Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fall Decor: Gold Magnolia Wreath



When it comes to seasonal decorations, I like to keep it pretty simple. This year for fall, I decided to make a wreath and after seeing Britt's fall inspiration from Gus & Lula.

I decided to use magnolia leaves because I liked the shape and thought the thickness of the leaf would hold up well. Since I am using real leaves, I don't plan to keep it past the season, but I hope that it holds up for the next few months.


I gathered some leaves ...


cut a 14" foam floral wreath in half so it will sit flush on the door and I'll have one for Christmas, thanks for the idea Pinterest!


I then poked diagonal holes with a meat thermometer ...


filled with a little craft glue and put the leaves in at an angle. I ended up with about three rows of overlapping leaves.


Once the glue dried (about an hour or two) I sprayed it with Krylon's gold spray paint



I used a 3M hook to mount it to the door, tied ribbon around the wreath fairly tight so that it wouldn't move as much, and attached it to the hook.



Total cost: foam wreath was about $4 (Michaels with 40% coupon) and gold spray paint was also about $4 (Michaels with 40% coupon), leaves were free!

about $8, plus I have the other half of the wreath to use later!

Total time was about an hour or two ...

I'm working on the rest of our porch decor, stop by soon for pics!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Love the end result...can you specify what you tied with the ribbon? I wasn't too clear. Thanks!!

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    1. Hi Irina! I looped ribbon (any will do because it is hidden) through the leaves around the top of the foam wreath and then hung it on a 3M hook. I tied the ribbon fairly snug so that it would stay on the hook, but with enough slack so that the hook fit. Sarah :)

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    2. Got it! Looking forward to Part 2 - using the other half for Christmas :)

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  3. The touch of gold really makes it classic! Great idea. I just may have to copy this one!:)

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  4. Wow this is so pretty!! The magnolia leaves almost look like feathers.

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  5. This is so beautiful! I love how simple it is to make but looks quite expensive.

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  6. I think this is the best wreath I've ever seen. Amazing how something so simple can turn out so beautiful.

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  7. Seriously sweet Sarah. And simple. And chic. I am so addicted to spray painting natural stuff. Every year, branches and pinecones change colors just for me via spray paint..

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  8. so lovely! forwarding to my mom, she'd love this!

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  9. it's beautiful! you did such a great job!

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  10. How beautiful! Just wondering - my daughter is getting married December 14, if we made these this summer for the aisle decor do you think they would still be ok by Dec?

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    1. Hi Brenda! Mine held up well! The leaves get dry and curl slightly, so make sure to protect it from getting bumped :)

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  11. Thank you Sarah! It will really be helpful to make them way ahead of time!

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