Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Our line of floristic crepe includes three beautiful shades of green, and we used the two darker shades Juniper  and Evergreen for this magnolia leaf wreath. You could also add in Spearmint or Gold Satin and Silver Bells crepe paper from our Winter Garden Collection. Just an idea—but we think those colors would make great accents for this wreath!

Once you decide on your crepe paper colors, you can choose your metallic papers. We used two greens from our Lia Griffith Frosted Craft Paper – Conifer Pack, and some beautiful metallic golds  from our Lia Griffith’s Favorite Frosted Gold Paper Pack Copper and Antique Gold. The only other material you will need is a wreath form, which you can find in our online store.

When you’re ready to start this project, print our SVG file or PDF template below. If you are cutting by hand, you can either print the colored leaves onto regular copy paper or print the leaf outlines directly onto the metallic paper and trim from there. 

How to Assemble Your Magnolia Leaf Wreath

After cutting your leaves, you can start assembling them onto your wreath form using a low-temp hot glue gun. We used about 10 leaves in each paper, but this will depend on the size of your wreath form. Wreath forms come in a selection of sizes, but we usually use FloraCraft’s 12-inch forms.

Our best advice for adding your leaves is to have all the leaves moving in the same direction around the wreath. This will make the assortment look appealingly abundant, random, and natural. You can even add a crepe paper magnolia or two to your wreath if you would like! 

You can craft this magnolia leaf wreath anytime. But we love it for Christmas because it combines holiday greens with warm metallics. For more holiday project ideas using foam from our friends at FloraCraft, take a look at their 2016 Holiday DIY Guide. Browse our Christmas section for more holiday décor ideas, and then head over to our membership page to start downloading our patterns and tutorials. Enjoy! ~ Lia and team 

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