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simple faux magnolia wreath craft

Are you loving simple faux greenery wreaths?

I love to add interest and style to my home decor using some faux greenery elements, as it’s a popular trend right now. I love that you can enjoy them year round and that they don’t require really any maintenance. One of my absolute favorites is this Signature Magnolia Wreath via Magnolia.com. It’s such a gorgeous statement piece for the front door or anywhere in the home.

Magnolia wreath on a front door

Magnolia is a tad on the pricey side, though!

With a $98 price tag, it’s a little out of my budget. A friend and co-worker of mine (who may be Collin’s sister, Bryn 😉) owns the actual Signature Magnolia wreath, pictured above on her front door. My goal: to get a similar look for under $30.

faux magnolia wreath on a front door

Try making your own DIY magnolia wreath!

After a trip to Michaels and a couple hours of my time, I came away with a Fixer Upper inspired faux Magnolia wreath that I’m proud to display in my home! It was pretty straightforward to do and basically consisted of placing each leaf inside a foam wreath form (which was a tad time consuming, I admit).

Here’s the method I used:

Hip Tip: Because the faux magnolias I found were on sale for under $5 per bundle, I bought those, the wreath form, and floral tape for less than $28 including tax. Plus, you can use a Michaels coupon to save even more!

items needed to make the faux Magnolia wreaths

Just in case you’re curious about the exact supplies that were used for my wreath, I started this project by picking up some faux magnolia leaves (I bought 2 of these bundles in-store at Michaels), a 14-inch wreath form, and floral tape.


DIY Magnolia Wreath

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Supplies Needed

  • faux magnolia leaves
  • 14-inch wreath form
  • floral tape
  • hot glue sticks and glue gun

Directions

1

Wrap wreath form using floral tape. This is actually an optional step, but it looks more professional since it’s the same color as leaves.

2

Separate and cut individual leaves using wire cutters. Leave a little stem so you can poke it into the foam wreath form.

3

I arranged this wreath by making rows of 3 leaves about every two inches or so, then gluing and sticking the stems inside the wreath. It helps to use a wood skewer or something sharp to first make a hole for the stem.

4

Use hot glue, and insert stem into wreath.

5

Place 3 leaves in a row, so it covers the wreath form, and then go around the bottom of stems a couple times using floral tape. This will help further secure leaves and will help the leaves lay flat.

 

Note: I secured the tape using a dot of hot glue at each end.

6

Continue with the same process, overlapping about every 1.5-2 inches, depending on how long your leaves are. I decided to have all the darker leaves face up, but create your own look and pattern.

7

Keep going! See – here I’m almost done!


Magnolia wreath hanging on the wall

Here it is, all finished! What do you think?!

Right now, I’m enjoying the wreath in my entryway, and I love it. Because I took the time to tape down each row of leaves, my wreath feels sturdy, and I’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come! It was a fun and satisfying project and worth the effort!


Lina (lina@hip2behome.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.

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  1. Angie (Sweet Sidekick)

    Love this!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw thanks so much Angie!

  2. Amber

    When I saw the Magnolia wreath I was wondering if maybe you could use a spray paint or frost or metallic green or something to give a little more oomph to the Michael’s leaves, which all look the same dark green color? If you were going to spray the leaves, what would you use? Thanks!

    • Lina D

      Yes I think you could use spray paint I’ve tried that before and it works great. Rustoleum is a good one to consider.

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