Home Decor

Thanks-mas Wreath

Happy Monday, Everyone!

I hope everyone had a lovely and restful weekend! Here in Austin, it has finally cooled down and started to feel like fall (woot woot!).

You may notice some changes with the site. I had my friend, Tyler Schultz, create a logo for Embarque, and I’m so excited about it!

Now, for today’s post… I feel that this time of year is awkward (when it comes to home decor). With two very important holidays right next to one another (Thanksgiving and Christmas), you want to get the most bang for your buck. I thought it would be a great idea to put a staple item in your home that could work for both holidays (so you don’t end up changing your decorations so frequently).

Cue, the wreath!

OKL Magnolia Wreath

I was inspired by this wreath from One King’s Lane.

I looked online and here are some other great magnolia wreaths that may inspire give you some additional idea and inspiration.

Let’s Get Started!

Here’s what you need:

  • 18″ Grapevine Wreath ($2.50 at Hobby Lobby, currently on sale)
  • 2 bushels of Magnolia leaves (only $9 each at Hobby Lobby, On Sale!)
  • Wreath Ties ($2)
  • Wire Cutter
  • Floral Accent, I chose red berries ($2)
  • Gold Metallic Paint ($2)

Directions:

1.) Cut the magnolia bushels into the groupings of three leaves and weave into the grapevine wreath on the outside of the wreath (so the leaves fan out). Use only one bushel for the outside of the wreath.

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2.) Tie leaves with the wreath ties to insure the leaves don’t fall out of the wreath (Yes, the glass of wine helps the creative juices flow (no pun intended) Hehe 😉 )

3.) Complete the circle, and make sure all the leaves are angled the same way

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4.) Use the second bushel of magnolia leaves to fill in the inside of the wreath (and secure with wreath ties)

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5. Weave in your accent pieces that fit your style, and secure with tie

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6. Use your gold metallic paint to add some stylish flair

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7. Turn your wreath over and tie on your ribbon to hang your wreath (I used 2.5′ of ribbon)

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8.) I decided to hang my wreath from a mirror, so I took the mirror, placed a command strip upside down on the back of the mirror to hang my wreath, and VOILA!

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Enjoy!

With Love,

Jenna

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