How to Make a Crepe Paper Magnolia Wreath

Fall is here! Welcome guests into your home with a colorful DIY crepe paper magnolia wreath. The steps are simple and the outcome is simply stunning.

crepe paper magnolia wreath finished

Glue additional festive flourishes

Gently pull up the leaves and glue downfall festive flourishes evenly spaced around the wreath to complete the look. Tip: Get creative with this, go outside and collect mini pine cones, acorns, or even branches.

Photo by: Crafty Lumberjacks

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Traditional magnolia wreaths are a staple of the season, but can be expensive. Create a colorful and festive crepe paper magnolia wreath to welcome in the fall. Customize the colors to perfectly fit your style to greet your guests.

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Material + Supplies

  • crepe paper (gold, orange and magenta)
  • wreath ring
  • spray adhesive
  • card stock and pencil
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • faux pinecones and acorns
crepe paper magnolia wreath materials

Materials

Gold Floral Crepe Paper Orange Floral Crepe Paper Magenta Floral Crepe Paper Wreath Ring Spray Adhesive Cardstock and Pencil Scissors Hot Glue Faux Pinecones & Acorns

Photo by: Crafty Lumberjacks

Crafty Lumberjacks

Double Up the Crepe Paper

Create a thicker and multicolored piece of crepe paper by gluing two pieces of different colored crepe paper together. Place a piece of crepe paper on a tarp with the grain going horizontally. Lightly spray the piece with spray adhesive and place another piece of crepe paper on top of it with the grain going vertically. Gluing the two pieces of crepe paper in different directions will strengthen the crepe paper.

double up crepe paper

Double up the crepe paper

Create a thicker and multicolored piece of crepe paper by gluing two pieces of different colored crepe paper together. Place a piece of crepe paper on a tarp with the grain going horizontally. Lightly spray the piece with spray adhesive and place another piece of crepe paper on top of it with the grain going vertically. Gluing the two pieces of crepe paper in different directions will strengthen the crepe paper.

Photo by: Crafty Lumberjacks

Crafty Lumberjacks

Trace and Cut Out the Leaves

Fold a piece of card stock in half and draw half an almond or football shape along the folded edge. Cut out the drawn line and unfold to reveal the magnolia leaf template. Tip: Feeling shy about your drawing skills? Print out free clip art to use as a template.

Trace the leaf template onto the crepe paper and cut out each leaf (Image 1 + 2). Be sure to be strategic when tracing so that you get as many leaves as possible (Image 3).

Glue the Leaves to the Wreath Ring

Add a little hot glue to the bottom of each leaf and carefully layer and place the leaves around the wreath ring with the leaves going in the same direction for a continuous flow (Image 1 + 2). Tip: Alternate colors while working for an organic and colorful look.

Glue Additional Festive Flourishes

Gently pull up the leaves and glue down other fall festive flourishes (Image 1), evenly spaced around the wreath to complete the look. Tip: Get creative with this: go outside and collect mini pinecones, acorns or even branches.

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