Tuesday, November 29, 2011

On The Third Day of Christmas...

Beyond the Picket Fence gave me an easy gift or idea that is almost free.  Alrighty then, busy day and yes, I admit it, I forgot my blog and my post.  So you are getting a quick one, that maybe isn't new to you, but I had never made these before.  Start with some old books in Christmas colors--you can get old books for about 50 cents on half price days at your local thrift store.
Grab some ribbon or jute, wrap around the books, tie and then add some Christmas fluff--balls, greenery, berries, ornaments.  That is it--a great decoration for a table, a fun gift for a teacher or reading nut. 


  1. I never tire of making vintage book stacks! With or without covers - just love them! They just look gorgeous and it's such a great repurpose of books that may otherwise be considered trash.

    Love your holiday colors!

    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  2. What super ideas you have in this series. I'm enjoying the new ones each day!

    Just because I'm by nature, a pain in the butt, I will ask the question that has been sort of poking at me. You do know that in reality, the Twelve Days of Christmas are AFTER Christmas, not before Christmas, right?

    It's one of those things that came about during Medievil times in England I think. Beyond that I don't know much more about it except that the song (with the partridge and the pear tree) sort of outlines the what is to occur.

  3. Becky I love every day so far! Very old and chippy! Love it!

  4. so simple, but I LOVE these books! You make it look so easy!

  5. Lovely! Simple and elegant. Thanks Becky,

  6. I love the way these look and have all the fixings on hand. Thanks for a great and easy idea!


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