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We are doing Christmas in July here on the blog! I love it! I get to be first, so check this out!
Making shelf sitting bookstacks has become my new passion! It is so much fun to come up with a meaningful saying to put on them, and then to decorate them appropriately.
I've already shared with you a simple religious message stack, and a Harry Potter themed stack. Now I'm excited to share this very cheery Merry and Bright Christmas Bookstack!
I really liked how the Harry Potter themed stack came out with the papers that I chose to decoupage on the books, so I decided to use some Christmas Paper on the Christmas stack as well. Here are some choices:
I used a simple red and white plaid paper and stuck to those colors throughout this design.
Of course, the other two books I painted with red acrylic craft paint.
You may notice that on the plaid book, I used a bit of solid red ribbon to look like a decorative piece on the binding. Unfortunately, it gets kind of covered by the red and white ribbon that ties all of the books together, but I still like the idea.
I used wooden stars, painted white, to represent the "Bright" part of the message. I simple glued them on with E6000 where I thought they would look good.
I am so excited about making Christmas themed stacks because there are so many different ideas to choose from as far as the wording. You can use lines from Christmas stories, such as "God bless us, everyone." Or from Christmas Carols, such as "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him or O Holy Night." Instead of a word, the middle book could have a vinyl nativity scene. Or use a phrase from the Scriptures such as, "For Unto Us a Child is Born," or "On Earth Peace, Goodwill Toward Men." Just to name a few more ideas. You will need to adjust the size of your lettering accordingly.
As with the other stacks that I've made, I used actual 2 x 4 wood cut 5 or 6 inches long to make my stacks, but don't forget, you can get these from Dollar Tree:
Keep coming back all month for more Christmas in July ideas!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!