This Homemade Winter Bookstack is so cute and perfect for a blue and white Christmas home decor theme. I can’t wait to put it all together!
If you’re just here to figure out how to bring together your farmhouse vibe with some awesome charm, be sure to check out these 20+ Pottery Barn DIY Home Decor ideas. There’s so much inspiration there, you’ll be able to change up the whole house!
But enough of that. Let’s talk about how adorable and fast these book decor accents are to put together and to use.
If you don’t have a Cricut, don’t panic. You can cut out the vinyl with an exacto knife or similar. The Cricut just makes the project go so much more quickly.
So, if you plan to just do one ever, it might be more efficient for you to do that, rather than trying to debate yourself for two weeks about buying one, then cave to your desires, and then feel guilt before you can even get to the cash register.
Sigh–let’s just talk about cooler things.
How to Decorate with Bookstacks:
So, I have a lot of ideas with regard to decorating with these beautiful winter bookstacks. I’ve conveniently jotted these down, because, well, they’re cute!
- Put them on your coffee table or entryway table. You want them out of the way, not the dominant focal point. So place other items with the stack of books.
- I am planning on a whole blue on blue Christmas theme this year. With natural elements, blue ornamental Christmas wreaths for the front door, painted pine cones and throw pillows galore!
- You can always make a Christmas Scandinavian gnome, with a little faux fur or mason jars. Whatever you do, though, you have to make your Christmas decorations your own. Even if that means placing a loose white ornament on the table with your bookstack.
- Whether you’re wanting to do a blue Christmas or a winter white Christmas, I’m here for you. Over load you tree with blue Christmas ornaments, and all the white Christmas decorations I can find for the living room? Yes. That’s me being there for you.
- These beautiful bookstacks make for a perfect gift-with-a gift card.
The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store. I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.
Reminder, not all supplies in the Homemade Winter Bookstack tutorial are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for
Must Have Resources:
When making Homemade Winter Bookstack at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.
More Ideas for Your Winter Home Decor:
Once you make this Homemade Winter Bookstack, you’ll decide you need more easy winter decor ideas. If you’re anything like me, you’ll want a whole color scheme that you stick with, so check out each of these awesome idea boards I pulled together for navy, powder blue and silver winter home decor.
- Navy Home Decor Pieces
- Powder Blue Winter Decorating Ideas
- 25+ Fun Silver Home Accents You Need to See
- You can use old hardcover books you have at home or grab some from Dollar Tree to keep costs low on this project. Remove the dust jackets if they are still on and toss them.
- I wanted something a little warmer than white so I painted my books with several coats of a very light blue that I mixed myself from a royal blue and white. Be sure to let them dry between each coat.
- After you give your book covers a nice coat or two of blue take the same foam brush while the last coat is still damp and dry brush some white over the books to give a frosted look, drip some white paint from the corners too so it looks like snow is settling. Allow the paint to dry completely.
- Wrap one end of the book in snowflake ribbon, I picked up this burlap one at Dollar Tree. Slightly overlap on the bottom and secure with hot glue.
- Cut letters the same size or slightly smaller than the width of your books in Cricut Design Space, the font I used here was Christiany that I downloaded from dafont.com.
- Peel back the excess vinyl from your lettering, don’t forget to weed out the blank space in letters such as o’s and a’s.
- Apply transfer tape to your letters and rub them with the scraper tool to be sure that they stick then peel off transfer tape.