Inspired by our #Words4Wine campaign? You too can build your own bookworm Christmas Tree with books!
Just follow a few easy steps!
Locate dozens of books. If you want to do this in a really nice way, you’ll need to find books that not only have meaning, but also come in a variety of shapes and sizes in order to create a real tree look.
Choose the lights for the bookworm Christmas tree. For this purpose, bigger bulbs are best, so that they’re not swamped by all the books. Even an old-school outdoor light set won’t be pushing things too far.
Decide where to place the bookworm tree. As with the standard Christmas tree, a corner of the room where you’ll be holding all the celebrations is the best choice for setting up the bookworm Christmas tree. Make sure the floor is even and non-slippery.
Create the base of the bookworm tree. Begin with the largest, heaviest books and create a circle on the spot set aside for the bookworm tree. Use as many books as possible to create a solid base.
Add the next layer. The trick to creating the “tree-like” formation of the bookworm tree is to align the books so that they have their spines facing outward with their spine edges jutting out.
As you near the top of the bookworm Christmas tree, the books may benefit from being placed one on top of the other, discontinuing the circles. A few heavier, larger books can be aligned at the top to finish off the look.
Add the lights. There are three approaches to adding the lights:
Feed the lights in as you build the tree.
Wrap the lights around the finished bookworm Christmas tree.
Make sure that the light bulbs all face outward.
Finish the top of the tree. This part is totally up to your imagination, but here are some ideas: