Magnolia blooms are known for their huge, outstretched petals. And their large leaves are just as inviting and gorgeous. We have noticed a number of our favorite websites showcasing magnolia wreaths for the holidays (check out Terrain’s beautiful version), so we were inspired to create a DIY version that someone at any crafting level could accomplish! Plus, it never hurts to try out a more cost-effective option. Our magnolia leaf wreath incorporates a combination of floristic crepe and metallic text weight paper to create texture, depth, and a glossy sheen with a color scheme fit for the holidays.
A Fun & Festive Wreath
Our line of floristic crepe includes three new shades of green, and we used the two darker shades (Pistachio and Pine) 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 a mix of Fairway, Botanic, Copper and Antique Gold from our favorite source, PaperPapers. The only other material you will need is a wreath form, which you can find at your local craft store. We used a Floracraft® Make It:Fun® foam wreath as our base.
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
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
The SVG download only seems to have the magnolia leaf pattern, not the crepe leaf pattern. It looks like a version of the salal leaf from the master class, just sized up several notches. Could we get the other file as an SVG or the percentages to scale up the salal leaf, for those who have the pattern from the master class?
Hi Carrie! This is an older project that was made before the Cricut Maker (rotary blade) so I just updated the SVG to include the crepe shape. Thanks for pointing it out so we could include them! 🙂
How do you get the creases on the leaves?
You can use a scoring tool if using a cutting machine, or a bone folder or edge of scissors 🙂
Thank you. <3
I’d been impressed by this wreath ever since it first was posted. Finally made mine using about 10 different papers – scrapbooking, wallpaper, etc. in various shades & patterns of sage green. It will be a perfect year-round accent piece. A great decorating basic!
That sounds gorgeous Abi! Share a photo of it on our Facebook page.
The papers you are recommending are 81# text. How would 107# card stock work on this project?
Yes, I recommend text weight paper for practically all my flowers. Cardstock just doesn’t bend and curl as nicely, and it’s harder to work with!
About how many sheets of paper are needed for the 12″ wreath?
I cut 2 sheets of leaves for each color and had plenty of leftovers 🙂
i am a member who is having downloading instructions.
Hi Gloria, if you’re having trouble downloading please send an email to email@example.com and we’ll look into your membership.