I’ve been meaning to post for months about how to make a book hedgehog. What can I say? My own hang-ups about my photo skills s-l-o-w m-e d-o-w-n. I made this little guy in July. Now it’s December. Here’s how it’s done:
- Take an old pocket paperback.
- Fold page one’s corner down flush against the spine.
- Repeat 300 times.
- Add bits of black felt for eyes, ears, and nose. Or a black felt triangle to make it a book “pencil.”
- Show your friends.
Or, why not try a Book Christmas Tree?
- Grab all the books you have.
- Starting with your biggest coffee table tomes, create a circle. Keep spines turned out on every book.
- Build it up. Add a small piece of furniture inside the circle if you need support. Add lights inside the circle so they shine out through the cracks between the books.
- As your tree grows in height, decrease the size of the books you’re using, i.e., large hardbacks, then trade paperback, then smaller paperback, then pocket paperbacks…
Here’s last year’s and this year’s efforts:
This year we got the tree almost a foot higher than last year’s.
And finally, if you really want to go wild, check out some of these YouTubers’ decoration vids using books to make chandeliers, wreathes, decorative trees, and nameless-yet-pretty shapes.
Have any of you got a Book Tree going on in your living room?