On the 12 days leading up to Christmas Eve I’ll be sharing with you some of my favourite Christmas-based crafty activities. (Most of them will be – or have been – tried by me!)
Today I got to play with one of my favourite things (no not the glue gun for once): books!:
On The Ninth Craft of Christmas, I will share with you:
Now I’m not going to lie, this one conflicted me a little. I mean I love books, so this Craft was both fun to do, but also felt a bit like sacrilege.
But it’s books, and glitter and Christmas, so I gave it a go. It helps that I had this random book lying around that I don’t care for. I ordered Libba Bray’s The Diviners (because I’ve been saying I will read it FOREVER) from a seller on Amazon and they sent me this instead. I got a refund and they told me to keep the book, but it holds no interest for me, so what to do with it but turn it into a Christmas decoration! (Or two, but that’s for another day!)
I decided to take the suggestion the tutorial made about adding a bit of glitter to the sides of the pages because I love glitter. Any excuse! Though I did put the tree together before adding the glitter. Trying to stick together glittery-gluey pages seemed like a recipe for mess. (I suppose I could have waited for the glitter and glue to dry, but I’m impatient!)
Instead of adhesive to hold the two sides of the tree together, I liberally applied double sided tape instead, which seems to be holding well! The only thing is the glitter doesn’t show up well on camera – it’s very fine and white, but trust me it is there and pretty and shiny, I promise!
This is a really sweet little make – good for a subtle centrepiece. That’s what I’ll be using mine for – Christmas dinner this year is just me and The Boy on the actual day, so just a cute little something to adorn the table is enough!
Thats it for today! Tomorrow I’ll be getting the wool back out and on Friday I may be doing something with the remnants of this poor book!
Do you have a tree that’s not a tree? Share your unconventional trees in the comments!