How-to: DIY Painted Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Turn magnolia leaves into cool door decor with this project from HGTV Magazine.

diy magnolia leaf wreath

DIY Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Try this festive DIY project from HGTV Magazine.

Photo by: David A. Land (Styled by Elizabeth Demos)

David A. Land (Styled by Elizabeth Demos)

For this colorful wreath, use fresh leaves snipped from a magnolia tree. No tree nearby? You can purchase dried, preserved magnolia leaves at a crafts store or online. A 2-pound box, containing about 150 to 175 leaves, from curiouscountrycreations.com costs around $40. 

Materials Needed

  • magnolia leaves (about 36 leaves)
  • newspaper
  • 18-inch wire wreath frame
  • spray paint, 6 different colors
  • hot glue/hot-glue gun
  • wreath-hanging loop

Instructions

1. Spread out the leaves on newspaper in a well-ventilated area. You’ll need about 36 leaves total to cover an 18-inch wire wreath frame. Spray-paint six leaves one color. (We started with Satin Island Splash by Krylon.) Continue spray-painting the leaves in batches of six using five additional colors. (We used Gloss True Blue, Gloss Ivy Leaf, Gloss Bright Idea, Gloss Bauhaus Gold, and Gloss Pumpkin Orange, all by Krylon.) Let dry.

2. Starting at the top center of a wire wreath frame, secure a leaf to the frame using a hot-glue gun. Continuing counterclockwise, affix the remaining leaves to the frame, overlapping them slightly and varying the colors.

3. Attach a hanging loop to the back of the wreath frame using a hot-glue gun.   

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