Hi there! Happy Wednesday. Today is a GREAT day because both boys are in school for the first time in 11 days AND my bestie is having a baby girl as we speak. Talk about a great day for a great day!!
Tomorrow is officially December and we are busy decking our halls around here. If you missed Part 1 of the "Blue Christmas" home tour, we strolled through the foyer with lots of blue goodness. I will be back next week with more rooms in the house but today I am going to share a tutorial for a DIY Metallic Magnolia Wreath. I originally shared this DIY Magnolia Wreath tutorial two years ago and it has remained one my most pinned projects. But today's version has a fun Metallic and Blue twist. Because if it's going to be a Blue Christmas, I am going all in!
The original version of this wreath costs exactly $1 and takes about 15 minutes to make. Now, unless you hoard spray paint (#guilty) this Metallic and Blue version will cost you more since it requires you painting the leaves various metallic and blue colors with spray paint. Of course, I am a spray paint fool so I had all of these on hand. I know, someone needs to commit me. I mean, who has three different colors of blue spray paint on hand?!?! #navyismylovelanguage
If you have access to Magnolia tree leaves and would like to make your own wreath, I have a step by step tutorial below. If you don't have access to a Magnolia tree, you could use this same Dollar Tree wreath form and steps below to stick cypress clippings, boxwoods, holly, etc to still make a fun inexpensive wreath. I think anything would work!
DIY MAGNOLIA WREATH TUTORIAL
TOOLS & MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS DIY MAGNOLIA WREATH PROJECT:
STEPS TO FOLLOW FOR THIS DIY MAGNOLIA WREATH PROJECT:
Collect your wreath form and Magnolia Leaves. For mine, believe it or not, I have between 80-90 leaves. And sorry if you live near me, because I did buy every single foam wreath form in stock from the Dollar Tree when I went.
Then start adding them to the wreath form. I try to stay pretty symmetrical as I build out the leaves. I also start with the biggest ones in the back and save the smaller ones for the front and filler.
Paint a portion of your leaves the various metallic and blue colors. It took me one light coat and they dried super fast.
Keep adding layers of the Magnolia Leaves to the wreath form. If you have any issues poking the Magnolia Leaves, cut the stems at a slant so you can stick them in the foam foam easier. I added some cypress clippings into this one. There is no science or wrong way to make these!
Keep adding layers until the foam is completely covered. I like to stick a couple right in the center to finish it off.
Once the foam is covered, you are done!
Enjoy your DIY Magnolia Wreath!
For the original $1- 15 Minute Magnolia Wreath tutorial, click here: