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How to Make a Magnolia Wreath in Just a Few Simple Steps


Hey Everyone! I am so excited to share this DIY project with you! I’d like to show you how to make a beautiful magnolia wreath in just a few steps. It’s super simple and looks like you paid at least $100 for it. I’m going to lay the process out for you step by step.

Supplies you will need:

Hot glue gun (optional-I’ll tell you why below)

Grapevine wreath (I purchased mine here)

Faux Magnolia leaf bunches – I used approximately 2 (I purchased mine here)

A covered workspace (because it could get a little messy)

First, you’ll need to plug in your hot glue gun and let it heat up. I said in the supplies list that it’s optional, because it is! If you’re planning on hanging this wreath outdoors, I would definitely recommend hot gluing it. But if it’s going to be inside, it’s not a necessity. The stem on the leaves are hardy enough that when you stick them in the grapevine, they’re not going anywhere! (unless you decide to turn the wreath upside down and shake it of course, but why would you do that?!)

Grab those Magnolia leaf bunches!

manolia leaves bunch ourvintagehaven.com

Next, while the glue gun is heating up, you’ll need to pull all of the leaves off of the Magnolia bunches. They’re pretty easy to get off. Once you’ve done that, put them all together in one pile.

magnolia leaves ourvintagehaven.com


Next, grab your grapevine wreath. And now…here comes the fun, doot-n-doo-doo. (You know like the song, “here comes the sun”?lol..)

grapevine wreath ourvintagehaven.com


If you’re using the hot glue gun, please be careful not to burn yourself! I’m convinced I have no more fingerprints after years of getting in fights with hot glue guns. Don’t make that mistake!

You will now grab a leaf and stick it into the wreath. (If you’re using hot glue, you will put a dab on the leaf stem before sticking it into the wreath.

making magnoila wreath ourvintagehaven.com


Now, continue this process until you’ve gone all the way around the wreath. I like to switch off between small and large leaves. And you also want to make sure they’re all turning in the same direction.

moagnolia leaves wreath ourvintagehaven.com

magnolia leaves wreath ourvintagehaven.com

Step back and make sure there are no gaps or holes, and if so, by all means, fill those babies in!

magnolia wreath ourvintagehaven.com

Now it’s time to style your wreath! There are so many possibilities! So be creative!  If you remember, I’ve used my wreath in my living room.  Go see how it helps to tie the room together in my post, Come On In.

buffet wreath magnolia ourvintagehaven.com

magnolia wreath buffet ourvintagehaven.com

I chose to use a grapevine wreath because, in the end, you’re using less leaves which means less money! Some people use the wire wreath forms (you can get these here) or the florist foam (which you can purchase here). But in order to fully cover those, it takes a lot, and I mean A LOT, of leaves; and that can get pricey! In my opinion, a grapevine wreath is really pretty all by itself, so once you add some Magnolia leaves on there, it’s really going to stand out! And the nice thing is, you still want some of the grapevine to show, so don’t worry about covering every tiny nook and cranny.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this simply DIY project! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, email me or contact me through social media! Also, I’d love to see some of your wreaths! So, if you get a chance, post a pic on social media and tag me in it!


1 thought on “How to Make a Magnolia Wreath in Just a Few Simple Steps

  1. Bailey, this is a great post!!! Making my own magnolia wreath is now definitely on my to do list especially since I now know how easy it can be done. Thanks for sharing your amazing tips!!!

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