Handmade Twiggy Christmas Wreath

Good Saturday morning.  I love making old-fashioned Christmas projects using pine, berries and twigs. Earlier this week I posted a tag with a tree in a snowy moonlight scene.  I used pieces the Impression Obsession Wide Tree to add extra dimension with limbs and branches to the main tree in the scene.  There is a natural rounded curve to the branches on the Wide Tree and I was inspired to try my hand at making a wreath with it.  You may have purchased this die for Halloween projects as it makes a perfect spooky tree. I thought I would share a few step by step pictures of how I created my wreath to give you an another idea for the die. 

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 1 right

Impression Obsession Dies, Wide Tree


I started by cutting five trees using kraft cardstock and applying vintage photo ink with a ColorBox stylus  and foam tip.


I added dimension to the branches by molding them lightly using my stylus and molding pad.


I cut the bottom of the main trunk off right at the point where the tree starts it’s rounded curve.


I die cut a circle that is about 1 3/4” across and cut the outer edge off with deckle scissors for a natural more natural look.  I attached the tree sections around the base with glossy accents and overlapping to fill in the branches of the wreath.



When I was ready to attach the last section of tree I lifted the branches of the first tree attached and tucked the bottom edge of the last tree  in under so it would be totally covered. Whew!  That was a hart sentence to write so I hope it made sense.


Here’s the finished wreath.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 1 center

I decorated the wreath with a couple pieces of Holly Branch  with red berries made using a 1/8” circle punch,  pine pieces from the Pine Pair and finished with a simple red multi loop bow.

KC Impression Obsession Wide Tree 1 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. 

Card size:  5.25” square

18 thoughts on “Handmade Twiggy Christmas Wreath”

  1. Outstanding Kittie…and we thought we had to have a wreath die….well done with that tree. That is thinking out of the box as to how a real wreath is made….You are the Cat’s Meow…(ha! appropriate for you)

  2. Your card us amazing! I love the beautiful wreaths and arrangements you make for your cards. (Do you create real ones as well for your home?) It’s all the little touches you do that gives them such dimension.
    Thank you for sharing your work and your great tutorials! 🙂

  3. Gorgeous! I so enjoy your projects! And I love how you show the steps! I am working up the courage to try one of your designs! If it turns out just half as lovely as your projects, I will be happy!

  4. This is fabulous Kitie! I almost bought that die when shopping at Impression Obsession earlier in the week. I think I need to make another purchase . . . LOL! Thank you for providing the bow tutorials, they are excellently done. I’ve got to try the triple loop bow, it’s so beautiful!

  5. Lovely wreath Kittie. You surely have an eye for things to use another element or in place of the actual wreath die you have used in the past, and what a wonderful wreath it is. Love the holly and pine branches and that cute perfect bow 🙂

  6. Love, love, love this! This die will definitely be on my “to get” list!! Thank you so much for the inspiration once again!! You are amazing!!

  7. Good morning, Kittie. WOW! what a gorgeous wreath, and a clever idea using the tree branches that way. Makes the wreath look absolutely real. Well done, love it, love it…..have a good week-end.

  8. Kittie, you are just the most creative!! i love seeing what you do next! 🙂 you can tell that you learned and practiced the art of being a florist (sorry not sure how to word this sentence, lol :)) i bet your arrangements were/are beautiful. you are such an inspiration! thanks for sharing…i really really hope you will start doing videos on your youtube channel. even if they are sped up and voiced dubbed over instead of real time. that would be so wonderful to watch your creations come to life before our eyes like a movie!!! thanks 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. Wow!!! Of course wow doesn’t even begin to describe this wreath. Thanks for the tutorial. I’ll be adding that one to my collection. Whomever gets this card is definitely a very lucky person.

  10. Well Kittie, you’ve done it again….such a stunning & elegant card…. I absolutely loved it…. And I think I’ve got all the dies to do it….cept for the ink…..lol. Off to the craft store tomorrow…. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity…..

  11. What a different use for that tree die. Love to see that we can use dies for other things then they are made for. Thanks for sharing this trick. Also thanks for sharing so much of your talent and teaching us how you make each card. I have learned so much from you. You are a great teacher!


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