Taking a break from the big renovations for a second, here’s an easy DIY magnolia wreath that took just over $10 and about 10 minutes to whip together. This is one of those projects that’s so simple that you almost feel funny posting it, but because I’ve seen alternatives for $100+ for sale online, today is more of a look-for-less kind of project!
This past weekend while shopping around with Paige and our mom for Paige’s new house (will share photos as soon as I’m able to get out there!) I stumbled across a whole stack of garlands that had been marked down on clearance at Kirlands, and the “I could make that for less” thought ran through my brain. Normally this means that I have good intent, but the project never actually happens haha, but this time we pulled it off in record time.
After my Christmas wreath died I’ve been searching for a good winter appropriate replacement until spring decides it would like to show up, and of course the ever popular magnolia version popped into my head. The prices were a bit more than what I wanted to spend, so when this magnolia and pinecone garland popped into my life it said take-me-home.
I pulled out a plain grapevine wreath at home that I’ve used for a few different projects throughout the years that was used as the base.
All I did after that was bend the garland around the wreath and secure it with some wire every few inches.
The garland was slightly longer than the wreath, so wherever it looked bulky from being doubled up, I pulled out a few leaves. Then, using the same wire, I twisted the leaves I had pulled out into any spot that looked a bit bare. I also could have just cut the garland so it was the perfect length to make it even easier, but I liked the more full look by doing it this way.
And just like that, it was done!
Easy peasy, and all for about a tenth of the price of the versions I saw online. I love how it looks on our new door (painted in Benjamin Moore’s Iron Ore) and that our porch is now free from dead Christmas wreaths and set until all this snow melts 🙂
Tell us your thoughts! Should we add more simple DIYs to the blog or stick to the house renovations? I’ve got a few more in mind if so and we’ll be back soon with more kitchen and house progress!