I am sooooo excited to share this post with you today as it is a project that I was honestly worried I wouldn’t get across the line (yes, I have those moments too!). This is my Christmas Wreath for this year and I can’t decide whether I like it better lit up or during the day … what you do you think?
I was fortunate enough to be asked by Balsam Hill to work with one of their lovely products this Christmas season and I now get to share this gorgeous project with you. Straight out of the box this Vermont White Spruce Wreath is impressive at a whopping 32″, simply stunning and has the most wonderful soft foliage with fairy lights already woven in!
I have often made my own Christmas Wreath using styrofoam or wire rings but I would have to say without a doubt this is my favourite wreath I have have created. Working with the beautiful foliage on this wreath is a joy with the branches super flexible so I could get my look ‘just right’. The first thing I wanted to do with my wreath was to make use of the fairy lights so I decided pretty quickly that they would make the perfect centre for some Poinsettia flowers.
These flowers are super easy to construction using one of my favourite sets of dies – the May Flowers Framelits Dies from Stampin’ Up! Just using the small leaf and a mix of both Real Red and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper (and after a little trial and error), I had a pretty impressive start for my wreath.
I am a very ‘traditional colours’ kind of gal when it comes to Christmas so my wreath was always going to head along that line. To complement the gorgeous flowers I created some tags featuring the words from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and some holly made with the Holly Berry Builder Punch.
I used some Burlap ribbon to create bow and decided I needed just one more element so made a few little ‘presents’ from cardstock and added a bow using the Candy Lane DSP and the Bow Builder Punch.
There may be some details I have missed so please let me know if there is anything you would like to know about how to make your own Wreath like this one.
This is a big post today but before I go I thought I would share one last ‘behind the scenes’ photo for you so you can see how I set up my wreath so I could fluff it out and also add all my decorations … who knew tripods could be so handy!
Now our house is really in the festive spirit … right from the front entry way!