DIY Magnolia Wreath

Wow…. life has been hectic. Between trying to sell our first home, find a new one, start a new job, and quite a bit of traveling, open houses every weekend, life has been hectic.  And, Just for the record… No, our home has not sold yet. I don’t recommend putting your house on the market right before Thanksgiving.  The holidays are the WORST time to sell.  Unfortunately, we didn’t have much choice with our timing since I’m relocating for work in just 2 weeks. My husband and I also found exactly where we want to live.  Unfortunately, it’s over our budget. So, we’ve decided to rent for 6-9 months while we save up some more money, so we can live in our dream neighborhood and buy a fixer upper.  In the meantime, our goal is to find a pretty condo with an ocean view. We may have found the place, but we need our home to sell first.  Everyone send us your positive vibes and prayers!!!

Enough about my personal life.  I’m excited to share my last post of 2016 with you! This post is all about Magnolia wreaths.  These bad boys are quite the hype these days, and they are also quite expensive! For Christmas I asked my mom for a magnolia wreath, and to my surprise she got me 2 different ones.  Initially she bought one from Hobby Lobby, and with a 50% off coupon it was only $25! that is a steal! And I’ll tell you what, I LOVE it! the leaves look realistic and they are solid and the wreath is a good size.  See the photo below.  I hung it above my master bed. Sorry for the bad lighting… it got dark here around 4:30 today with all this crazy weather we’e been having.

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He was too cute… Always has to be in my photo shoots…img_6813

The second one was actually handmade, by my mom.  See where I get my DIY/crafting skills from? She spent under $20 for the home made one, also looks realistic, good quality, and the plus side, it’s larger than the remade one from Hobby Lobby.  I also find that it looks like the one from Joanna Gaines and the Magnolia Market. So here’s how she did it.

First, she purchased an 18″grapevine wreath from Hobby Lobby, and used her coupon to get it for half the price.  The trick for the magnolia leaves is to buy the Magnolia garland from Hobby Lobby for 14.99 and use your half off coupon and cut the leaves off.  She only needed two garlands to cover the 18″ grape vine wreath. If you turn a few of the magnolia leaves backwards they have a brown color to them.  She simply hot glued the leaves on the 18″ grapevine wreath and sporadically added a few brown looking leaves (backwards magnolia leaves) to really give it that realistic look.  I love the way it turned out, check it out below.  I love both of the wreaths in my home and how different each of them are! Let me know what you think in the comments below..

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