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Thursday, May 24, 2012

magnolia leaves - wreath

I had a box of dried magnolia leaves ,  well they dried because I left them in  a basket after Christmas in the garage.   They were so perfectly dried that I thought I should make a wreath for the front door with them.   I painted the leaves a brighter green.   Some of the leaves I painted white with a little shadow of beige.    The center is a piece of pine cone.     I didn't paint the leaves until I finished gluing all of the leaves on a disc of about 8 1/2 inches in diameter,  then I went into the circle about another two inches and glued the second row.   Much better to paint the leaves first before gluing on.  
this is the finished product

this is a little blurry but you can see how I glued the leaves on a circle I cut from foam board

Wished I had painted them first at this point .
I roughly cut a piece of foam core and glued this hanger on
then attached to the back of the disk for hanging

I have some others I will post of other ideas when I finish them.    I sprayed the wreath with acrylic spray when I finished.

I am sharing this post with The Charm of Home


  1. Hi Betsy! Your wreath is just beautiful! What a clever idea. Can't wait to see more!

  2. Very creative, Betsy!
    Sorry, that I not answered on your message in the blog, I was ill.


  3. What a wonderful idea. I love the way this turned out. So beautiful!

  4. You are so creative! You asked below how people come up with such great ideas-I'd say you came up with one all on your own as I never would've thought of making a wreath. It turned out so natural and sophisticated!

  5. Your wreath is fabulous! How creative of you. I have taken a little stroll through your blog and I love all the beautiful homes and lawns. What a lovely area you live in. I am your newest follower. Please accept my warm invitation to visit and hopefully to follow me too. Connie :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I have become a follower. I like your wreath...very pretty and creative! I will return often! Have a wonderful day!


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