Creations, Magnolia & Cotton Wreath
I’ve been looking at magnolia leaf wreaths and price comparing… whoa, some are really expensive…
Off I went to my favorite Hobby Lobby to see what they had, and I found the perfect faux magnolia leaves
They look and feel so real, and were 50% off. 😊
The leaves were in bunches on a central big stem so I separated them into smaller pieces, 3-4 leaves to a branch
I inserted the ends into the grapevine wreath form, overlapping, all the way around and then went back and filled in gaps
I didn’t even use wire, I was able to secure the leaf stems just by weaving them into the wreath
Next came a little cotton
I spent less than $30 👍
Southern Magnolias [magnolia grandiflora] are native to the southeastern US and are widely recognized as a symbol of hospitality, grace, and Southern strength.
Here’s an interesting fact, Magnolias are one of the first flowering plants known to mankind and have been around longer than bees! Their leaves had to be sturdy because the ancient species were fertilized by beetles, which crawled on them during the process
Clockwise from upper left: original wreath, Waterlogue wreath, Oil Paint effect wreath, Sketch effect wreath
Which one do you like the best?
grapevine wreath, magnolia leaves/Hobby Lobby. HL has their floral stems 50% off every other week. Get their app and check their weekly ad and get coupons on your phone
cotton/Grandin Road several years ago, but I found another source here
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