The Life of Jennifer Dawn: DIY: Magnolia Wreath (for less than $15)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

DIY: Magnolia Wreath (for less than $15)

Magnolia wreaths are a simply gorgeous addition to any home decor. Being from the South, I've long been a fan of those large, dark leaves from the majestic Magnolia trees indigenous to the area. The foliage is perfect for creating a wreath that is simple but also impactful in a space.

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! 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.
What's the solution to getting a Magnolia wreath on a small budget? Why, make your own, of course! Inspired by 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
  1. Gather your supplies. Plug up the hot glue gun and allow it to start heating while you're preparing the leaves.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

And just in case you're wondering where all of the pieces pictured came from, here's the rundown...

  • 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?

 Happy DIY-ing!
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*Disclosure: One or more affiliate links have been included to help guide you to the products used in making this project.


  1. This is so pretty. I love the simplistic look of the Magnolia leaf. I actually have a DIY Magnolia wreath tutorial I've been working on over the weekend. I made it out of paper and I can't wait to link it to your link party soon (along with my autumn gallery wall maybe)!

    Kate | The Organized Dream

  2. Beautiful! I too am a huge fan of the magnolia market wreath, but I don't have the extra money to buy it. Thanks for this tutorial.

  3. This is a great idea and less expensive then the magnolia market wreath. Awesome! I would love it if you would share this awesome project at a link party I am co-hosting. I hope to see you there. Have a great week.

  4. Oh wow!! I love this wreath and can't wait to try and make my own!!! I have wanted one forever but not at 95 bucks a pop!! LoL!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

  5. I have been wanting a Magnolia wreath but they are so dang pricey, this is such a great alternative, your DIY version looks great! Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello BFF party!

  6. Such an easy and pretty idea. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight Party @DearCreatives Pinned & shared.


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