Do it yourself

It only took me 3 years.

You guys. I am obsessed with this magnolia wreath I just made. After 3+ years of doing little short of nothing in our master bedroom decor-wise, I finally got my rear in gear.

I sold all of our bedroom furniture and am starting fresh. I have done a few things (I will share those with you later) in the room and this wreath has to be one of my most favorite DIY projects.

The magnolia wreaths I found online were close to $100 so of course this was a no brainer that I would either be a) going without or b) making my own.

I scoured the web for magnolia wreath making and ended up with a hodgepodge of ideas to try out. Here’s what I ended up doing:

I purchased a foam wreath (using a 40% off coupon), floral tape, and two magnolia branches (floral is 50% off right now) at Hobby Lobby. The grand total? $26. Boom.

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Look how much better the wreath looks with floral tape on it. It makes quite the difference, don’t you think?

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The wreath all taped up (that tape is way sticky…didn’t know that, but then again, it is tape…)

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I thought I was going to need wire cutters to cut the leaves off the branches…

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But look! They just pop off.

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And you end up with a nice pile of leaves.

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I then used a screwdriver to punch holes in the wreath so I could just slip the stems right into the hole.

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I messed up a few times on the spacing of the holes so I just put new floral tape over the bad holes and re punched…good as new! My pattern for hole punching was to move a couple inches to the right, punch three holes (that were just shy of being in neat row), adjust if necessary and repeat.

I love how it turned out! What is your favorite DIY project?

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