Something about rainy days equals craft time to me. So when the husband was out, the baby was down and the rain was drizzling outside, I decided it was a perfect time to turn on some James Taylor and get to crafting. And maybe it was the fact that I’ve been rewatching Fixer Upper on Netflix the last few days, but today I had it in my head that it was a “Fixer Upper” magnolia wreath DIY kind of day.
To the point where I dragged my toddler 30 minutes out to pick up magnolia leaves since our craft stores were out of stock.
You may think I’m crazy, but you can’t say I’m not committed.
While making your own magnolia wreath will definitely save you a pretty penny versus buying one in a home decor store, it’s still not necessarily the cheapest craft to do (unless you have a magnolia tree in your backyard, then by all means this is dirt cheap!). But since I had a little extra saved up I didn’t mind splurging a bit.
I’ve also had my eye on making a magnolia wreath for a few months now, ever since we found an old antiqued window that we hung up in our living room. It’s a great piece, but by itself it looks a little plain. But I saw the look of putting the wreath in front of it and I was sold!
All that to say, this craft has been a long time coming and I’m so glad it’s finally done!
Super simple and took me all of about 15 minutes to do. I’m telling you, I’ve got this whole naptime project thing down you guys…
What you’ll need:
- 2 6ft magnolia garlands
- 16in green floral foam ring
- Hot glue gun (optional for if you feel you need to secure the leaves)
If you can’t find a green ring then you can purchase a white one and some green floral tape. You just want it to be green so that it blends in between the leaves.
You’ll want to start by pulling the leaves off the garland and setting them aside. Once all the leaves are pulled you’ll want to start on the top of the ring towards the back. Take a leaf and poke it into the foam ring at a 45 degree angle. Pay attention to the direction of the leaf. If you place it point side going to the right, you’ll want to do the same with all the other leaves. If you have them going in different directions then it may not turn out the way you’re hoping it will.
Continue to spear each leaf in the same direction around the ring creating a circle. I wasn’t super specific with mine and spaced them out about an inch or two away from each other. Once you’ve completed your outer circle, go ahead and repeat the same pattern starting a few inches further inward on the ring. Continue till you’ve completed your second circle. I preferred to place my second circle so that the leaves of the second circle went between the leaves of the first circle. This way it filled in gaps.
For the third circle, you’ll want to come in further in on the ring like you did with your previous circle, and like before you’ll insert your leaves in the same direction at a 45 degree angle.
Your wreath should be taking full shape by this point. I was able to stop at three circles, but if you have enough leaves and want to go for a fourth by all means!
Now take whatever remaining leaves you have and fill in any gaps you notice.
Optional: if you notice any of your leaves aren’t secure on their own with the foam, you can go through and place a little hot glue with your glue gun. Not necessary, but definitely helpful.
And that’s it! You now have a fabulous “Fixer Upper” magnolia wreath to show off, and it took you almost no time at all!
Now you just have to figure out where you want to hang it.
Rainy days = poor lighting for photos, sorry friends.
“Fixer Upper” Magnolia Wreath DIY
- Remove leaves from garland.
- Spear leaves into foam ring out the outer rim of the ring at a 45 degree angle.
- Continue spearing leaves around the outer rim of the ring. Make sure each leaves are going in the same direction.
- Once circle is complete, move further inward on the ring and begin second circle continuing the pattern from before.
- Once circle is complete move further inward on the ring and begin the third circle.
- Once complete insert any remaining leaves anywhere gaps are present.
What do you guys think? Have you tried making a magnolia wreath before? It may be one of my new favorites.