We have a couple Magnolia Trees in our yard. As much as I despise those dang waxy leaves in my grass, I sure do love them using them in my home!
For this simple wreath, all you need is a foam wreath form, from you guessed it, apparently my favorite place these days... The Dollar Tree! *if you can't find at the Dollar Tree, here is a similar option from Amazon.
Funny how this wreath actually cost me $28 because I brought my 3 year old to the Dollar Tree with me. Note to self, go alone!
But the good news is that same 3 year old helped me pick the leaves, hey, he's gotta earn his keep!OK, are you ready for this super intense tutorial? Step 1: Collect your magnolia leaves. Try to leave the stem as long as possible because that is what you use to insert the leaves into the foam. Step 2: Insert those leaves into the foam wreath form. Seriously. It's that easy. You just start sticking the leaves right into the foam. The hardest part is collecting the leaves! Here is what it looked like after inserting one row of leaves.
Now, you may be surprised at how many of your leaves you already used! It looked like a lot when you had them stacked, but trust me. You will need more than you think!Here it is with the second row of leaves.
When cutting your leaves off the tree, as soon as you think you have enough, go ahead and cut 20 more. Because you will need them!Here it is with the third row of leaves. Running low on leaves? Go ahead, get some more...
I will wait while you go get more leaves...
You are done when it feels finished. There is no science to it. I did end up sticking a few leaves on the inside to fill it in, but only a few did the trick. If all of the green foam is covered, consider it done!