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Magnolia Leaf Christmas Wreath

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Christmas, crafts, Uncategorized, wreaths | 6 comments

Is your front door still needing a little Christmas cheer?

All you need is 15 minutes, 4 supplies, and a friend with a magnolia tree.

If you don’t have a friend with a magnolia tree…I suggest you bake a fudge pie…drive around until you find a magnolia…knock on their front door with the pie in hand…and ask for a few leaves in return. 🙂

Luckily, I happen to have a friend who gladly shares her leaves with me!

{Thanks, Becky! :)}

And here is how to make a magnolia leaf Christmas wreath!

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves


about 50 magnolia leaves

silver metallic spray paint

styrofoam wreath form

tiny red ornaments

hot glue

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Spray paint the back sides of about 12 magnolia leaves with the silver paint.

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Cut each of the stems at an angle.

{It makes it so much easier to get the leaf into the form.}

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Insert a leaf into the outside of the form about every 3 inches.

Add a drop of hot glue to secure the leaf.

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Then insert a leaf every few inches on the inside of the form,

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

until you’ve covered the form.

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Keep adding leaves until the form is covered.

Randomly place the silver leaves in the form.

Since the silver leaves are going in with their backs showing,

they curve in a different direction than the others, which adds some fullness.

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Using hot glue, add plastic ornaments here and there.

How to make wreath with magnolia leaves

Hang on your front door and enjoy!

And, just in case you can’t find a friend with a magnolia tree…here are a few more ideas!

How to make a snowball wreath

 Snowball Wreath

Christmas Front Door Arrangement

Front Door Arrangement

Modern Christmas Wreath

Modern Dryer Vent Wreath

Life to the full!



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  1. Thanks for sharing the wreath. That looks simple enough even I can do that. We will see. Susan

  2. Leave it to you Melissa to make so many awesomely incredible wreaths. Love them all. Are you still creating? Do you have a stopping point? Tomorrow is my last day so I can clean up my messes all over and have some peace. Have you wrapped all your gifts for under your tree? I have to wrap yet but might not be too bad. I’m going to cheat and put the gifts in plastic Christmas treat bags, or I’ll probably not get them wrapped at all. I have bunches of great gift tags I’ve printed out that so many great bloggers have generously provided.
    Hopefully my youngest son will be home from Singapore for holiday. Haven’t gotten to talk to him for long time and I need to hear his voice.
    Talked to oldest son on Saturday, he’s leaving for KY on Sunday to be with his boys for Christmas. He’s such a wonderful and devoted Father, very proud of him.
    Hoping so much you and yours have wonderful, happy, healthy holidays

  3. Beautiful Melissa! I love it! Thanks for always inspiring me to make something beautiful for my home! You are teaching this old dog new tricks every week and I thank you so much!

  4. Love the wreath, going to try to make some, I have a huge tree. THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. love the wreaths

  6. Hello,
    Can you tell me how long the life span of the leaves (wreath) is?
    I live in Georgia and it stays somewhat warm. I would hate to make this BEAUTIFUL
    and have it die before Christmas.

    Thank you


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