You guys!! I’ve been wanting a Magnolia wreath for a long time now! I mean, they’re so cute, super versatile, and you could leave them up all year long if you wanted to because they go with anything and everything! That sounds like perfection in the form of a wreath to me!! There’s only one problem though. They are sold at Magnolia Market for $98! Say what!? I just couldn’t, in good consciousness, buy that no matter how amazingly perfect they may be. Especially because the spot I had planned for them requires having two of them! Yikes! That would be $190 for something that we don’t need, but of course, I really, really want. That’s why I was so excited when I came up with my genius idea to make them myself! And, of course, I came up with this plan as soon as I laid down for bed, which meant I was up for hours with excitement ready to run to Hobby Lobby right then and there. Ha! If only they’re store closed at 2am! I did end up finally getting to sleep and going to Hobby Lobby during normal business hours like normal people would do, and made my wreath dreams come true. I’m still so excited about it, and I’m definitely going to let my husband know how much money I’ve saved so I can go spend all that saved money on something else that I really “need” like any good wife would do.😉 Okay, enough talk, let’s get down to wreath making business! I hope you guys are as excited as I was at this point!
First step: prepare yourself to finally achieve your magnolia wreath dreams. (or is that just me speaking for myself!?) Okay, well, if you’re as big of a wreath dork as me, prepare yourself. Otherwise, you can probably just skip this step!😄
Now that you’ve prepared yourself, here is a list of materials you will need before you get started:
-Magnolia Leaves. I know for sure they’re at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s. If you wait until they’re 50% off or use a 50% off coupon, they range from $6-$9 a branch depending on what craft store you go to. I would buy two branches just to make sure you have enough leaves so that your wreath looks nice and full.
-16″ wire wreath form. You can get smaller or bigger sizes depending on what you like!
-Hot glue gun. If you don’t already have one, this is a good one to get.
-Two different shades of green paint and a paintbrush. I used this to make my leaves various shades and to make it look a little more real, but this is definitely an optional step. I bought the FolkArt brand paint in the shades of Olive Green and crocodile.
Now that you have your supplies; lets do this!
- Gather all your supplies and plug in your hot glue gun.
- Remove all the leaves from the branch. I would start by removing the leaves from one branch because you may not need the other branch. This picture shows you what I started with. The leaves on the right are already painted.
- If you wish to do so, paint the leaves with the shades of green you bought. I’m glad I did this step! The leaves look so much more real with the paint. I did leave some without paint to have that contrast in the leaves.
- Once the paint is dry, position the leaves around your wire wreath form to see where and how you want them. I recommend varying the angles and placement to get a more natural look.
- Tuck the leaf under the wire and hot glue it into place. As you can see in the picture, I would tuck it under first to see where I liked it the best. I found it worked better to only use the middle to wired to place the leaves on.
- Continue step 5 until you have your perfect looking wreath.
- Check for any loose leaves and apply additional glue if need be.
- You did it!! Now pick out the perfect spot for your new perfect wreath!
Here is where I hung mine. This is why I needed two of them.
I am so happy with mine and I hope that you are with yours too! Thanks so much for coming! Enjoy your new $100 wreath (wink, wink)!!
The Decor Mama