Easy way to make your own magnolia garland using fake flowers
Who knew a 7 foot piece of grapevine wire with faux greenery attached to it could intimidate the living poo out of me…but it did. I will admit it…garland scared me. Not the actual garland itself but the thought of making it.
After all, I did (accidentally) destroy two wreaths and those are just little circles. But then one day a friend on Instagram posted a picture of her beautiful magnolia garland that she made herself (with real magnolia).
That’s all it took to convince me that I had to make one, at least try to make one. Since I live in Ohio and have no Magnolia trees anywhere near me, I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up some faux stems and a few other things…
Supplies needed to make your own magnolia leaf garland
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- Real or faux greenery of your choice. I went with faux magnolia and eucalyptus. I purchased both of mine at Hobby Lobby. I bought their faux magnolia bushes and their faux eucalyptus bundles. Take advantage of their half off sales (they happen every other week). This greenery is a great bang for your buck when half off.
- Floral Wire
- Grapevine Wire
- Wire Cutters
Making this garland was actually pretty easy…too easy in fact. I didn’t take a ton of pics because I really thought this was going to be a complete Pinterest fail…and it was not.
Since I was using the magnolia bushes from Hobby Lobby, I used my wire cutter to cut off each stem. Each stem should have 3 magnolia leaves to them.
I then used my floral wire to attach each magnolia stem to the grapevine wire.
After about 3 or 4 magnolia stems, I added in a eucalyptus stem.
I did this until I had a seven feet of garland.
Before I knew it, I was done. Fine yourself a great show on Netflix and this project goes by even quicker. It was so easy and it turned out better than I anticipated. I have every intention of using this garland year round too by adding in some seasonal decor…
I added some mini pumpkins for fall.
Those little pumpkins are so cute too. I found them at Hobby Lobby in the fall section by the dried fall flowers. Do you know that it took me 5 years to figure out Hobby Lobby has dried eucalyptus stems?? These little pumpkins come on a long stick. I cut the stick and attached the pumpkin to my garland. Since these pumpkins were a little heavier I used floral stems I had on hand since they are thicker to wrap around the pumpkin stem.
I have a feeling this might get draped over my front door too.
You can see what I have planned for my fall front porch here.
Or on your dining room table for the holidays (or year round)…
Mine currently resides in my office right now…as well as my dog who is sleeping in her favorite spot 🙂
The possibilities are endless with this garland…and to think I was afraid of it.
Not the DIY type? Don’t fret, you can find great faux magnolia leaf garland online. (And don’t forget, it would be so easy to add seasonal decor to already made garland.)
- BD Crafts Artificial Magnolia Leaf Garland 6ft Long
- 5 Foot Long Magnolia Leaf Garland Green, Brown, Gold Faux Silk Magnolia Leaves
- Birch Lane Faux Magnolia Leaf Garland
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