If you’re anything like my mother, you’ll be busy decorating your Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. Can you really blame her? With stores blaring holiday music in October, it’s no wonder she’s ready for her tree before the turkey has totally cooled.
This year I’m hoping to talk her out of the Popsicle-stick ornaments I made when I was 8 and into a more fashionable tree. And by fashionable, I mean literary. Novels are the best and so are Christmas trees, so why not blend the two? Here are some ideas for your own literary-inspired tree:
This year skip the greenery and get right to the point. Stacked novels make a perfect tree, whether you go for a colorful choice:
Or a green, tree-like vibe:
Or even a perfectly splayed look:
This elegant-but-simple ornament can be made through decoupage or by slipping pieces of a story into a glass ball:
While this Scrabble ornament is available on Etsy (and with customized phrases!):
Replace those boring popcorn strings with some literary garland this year:
I’m personally drawn to this Outlander ornament. Perfect for fans of Diana Gabaldon’s must-read series:
Novel Inspired Trees
For those truly ambitious people, why not turn an entire tree into your favorite novel? This Hunger Games concept takes the bright colors of the Capital and pairs it with the Mockingjay symbol:
While this Harry Potter tree incorporates the books, the train, the sorting-hat, and even Harry’s glasses:
A Twilight Tree pops when it uses the white, red, and black of the book’s cover:
But the real winner is this Wizard of Oz tree. Ruby slippers! Blue gingham! A flying witch over the Land of Oz! It’s perfect.
How will you decorate your tree this year? Let us know in the comments!