Simple & Inexpensive DIY Magnolia Wreath

Ah, the Magnolia wreath. That coveted beauty that every Fixer Upper fan, including myself, has been lusting after since the first time we saw JoJo hang one ever so perfectly in the newly renovated dream home of a client. There is just something so beautiful about the perfectly crafted green and gold leaves and the way they effortlessly cascade around the wreath. Instant farmhouse charm! 

Now I love Magnolia Market as much as the next person and could probably shop there ’till I dropped, but I am really careful about what I splurge on and what I save on in my house. If I had an endless pocket book I would have snatched one or ten of these pretty little things up long ago, but at this point in time I have a hard time justifying spending close to $100 on a wreath no matter how gorgeous it is.

While decorating our new Master bedroom I was on the hunt for something to hang on the wall above our bed. I wanted something simple and charming, and I thought a wreath would be the perfect touch. I began brainstorming how I could make my own magnolia wreath without spending a ton of money.

I came across this Magnolia Garland from Craft Outlet for only $28.95! It was exactly what I was looking for and it made my DIY Magnolia Wreath so easy and inexpensive anyone can do it.

Here’s what you will need:

  • Magnolia leaf garland – I used this 5′ garland
  • wreath frame – I used this 20″ box style frame I got at Hobby Lobby. (You can choose whatever size you want, just make sure your garland is long enough to wrap all the way around it.)
  • floral wire – I used this green easy cut floral wire from Hobby Lobby
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

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First and foremost, decide which direction you want your leaves to go and make sure you start securing the garland in that direction. I’m just going to pretend that I didn’t completely secure my garland in the opposite direction of what I wanted and have to take it all off and start again. *facepalm*. Learn from my mistakes, friends!

Step 1:

Cut off an 8″ or so piece of floral wire and start wrapping it around the empty stem portion of your garland and the innermost wire of your wreath frame to secure the two together.

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Step 2: Once the stem is secured, flip it over so it is easier to see your work and continue cutting off pieces of wire and wrapping them around the garland stem and frame.

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This is what your wreath will look like from the back when you have finished. Super crazy looking, but don’t worry! Just flip that baby over and start fanning out the leaves.

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Step 3: Arrange the leaves to fill in the gaps (They are wired, so they should pretty much stay where you place them). Take a little bit more wire and secure the longest leaf in each clump (see that one sticking out in the top left of the above photo?) This will ensure that your leaves don’t move and they lay flat against the wreath frame.

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Step 4: I had a very small gap at the end of my garland where it didn’t quite make it all the way around my frame. If this happens to you, just cut two leaves off from an inconspicuous part of the wreath where you won’t notice they are missing and hot glue them onto the wreath to fill the gap. Voila!

Step 5: Hang your wreath in a place where you can see it and smile every day!

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This entire project cost me about $37 and maybe 20 minutes of time.
I just adore the way this Magnolia wreath looks hanging above our bed, and my husband adores that I didn’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get it!

If you make this or any other project I share, be sure to tag me on Instagram @belleamourblog. I would love to see your creations!

**This post was not sponsored by any of the businesses mentioned. I’m just sharing my sources and the great deals I have found with all of you!**

 

Have a great weekend!

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