DIY Christmas Tree Soldier Gift Wrap and Giveaway

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BH Balsam Fir™ decorated with Red Velvet Ribbon

We never miss the Nutcracker! My niece has been a cast member for over a decade now and the living room battle scene is hands-down my favorite part of the entire production. Even my oldest son squeals with excitement when the Mouse King raises his sword. The timeless quality of Balsam Hill’s new line of home decor reminds me of the classic tale and its breathtaking scenery. Yesterday we raved about the ease of set up with Balsam’s Flip Tree. Today we want to shine a light on the BH Balsam Hill Fir that currently stands tall in our Great Room. It never fails to be the conversation piece of every gathering.

BH Balsam Hill Fir
Hanging Mistletoe and Holly Ornaments on the Tree
DIY Soldier Gift Wrap
Our DIY Nutcracker, a lovely holiday addition

Of course you can’t talk about a tree without talking about presents. This year we decided to make our very own larger-than-life DIY toy soldiers using just cardboard boxes, construction paper, and gift wrap. As luck would have it, the box that holds the Sprays was the perfect size for our gift. The dimensions of the boxes made for perfectly tall and skinny upright soldiers. We made stately uniforms out of solid gift wrap and cut their faces and hats out of construction paper. Just like that, our presents are safely guarded until Christmas morning!

mistletoe and holly ornament set
Hand-painted Mistletoe and Holly Ornament Set

Today marks the second exciting day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! This time we’re giving you the chance to win a hand-painted Mistletoe and Holly Ornament Set. This ornament set makes everything merry and bright! With 35 pieces of blown glass beauty, the set includes a mix of Santa and snowman figurines, balls, teardrops, and bells hand-finished in glitter, beads, and faux crystals.

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  1. I like a festival of color with colored balls and lights and lots of tinsel.

  2. We decorate the tree with ornaments we’ve collected over the years. I have many handmade ornaments made by all of us. It’s nostalgic and brings back all the Christmas’ we’ve shared together.

  3. One tree is decorated in all the stuff kids have made over the years and some of my favorites. There are so many ornaments now that I can not use them. I have been contemplating getting another tree to do a more rustic look. And maybe another one Victorian.

  4. I decorate my tree with about 20 stands of lights and fill it up with ornaments, this year I’m doing something different..doing a rustic tree, 20 strands of lights and 50 tin stars cut from tin ceiling tiles 🙂

  5. Susanne Flanagan Reply

    I alternate every year with decorating between a more child themed tree for my daughter such as Santa and the next year will be an adult with more elegant ornaments. It’s fun to switch it up.

  6. Carolann Leibenguth Reply

    This year I switched it up my tree is very whimsical and girly. The tree is covered in pink, purple, aqua, and a shade of green. I use all different shapes and sizes, the lights are clear. This year my tree topper is a hot pink bird with a long tail facing a real pretty blue bird with a long tail, and then there are all kinds of tree pics coming out around the bird.

  7. I decorate my tree with blue colored ornaments, white lights, and white and gold and silver ribbon!

  8. T Michelle Trump Reply

    We do our tree in a Disney theme with white lights and red and gold ribbon!

  9. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard Reply

    this year we used all vintage bulbs.balls – love it

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