A magnolia wreath looks amazingly beautiful, especially if you decorate it with blossoms as the gorgeous robust two-toned leaves and the fragrant flowers add a special charm to the home decoration. Perhaps that is one of the main reasons why magnolia decorations are so popular for weddings. However, magnolia wreaths are a great way to decorate your home not only for Spring but for Christmas as well.
How to make a magnolia wreath? There are many tutorials on the internet and depending on your personal preferences you can craft a magnolia leaf wreath, dried magnolia wreath, you can even craft magnolia leaves and blossoms from paper and make a faux magnolia wreath.
How to make a magnolia wreath – delicate and beautiful flower wreaths
Magnolia flowers are very beautiful but magnolia trees require special climate conditions, and the flowers are very delicate, but not durable. Further to that, magnolia wreaths can be expensive to buy and that is why most people prefer magnolia leaf wreaths or faux magnolia wreaths. When you craft a magnolia wreath with artificial flowers, make sure that they are of the highest quality so that they will look as natural as possible. Obviously faux magnolia wreaths will last long and can be used bot outdoors and indoors. Depending on the size of the wreath, it can be hung on the front door, above the fireplace or you can craft small wreaths to decorate the dining table or windowsill.
How to make a fresh magnolia wreath and preserve the leaves?
Those who have a magnolia tree in the backyard can gather the leaves and the wreath will cost almost nothing. When you want to make a magnolia wreath with fresh leaves, it will be a good idea to place the leaves in a container and add a mixture of 1 part glycerin, two parts water. Stir the leaves so that they do not overlap and put a plate or a smaller container so that the leaves are submerged in the mixture. Keep the magnolia leaves in the glycerin mixture for 3-4 days but keep out of direct sunlight. After that pat dry the leaves and you are ready to make your fresh magnolia leaf wreath. Here is a list of the supplies that you will need:
- The base can be a simple straw wreath, weaved branches, or wire any size you want
- Florist wire
- A glue gun
- Fresh or dried Magnolia leaves
Step 1 – Arrange the leaves
Gather 5-6 leaves in a bunch and wrap them with florist wire at the stems. Leave enough of the wire loose as you will need it to secure each bunch to the wreath base.
Step 2 – Attach the leaves bunches to the base
Use the loose wire to secure each bunch to the base. Keep adding bunches close together. Be careful that the leaves are positioned in one and the same direction. Continue until the wreath is covered. If necessary glue the stems to the base. Add a ribbon or embellishments to personalize your wreath. Keep in mind that a fresh magnolia leaf wreath will slowly dry. It will last between 4-6 weeks. Use the same technique if you want to make a magnolia wreath with dry leaves.