Magnolia wreaths have become increasingly popular with the rise of the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper. I've been admiring the trademark Magnolia Wreath from Joanna Gaines's Magnolia Market for awhile now, but just haven't been able to get past the $95 price tag. Oh, and don't forget shipping! Cheap...frugal...thrifty...call it what you'd like. This stay at home mama with three kids is not about to plop down $100 on a wreath--no matter how gorgeous it is.
these talented ladies, I decided to do just that. And the best part is I did it for under $15. Keep reading to see how to easily make your own Magnolia wreath in less than 10 minutes...
How To Make A Faux Magnolia Wreath
- Grapevine wreath (I got a 20-inch wreath for about $4 at Walmart.)
- 1-Faux Magnolia leaf branch (I got mine 50% off at Hobby Lobby making it only $8.99!)
- Hot glue gun
- Gather your supplies. Plug up the hot glue gun and allow it to start heating while you're preparing the leaves.
- Remove all of the Magnolia leaves from the branch. The leaves pulled off so easily from the branch I had purchased at Hobby Lobby. This particular Magnolia branch was marked $17.99 but was on sale for 50%. If you happen to shop at a time when it's not on sale, just use one of their 40% off coupons.
- Place the leaves around the wreath just to get an idea of what look you're going for. One branch of leaves was enough to completely cover the front of my 20-inch wreath. I positioned mine in a way that the stems didn't show.
- Once you have an idea of where you'd like to place the leaves, use hot glue to adhere them to the wreath. Tip: Vary the angle and placement of the leaves to get a more natural look. Apply additional glue to any leaves that aren't laying flat or don't feel secure.
- Now your wreath is ready to hang. To avoid putting a nail through my tobacco basket, I tied it to one of the slats with jute twine. Your wreath could be hung and enjoyed anywhere though.
- Large tobacco basket:a vintage find given by a friend after I hemmed a dress for her! Wasn't that sweet of her?!
- Small tobacco basket: Decor Steals
- Candle holders: I'm sure there's a better name for those. These were old, red and gold ones that I had stashed away. After sanding and cleaning them off, I sprayed them down with white spray paint. That's my go-to hack for anything I don't like anymore--just paint it white.
- White pitcher, white pot, and plant: IKEA
- Orbs: Target
- Books: antique stores
What do you think? Are you up for making your own? Where would you hang yours--on a window, door, wall, or mantle?