... Wouldn't be nice to have a Christmas tree that shows your love for nature and knowledge?
... Do you have a big collection of books stashed away somewhere, collecting dust?
Your problems are solved! Now you can do your own Bibliophile's Christmas Tree!
(inspired by http://scarletrune.tumblr.com/post/14055291117/a-bibliophiles-christmas-tree)
So, clear up some floor space, put some nice Jazz music to give that extra Christmas mood, and lets start!
Step 1: Collect and Pile the Books by Size
After you have them all close by, sort them by its dimensions (thickness, width and height) and make book piles of similar size, like on the picture.
Step 2: Create the Tree Base
We did not have many books (around 100), so we created a triangular base, using the widest and largest books available, but you can start with a square or wider base, if more books are available.
As you can see in the picture, pile the books in a triangular mode, so that each layer has the same altitude to the other books (add more than one book when necessary to have a symmetrical layer), and shifting the books so that they don't look like a wall, but look like tree leaves.
We decided to leave the titles of the books facing outwards, to give more color and display the books we have :)
Step 3: Pile 'Em Up!
Step 4: Finish the Tree Top
For that, you can use your creativity, using smaller pocket books, or different layer organizations, until you are left with your tiniest book on top.
Step 5: Decorate As You Like!
We decided to decorate the tree with Crochet Christmas Balls (instructable coming soon) and custom Christmas wall paper decorations.
Feel free to post your own Book Christmas Tree on the comments!