Are you searching for Christmas books decor? Here are the best bookish Christmas decorations you'll wish you knew sooner
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Decorating for Christmas is one of my favourite things maybe ever. Christmas decorations just make your space feel so warm and cozy. And as a book lover, I love incorporating books into my Christmas decor.
I'm constantly stalking other book bloggers to see their Christmas books decor ideas. And I've compiled all the best bookish Christmas decorations here. Trust me, you're gonna want to copy these ASAP!
This post is all about Christmas books decor ideas
The Best Bookish Christmas decorations
1. Stack books to create a Christmas tree
If you have room, I highly recommend a book tree! Not only does this bookish Christmas tree make a statement but it's also easy to re-create with items you have at home. Perfect if you're on a budget.
Plus, I've seen these in many different sizes. It's easy to adjust the size to your space. Whether it's a smaller option or a bigger book tree like the one pictured.
If you want to know how to create this, then I've included a helpful video below from Jesse the Reader where he creates a book Christmas tree.
2. Give your bookshelf a Christmas theme
Like decorating your bookshelves for the different seasons? Me too
If you're looking for ways decorate your bookshelves for Christmas then this is for you. Adding a wrapped present is an easy way to give your shelves a festive touch.
You can easy customise this depending on what colour theme you're going for. Plus, it's another budget friendly option.
3. Try some stamped books
When research Christmas books decor for this blog post - stamped books kept coming up again and again. And honestly, I think it's such a cute idea.
They're really versatile and can be used to decorate lots of different spaces. Etsy has some really cute options. But if you're on a budget you could easily diy these yourself. I've left a useful tutorial below. Perfect if you have some old books.
4. Add a Christmas book basket
It gives a room such a cute and cozy vibe. And it's perfect if you like evenings wrapped up by the tree reading a good book. You could also arrange this with some festive cushions to make a cute Christmas reading nook.
5. Personalised book ornament
This is such a cute idea for a personalised book ornament. This clear bauble contains images of different books.
It could be personalised in any number of ways. And it's a lovely and subtle way to incorporate books into your Christmas decor.
Lacy (@Lacyloveslit) also has a tutorial so you can recreate this ornament yourself. You can watch Lacy's tutorial below. And I've linked some of the items you'll need above.
6. Folded paper trees
This is another cute and really versatile bookish decoration. These little paper trees can be used to decorate lots of different spaces in your house.
You can either buy these pre folded and ready made. Or if you're feeling creative you could fold your own using pages from an old book.
Using pages from an old book is a really budget friendly option. I've left a tutorial below for anyone who is interested.
7. Use as the base for a Christmas village
I absolutely love this idea! It's such a cute way to incorporate books into your Christmas books. It's subtle but looks adorable. And it's perfect if you don't want to damage any books.
The books have been used as the base for a white Christmas village. The Christmas garland finishes off the look perfectly.
8. Bookshelf Christmas tree
This is such a fun idea! I will 100% be trying this with my own bookshelves this year. Rearranging your books into a tree is a really simple way to make your home look more festive.
I've seen a few variations on this with some including baubles and others using green books for the tree. Plus, it's another wallet friendly decor using items you already have around your house
9. Bookshelf snowman
Ok, I know this is really similar to the above idea. But I HAD to include this when I saw it. How cute is this?!
This is perfect if you have lots of books. And it can be easily recreated using your existing books. You could easily turn around books you've already read or your physical tbr list.
10. Try a bookish advent calendar
I am obsessed with the idea of a bookish advent calendar. Books make the absolute best gifts. And I normally receive lots of books as presents. But I LOVE the idea of opening a book everyday in the run up to Christmas.
You could easily wrap up 24 books in the run up to Christmas. However, if you're doing this for yourself then you can purchase either 12 day or 24 day advent calendar. This 24 day bookish advent calendar allows you to select the genre. Perfect if you enjoy blind date a book. You can get the bookish advent calendar here.
11. Try literary inspired ornaments
There are so many cute bookish Christmas ornaments. You are seriously spoilt for choice on Etsy. A Christmas ornament is perfect if you want to add some books onto your tree.
There are also plenty of DIYs online for homemade bookish ornaments. This tutorial from HomeTalk is easy to follow with plenty of pictures to guide you - you can check it out here. These decoupage ornaments from Joy's Entitled Life are also adorable and would look lovely with the pages from old books. You can check the tutorial here.
There is a huge selection of bookish Christmas ornaments. You might be looking specifically for bookish Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree. If that's the case, you might want to check out my blog post on bookish Christmas ornaments. It has a huge selection from diy ornaments to ornament sets and custom Christmas ornaments. You can check out my article on bookish Christmas ornaments here.
12. Add a bookish Christmas candle
If you're looking for Christmas books decor then I highly recommend a bookish candle. Who doesn’t love a scented candle? Etsy is full of candles inspired by books. Whether that’s a generic book candle or a candle inspired by a particular book series.
They’re another really good value gift as they’re often very reasonably priced. Plus, it’s an excellent way to combine a love of books with a cosy night in. This winter candle is hand poured and available in 2 different sizes. And you can get it on Etsy
13. A Cozy Christmas reading nook
Turn your bookshelves into a cozy reading corner. Perfect for curling up in during the festive season.
Move your Christmas tree next to your bookshelves and surround with cosy cushions and a plaid blanket. This looks like the snuggliest space to read in during the winter months!
You can't beat a cozy reading corner! They're the perfect space to curl up and read a good book. If you're looking to incorporate a reading corner all year round then you're in luck. I've written a whole blog post with inspiration for reading corners. You can check out my article on reading nook ideas for adults here
14. Festive prints
A festive print is an excellent way to decorate bookshelves, walls or reading nooks. They can make a statement and are easy to swap out. Plus you can often get printable prints at a fairly reasonable price from Etsy.
There are festive prints for every decor style and theme. Perfect if you don't have a ton of money to use for Christmas books decor.
15. Bookish paper chain
This is another really simple and budget friendly decor idea. But it would look adorable decorating a Christmas tree.
You find an old book and cut even sized pieces of paper. Then glue or staple them together into a chain. If you wanted you could add glitter for a bit of extra sparkle. A cute, festive touch that costs pennies.