Making your own wreath is not only fun, but so much more affordable! I decorate with wreaths all over my house, so I would have to buy a lot of them. Plus changing them season to season…that adds up! My favorite wreath that I have made has to be my Magnolia wreath. If you are a fan of the farmhouse style like me, you have been eyeing the wreath from the Magnolia store, but it is around $98! While beautiful, just not in my decor budget.
Wreaths just brighten up any space!
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I have seem cheaper versions of this wreath, but they are smaller and only require one bunch of leaves. For my front door, I wanted a larger wreath. I bought the magnolia leaves at Hobby Lobby when they were 50% off so they were $9 a piece. (I needed two bunches to complete this wreath)
The base of the wreath is a 10′ grapevine wreath that is $4.99 and I used a 40% coupon on it. The one listed below is pretty affordable too if you do not have access to a Hobby Lobby.
In total the wreath cost about $22!
I started by taking some wire cutters and clipping the bottom of the leaves so there were three leaves to one stem. Make sure to leave some length to the stems so you can tuck them in the grapevine and they don’t fall out!
After I cut them I had a pile of leaves and I started constructing the wreath!
Start by putting one stem anywhere in the center of the grapevine wreath. If you leave enough length in the stems you can stick them in the grapevine and not have to do anything else. They will stay in place!
Take one branch at a time and place them so they overlap each other and you cannot see the branches. Each stem will have three leaves so fan the leaves out to “fluff” it up. If you space out the leaves like I did, you will have the exact amount of stems to cover the entire wreath. This is why is is important to buy two bunches of magnolia leaves for this size wreath!
I have tried making this with the foam wreath, but I found it difficult to get the stems in the foam and staying in place. Also when I was done, I could still see the foam from different angles and it looked homemade. I like to make things, but I don’t want them to look like I made it…you know what I mean?!
With the grapevine wreath it still looks pretty from every angle and I don’t mind seeing the branches sticking out.
Here it is completed! *Update: I have had this wreath for over two years and it is still holding together well and in great shape!*
I love leaving this wreath out all year and decorating around it for the seasons! Fall and Christmas are my absolute favorite times to decorate!