After posting a few pictures of a magnolia wreath I made last spring on my Facebook and Instagram accounts, I started receiving a pile of emails and questions about how I made it! And honestly, I didn’t take photos of the process when I made my first wreath so I wasn’t sure how to write up a post without photos. Well, I decided that my guest bathroom needed a small version of a magnolia wreath! And since I’ve received so many questions, I decided to snap a few photos during the process. So today, I’m going to show you how I created a DIY magnolia wreath for just $12!
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Since Fixer Upper started back in 2013, the farmhouse style of decorating has exploded. And with that, Chip and Jo brought us the gorgeous Magnolia wreaths. But if you’ve ever priced one of these wreaths pre-made, then you know they aren’t cheap! Like $60-$100 pricey! Whew! That’s seriously not in my budget.
It took me a long time of scouring the internet and walking the aisles of Hobby Lobby to come up with a plan on how to DIY a magnolia wreath. I wanted it to look both realistic and classy. That was quite a feat on a small budget.
But after coming across a bunch of magnolia leaves in the floral department, I knew exactly how to create a magnolia wreath without breaking the bank. I grabbed up this bunch of magnolia leaves as well as a 10″ wreath form, plugged in my hot glue gun, and got to work!
If you want to create a magnolia wreath too, then just follow these super simple instructions!
DIY Magnolia Wreath
NOTE: I used 1 bunch of magnolia leaves for a small 10″ wreath form and had 5 leaves leftover. If you are planning to make a larger wreath with a 16″ wreath form or larger, make sure to grab 2 bunches of leaves.
I purchased my materials at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off. So my grapevine wreath was $2.49 and my leaves were $8.99 coming in just under $12!
1. Gather Supplies
You will need a grapevine wreath, magnolia leaves, hot glue gun, and glue sticks. *Remember to keep the hot glue gun out of reach of your littles!
2. Remove Leaves
Pull all of the magnolia leaves off of the larger stem. Make sure that you still have an inch or two of stem at the bottom of each leaf so that you have enough to tuck and glue into the wreath.
3. Tuck leaves into wreath.
Without using glue, tuck a few leaves into the wreath. This will be very helpful for you to get an idea of your spacing and fullness before you make anything permanent. I like to tuck in at least 6-8 leaves to get a feel for how I want the wreath to turn out.
4. Adjust spacing.
The leaf spacing is crucial. If you put too many leaves into the wreath it will begin to look fake. Less is more when it comes to these wreaths.
5. Begin gluing the leaves.
Use your hot glue gun to glue the leaves into the wreath. I’ve found that tucking them in place and then placing a dap of glue on the stem where it meets the grapevine wreath form works best. You don’t want your leaves to be flat against the wreath. It looks much more natural if they have a little height. You may need to hold some leaves in place as the glue dries for 30-60 seconds so that it stays exactly where you want it.
6. Do frequent checks.
As you work your way around the wreath, do frequent checks to make sure the leaf spacing is staying mostly consistent.
7. Completely cover the wreath.
Make sure that your grapevine wreath is completely covered by the magnolia leaves. As you work your way all the way around your wreath, you will need to tuck a few more under the leaves you started with. Continue to check the wreath from overhead to make sure it looks full and the spacing is consistent.
8. Hang your wreath!
Find a place to hang your wreath! I decided to put mine in our guest bathroom! This is a smaller version of a magnolia wreath and the 10″ form works perfectly in a small space!
And a side-by-side of my DIY magnolia wreath that I made for $12 and a similar one from Joss and Main that costs $114.99! I’ll take the over $100 savings! 🙂
I hope you found this DIY magnolia wreath tutorial helpful! If you use it to make your own magnolia wreath, tag me in your social media posts and use #thesimplyorganizedhome!!
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