I know–Waaaaay too early for Christmas, but that’s when these things get done. And it’s kinda fun making tree decorations on a blustery November day. And, of course, it’s for a good cause!
It took me forever to think of a fun way to decorate my very attractive faux tree, but with the deadline looming, I finally made up my mind.
I make books for a living, so why not a Tree of Books?
I followed the directions for the no sew, no adhesive book and made a whole bunch of these. I did use a glue stick to paste the letter to the mini books.
I began with plain copy paper for the pages. I’ll show some of my steps, but follow this tutorial for all the details. I found this video tutorial for a more elaborate book too. It uses a little bit of glue.
Fold your pages according to the directions.
Then trim a piece of decorative paper for the book jacket. All it takes is some careful measuring and folding–no glue!
I added a contrasting strip of washi tape to the spine.
Finally I glued a letter from a sheet of decorative alphabet letters to the front cover.
Once I tied on strings the little books spelled out:
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S and H A P P Y N E W Y E A R