If you are a DIYer, like myself, you are usually doing it yourself for one of two reasons.
- You can do it cheaper
- You want to make something EXACTLY how you want it (can’t find the picture in your head somewhere in a store)
Normally I lean towards number two. But today .. this DIY is soley because I did not want to spend $150 on a magnolia wreath.
I was wandering through the aisles of Hobby Lobby one day (as one does) and I came across this BEAUTIFUL wreath. Normally I’m not really even a wreath person but I just loved it. Then I looked at the price. $149.99. FOR REAL. Even with the 40% off coupon that is way too much money for a wreath. (when I searched for it online all holiday items were 50% off – even still it was $80)
Upon further review, I figured I could make this wreath. Not only could I make it for less, I could make it with items right there in Hobby Lobby! So I went shopping.
What you’ll need:
- one grapevine wreath 18 inch
- three bundles of these Magnolia leave bouquets
- two stems of these Cream Heather Spray (I found these at walmart)
- gluegun (possibly)
Start by plucking all the leaves off the bundles. I was pleasantly surprised while doing this to find out they all came off with a piece of wire attached – the perfect length to stick into the grapevine wreath. It made this DIY so much easier. If they did not have this I was going to use a glue gun to attach them.
I started with the green leaves, placing them all in the same direction, dispersed evenly around the entire wreath. For the most part I just worked the wire piece through the grapevine, however if any part stuck out the back I just bent it over and in.
After all the green was placed I started tucking the brown/dark red leaves sporatically around the wreath – trying to maintain an even amount throughout.
Lastly, I plucked the little white wispy flowers off the stems and tucked those in. I went for “less is more” on these ones.
At this point I loved the way mine looked so I stopped there. The original wreath had some twig like pieces too – which ARE on the magnolia leaf bouquets so you can add them. I just chose not to.
There you have it. Original Wreath: $149.99. Mine: $33.90