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DIY Magnolia Wreath

Magnolia wreaths are beautiful, timeless and go with all seasons BUT they can get pretty expensive so I decided to make my own. We are fortunate to have numerous magnolia trees along our fence line so this project pretty much cost me zero dollars!

How to make a beautiful farmhouse magnolia wreath for CHEAP!

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I started with a wreath that was found at our local thrift store for 50 cents, score!

Supplies

Pruning Shears
Wreath (any will do since it will be covered up for the most part)
Hot Melt Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Magnolia Leaves
Ribbon of your choice

Instructions

Cut the magnolia leaves from your tree, I cut 2 clusters off and ended up using about 50 leaves.

How to make a beautiful farmhouse magnolia wreath for CHEAP!

If you see lots of bugs I would soak them in some soapy water but these were critter free.  I simply wiped them down with a damp soapy towel.

Secure the leaves to the wreath by tucking the stem into the wreath and adhering with hot glue.  I held the leaf down for a couple of seconds till the leaf was set.  If the leaf was sticking up too much I would place a dab of hot glue underneath so it could lay flat on the leaf below it.

How to make a beautiful farmhouse magnolia wreath for CHEAP!

Continue placing the leaves on the wreath until you have gone around the whole wreath.

How to make a beautiful farmhouse magnolia wreath for CHEAP!

 

Next, I started layering the leaves with smaller leaves on top and filling any gaps.  I continued this process until I felt the wreath looked complete.

Tie a ribbon and hang.

 

How to make a beautiful farmhouse magnolia wreath for CHEAP!

An easy wreath straight from nature, it doesn’t get much better than that!

Tips:

Use a small spray bottle and simply mist the leaves lightly, don’t overwater.  This method kept my leaves green for about 3 weeks.  I still found the wreath to be really pretty even when the leaves turned brown.  However, if you would like to preserve your leaves, here is a great tutorial.

We are back again for this month’s Thrift Store Decor, time to check out all of the other redesigned thrift stores finds!

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DIY Magnolia Wreath – My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Copper and Burgundy Mercury Glass – Domestically Speaking
DIY Wall Art from Repurposed Architectural Salvage – Sadie Seasongoods
Repurposed Vintage Snack Set – House of Hawthornes
Thrift Store Basket Refresh – Refresh Restyle
Rooster Lamp Makeover – Petticoat Junktion

Thank you so much for stopping in today!

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7 Comments

  1. You make it look so easy to make a magnolia wreath! Will the leaves stay green for a while? My daughter has a magnolia tree, and I’ll be visiting her this weekend….. hmmmm

    pinned!

    super job!
    gail

  2. How do you keep the magnolia leaves green? I painted lots of magnolia leaves with modge podge and they turned brown. What is your secret to leaves staying green? I’d love to make a wreath like yours. Thank you.

    1. I Used a small spray bottle and simply mist the leaves lightly, don’t overwater.  This method kept my leaves green for about 3 weeks.  I still found the wreath to be really pretty even when the leaves turned brown.  However, if you would like to preserve your leaves, here is a great tutorial. https://www.wikihow.com/Preserve-Magnolia-Leaves

      Good luck, let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

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