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I Made a Magnolia Wreath Just Like Joanna’s for Less Than $28!

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I made this DIY Magnolia wreath for less than $30.

Love greenery style wreaths?

I’m such a big fan of the classic looking, simply styled greenery wreaths that are popular in home decor right now. They’re a pretty way to add style and interest to your space and can be enjoyed year-round. One of my absolute favorites is this Signature Magnolia Wreath via Magnolia.com. It’s such a gorgeous statement piece for the front door or anywhere in the home.

Save money when you make a DIY Magnolia Wreath like this Gaines original.

But yikes, that’s a beautiful, but pricey splurge!

With a $108 price tag, it’s a little out of my budget. A friend and co-worker of mine (who may be Collin’s sister, Bryn 😉) owns the actual Signature Magnolia wreath, pictured above on her front door, and my goal was to get a similar look, but for under $30.

This wreath looks like the original, but for 75% less.

I made my own DIY magnolia wreath!

After a trip to Michaels, and a couple hours of my time, I came away with a Fixer Upper inspired faux Magnolia wreath that I’m proud to display in my home! It was pretty straightforward to do and basically consisted of placing each leaf inside a foam wreath form (which was a tad time consuming, I admit). Here’s the method I used…

Note: Because the faux magnolias I found were on sale for $4.95 per bundle, I bought those, the wreath form, and floral tape for less than $28 including tax. Plus, you can use a Michaels coupon to save even more!

Items to make my DIY magnolia wreath: leaves, foam form, hot glue, floral tape.

DIY Magnolia Wreath

Supplies Needed:

Wrap the styrofoam form with florist's tape.

1.) Wrap wreath form using floral tape. This is actually an optional step, but it looks more professional since it’s the same color as leaves.

Prepare the magnolia leaf stems.

2.) Separate and cut individual leaves using wire cutters. Leave a little stem so you can poke it into the foam wreath form.

Poke a hole where leaves will go for better adhesion.

3.) I arranged this wreath by making rows of 3 leaves about every two inches or so, then gluing and sticking the stems inside the wreath. It helps to use a wood skewer or something sharp to first make a hole for the stem.

Hot glue magnolia stems into the holes.

4.) Use hot glue, and insert stem into wreath.

Wrap magnolia stems with tape to secure the ends.

5.) Place 3 leaves in a row, so it covers the wreath form, and then go around the bottom of stems a couple times using floral tape. This will help further secure leaves and will help the leaves lay flat.
Note: I secured the tape using a dot of hot glue at each end.

Continue adding leaves around the edge of the form.

6.) Continue with the same process, overlapping about every 1.5-2 inches depending on how long your leaves are. I decided to have all the darker leaves face up, but create your own look and pattern.

The wreath is almost done.

7.) Keep going! See – here I’m almost done! Whoop!

The finished magnolia wreath looks beautiful both inside and on your front door.

All finished, what do you think?!

Right now, I’m enjoying the wreath in my entryway and love it. Because I took the time to tape down each row of leaves, my wreath feels sturdy, and I’ll be able to enjoy it for years to come! It was a fun and satisfying project and worth the effort!

Magnolia wreath hanging in my entry.

Prefer to not DIY a magnolia wreath?

Ready-made magnolia wreath from Kirkland's.Check out this magnolia wreath I found at Kirkland’s! At just $29.99, it’s a little more affordable compared to the magnolia.com version, and it has great reviews, too!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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Comments 37

  1. Julie

    Beautiful wreath, Lina!! Thank you for an affordable option and really great step-by-step instructions. I just might have to find that Michael’s coupon now…..

  2. Deb

    Lina, how long did it take you to complete?

    • Lina D

      I spent maybe two hours on it total. Keep in mind I’ve never made a wreath like this before. Thanks for asking!

  3. LC

    very cute, Lina!!

    • Lina D

      Thanks so much!

  4. babymair

    Thx Lina, it’s beautiful …!!!!! also the dollar store has the round foam wreaths and the green floral tape ..so that could save even more I know my two boys will love to make this for their aunt..God bless you and keep up the good work.

    • Lina D

      Oh that’s a smart idea! Thanks so much ❤️

  5. alexandra

    Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Thanks so much! ❤️

  6. Belle

    awesome craft idea!! 🙂

    • Lina D

      Thanks Belle!

  7. Cristine

    Kirkland’s has a 30% coupon today on their website. For now less than the cost of the supplies, I can get it already done- Win!

    • Lina D

      Great tip! I ❤️ Kirkland’s!

  8. Susan

    Great job. I love this diy wreath.

    • Lina D

      Thanks Susan!!

  9. Meghan McCleary

    Hey Lina,
    About how many leaves were on the spray? I’m looking to make table runners for my wedding and am trying to figure out about many sprays I would need.

    • Lina D

      I would say 20-30 leaves per bundle and I used two, but had some leaves left over. And I would say my wreath was pretty full. You could get by using less leaves then me. Just depends on look you want. Hope that helps!

      • Meghan

        Thanks so much!

  10. Laura

    I love your wreath! I’ve been looking at them in stores but don’t want to spend NEARLY what they retail for. I may try to make one 😀

    • Lina D

      Awesome! And thanks for the sweet comment!

  11. Ashley

    I just used the code TODAY30 to save 30% off at Kirkland online. It just worked when I brought 2 wreaths!

    • Lina D

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Cat

    Another money saving tip. You can use real magnolia leaves too. Know someone with a tree? Go gather leaves! They dry nicely.

    • Lina D

      Yes! Great idea!

  13. Christie

    I love this tutorial! I also love wreaths but I don’t love the pre-made price tag. You made this look so easy to do! I’m definitely inspired to try this too.

    • Lina D

      Thanks Christie!!

  14. Kuhkies

    Love this!!! Can you ask the person who already has one on their front door how they keep it clean?

  15. Jjaaameyer

    Please tell me the brand and color of your nail polish!!! I absolutely love it!!! 😍

  16. Fairy

    Beautiful wreath. Question- how do you hang the wreath to the front door?

    • Lina D

      You can get a metal wreath hanger for the door or use a hook. Maybe tie a ribbon to the back or loop a ribbon on the back to hang.

  17. Jeannie

    Great job!! I love it!! I never have really looked at these wreaths before but now I want to make one too!
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Lina D

      Thanks Jeannie!

  18. Jen~Jen

    Love this! 😍😍

    • Lina D

      Thanks so much!

  19. Chandra DeVaul

    Honestly, I prefer the DIY version overthe actual Magnolia version. Besides, whyon Earth would anyone pay $108 for a weath is a mystery to me anyway…….jeeeeeez………..lol

    • Lina D

      Ah thanks Chandra!

  20. Kim B

    I have a few magnolia trees. what would I put on the leaves to preserve them. Hate to do the work and for them to die after 3 weeks.

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