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  1. Linda K Duff says:

    LOVED this idea, but I’m betting all the green RD condensed books are gonna disappear real fast after folks see your post! I think I might look for some and then maybe add some scrapbooking paper in appropriate colors to cover the ones that aren’t green. It may or may not work, but that idea popped into my head while wondering if I’d find green RD books.
    (Or maybe I’ll look for blue ones and just tell folks it’s a blue spruce tree! ) 😉

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Glad you enjoyed the idea, Linda! They’re so fun to decorate with;) Good luck hunting!

  2. This is the sweetest DIY! I never in a million years would have come up with this idea. I think it’s a perfect way to showcase vintage books in a whole new way!! 🙂

    1. Lora Bloomquist says:

      Thanks, Sheila! I never met a vintage book I didn’t like; this project is another way to enjoy them!

    1. Thanks! I got over the pain when I told myself I could take the books off & still enjoy the covers & the pages side-the binding ends are kinda ugly anyway;)

  3. Well, now I’m kicking myself for getting rid of my husband’s Readers Digest books. Such a creative idea, Lora!

  4. I absolutely love your book trees Lora! So fun! I made a version years ago by just stacking books of different sizes on top of each other from big to wee, but I like yours so much better. Very cool!

  5. I think Reader’s Digest books are the ONLY ones I don’t mind cutting up! The old ones have such marvelous end papers, too! Our doll house club used to gut them to make boxes (cardboard or better yet, foamcore sides and made scenes with miniatures! I love how you “styled” the scene with the greenery and raccoon! It’ll be good till February!

    1. Kathy, I love all the varieties of papers on these old RD books & seems like there’s always ones I haven’t seen! And yes, the woodland styling of the book trees spread to my whole kitchen, which you can see next week when I share my house tour! Thanks!

  6. Yes it is so painful for me to cut up a book, But I love what you did so I would go ahead and make these adorable trees.

    1. Guess I’ve seen so many in my life, I’ve gotten over it! I did hold back on using my green bound ones that have been in the family;)