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Monday, December 3, 2012

DIY: Magnolia Wreath

Magnolia trees are a dime a dozen around here in Charlotte. We don't have one in our yard...but our neighbors do ;) SHHHH, don't tell, but I snuck over there and borrowed (ok stole) some leaves off their three to make us an oh so pretty Magnolia Wreath.
Here's what I used...a wire wreath template and green floral wire both from Michaels.
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and some leaves of course...
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There are some turtorials online that use foam wreaths and I might try that next time in order to make the wreath fluffier looking but what I used did the trick too...
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And just start outside in tieing leafs on the wire template. I must say this was more time consuming that i would have liked, a few hours all combined.
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But I'd say the end product was well worth it! IMG_3575 IMG_3576 IMG_3577 Jakey wanted to help but I wouldnt let him...so he gave me his best "puppy dog face" IMG_3533 HEY! Write it down, record the date, I did a post that wasn't about the baby :) Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

  1. Love it! Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. You are too funny! Great job on the wreath! I wanted to make one for fall, and ran out of time. Next year for sure! (and I might enlist your help)

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  3. Frannnnnddddddd..... you're kidding me right?!?! Super woman... how did you find time to make this #1? AND #2, I'm in love! Love the layers! So perfect for the front door! Lastly #3, I can picture you "borrowing" leaves (sneakily) from the neighbors yard. hahah! I still have my wreaths up from 3 (????) years ago that you made. Everything I take them out of the box I think of you and they are in PERFECT condition.

    ps... Hi Jakey!

    pss... More DIY posts please!

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  4. Wow! That wreath looks great, Mel! Job well done!

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  5. This turned out beautiful honey! I love magnolia leaves. You did such an awesome job.

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  6. This is fantastic! Would you steal some more leaves and make me one?

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