I have been wanting to write about this for a while now! After the tremendous success of our book page floor, I decided I wanted to undertake another bookish project. Because I am a book reviewer, I get a lot of Advanced Reader Copies, or ARCs, of books. These are, essentially, proof copies. The usually do not having finished cover art, and they cannot be donated or sold. Basically, they are intended to be trashed. Because I get so many of these for reviewing purposes, they build up quickly, and I hate to just waste them. So, I decided I was going to use them to make Christmas decorations.
Often I would work on these decorations while Hubby and I watched television, so I was able to put in a lot of hours without noticing it. Over the course of 3.5 months, I made probably close to 100 ornaments, the chain, and the tree skirt. I used burlap to make small bows for the tree, and the large bow for the tree topper.
Such an unusual tree needs something unusual underneath. Vintage books, a vintage typewriter, a file drawer and card catalog drawer were just the thing.