I can’t wait to share this fun wreath project with you, but first things first. How are you? You doin’ okay? I truly hope so.
I hope you had a great weekend. Weekends can go just right or miserably wrong can’t they? I ALMOST had a miserably wrong weekend (blue lights flashing in my rearview) but it turned out fine–thank you officer Harrison. Don’t you love speed limits that are lower than your car idles? Yeah, me too.
After my brush with the law, we were busy. But not the tedious kind of busy. It was a weekend of knock-out-the-punch-list-that-has-been-driving-you-crazy kind of busy. Those are so refreshing.
Enough of that. Here is the real reason you are here.
I absolutely adore just about anything that JoAnna Gaines does (except for that round blue rug in the breakfast nook this season) and her magnolia wreath was something I had been eyeing. But with a price tag of $95 each, I knew my front doors would never get that chance.
I was walking through JoAnn’s a few weeks back and noticed a garland of magnoila leaves. They were 30% off so I passed, thinking that I would come back armed with a 40% coupon after these came back to full price–with a grin on my face. Only, they were gone and didn’t return. whomp whomp.
Then last week, they magically appeared and were again 30% off. Well I learned my lesson and snatched them up and held them close like they were the last piece of a birthday cake. Now, you understand, don’t you…
The leaves are a thick rubbery plastic material and are all wired. So they will withstand the elements outside and I can manipulate them to form a circle.
I used one of my 37 rolls of floral wire (seriously, why do I buy a new one every time I need wire?). This is a small gauge wire and is easy enough to cut with wire snips. Please for the love of all things crafty, don’t use your fabric scissors. Oh my stars.
I cut 3 lengths of wire. Obviously I didn’t measure.
Then secured the ends of the garland together where the leaves would meet up.
I’m pretty impressed with this beauty.
The leaves look so real, even the veins are there. Way to go JoAnn’s.
Since I have glass inserts in my doors, I hung these up with suction cup hangers. These seem to hold on better than anything else I have tried. We get full on western exposure, so these doors really heat up and the command strips just couldn’t handle the temps.
There you have it!
I hope you try these out for yourself.
But drive slowly on your way to the craft store…
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