As seen in Better Homes & Gardens, our crepe paper magnolia leaf garland is a gorgeous DIY accessory for dressing up your home this winter season. Craft along with our straightforward photo tutorial to make this masterpiece today! A beautiful accent for a mantel, window or doorway, or even a Holiday tree. Happy crafting…
Tools & Materials
- Scissors or Cricut Maker
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- Wire Cutters
- Heavy Floristic Crepe Paper in White
- Foam Ball – 1.5”
- Copper Wire – 20-gauge
- Cotton Cord
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut out the leaves according to the template notes using scissors.
- Glue two leaf halves together with the grain facing in opposite directions so the grain comes to a point in the middle.
- Wrap the copper wire around the foam ball about ten to fifteen time. Cut with the wire cutters.
- Remove the foam ball from the middle and reshape the wire into a ball shape.
- Cut seven feet of cotton cord and begin gluing the leaves on about eight inches down the cord. Layer the leaves so they all face the same direction.
- Continue gluing the leaves onto the cord. Leave about eight inches of cord on each end for hanging.
- Create volume by pulling back some of the leaves, then place your wire balls in the garland by sticking one end of the wire ball through a leaf.
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