although I love decorating for Christmas so it’s hard to choose! 🙂

  • Mary Koester says:

    Nice job! Looks like fun! This is a nice way to honor your authors.