Mrs. Gaines has made the magnolia leaf wreath famous all over the country, but she has also made it pricey by increasing its popularity! Ranging from $40-$140 across the internet I did what any good DIY-er does and set out to make it myself. I was very surprised to find that I could do it for $10 as well!
- 14″ Grapevine Wreath ($4.99 Michaels with 40% of coupon)
- 6′ Magnolia Leaf Garland ($14.99 Hobby Lobby Item number 1071810, bought at 50% off)
- Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
Other optional items:
- Scrap of Burlap Ribbon
- Wood scraps
- Nail gun or staple gun
- Wood glue
- First you will need to remove all the leaves from the garland simply by pulling them off. Then cut the 2 connected stems apart so you have all individual leaves.
- Start by picking a direction you would like your leaves to go in. Start on the back side of the wreath and place the leaves roughly where you feel they should go by sticking them in between the twigs on the grapevine wreath.
- Once the first layer is placed and it sits nicely, go back and hot glue each leaf at the stem to the wreath.
- Continue repeating laying and glueing the leaves for each row. Try to place the next row in between the spaces of the last row. Do this until you feel the wreath is full. I left some of the grapevine wreath showing in the very center. You can also continue to add more rows to cover if you prefer.
Your wreath is complete and ready to grace your home. You can hang like this if you like. Lay on a table with decorative candles in the center. I added a scrap piece of burlap and cut some wood into a square frame to complete the look for my home. I cut all end of equal size wood at 45 degree angle and staple gun the frame together and attached the wreath using a scrap of burlap ribbon I had leftover from another project.
So no sense in spending $100 on one of these you can make for under $10 with a little use from
some coupons! What do you think of the wreath? Show me in the comments how you styled your own.