Balsam Hill Wreath – Stampin’ Up! Style


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!



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  1. Just beautiful Tan ??

  2. Michele Miller says:

    Stunning T … now I know it’s time to start thinking about getting ready for Christmas!

  3. Andrea says:

    So beautiful. It looks great with the lights..

  4. Tanya, those wreaths are amazing, I have just ordered one for me front door, but I ordered one with ornaments already on there. You should ask for a commission.

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