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How to Create a Magnolia Inspired Wreath!

July 26, 2021 109 Comments

Magnolias have become more and more popular to use in home decor items over the years (I wonder if a certain Texan design superstar had a hand in their popularity?!). With summer in full swing and our ever growing selection of wood flowers and greenery...I had to try my hand at a magnolia inspired grapevine wreath!

Choose Your Greenery and Filler!

For this project, I started with an 18" grapevine wreath and our magnolia leaf greenery. They are larger leaves so I would recommend an 18" or larger wreath base. I also grabbed a few neutral greens and our blush eucalyptus for a beautiful pop of color!

Prep and Add Your Greenery!

Since grapevine wreaths are intertwined and wrapped branches, they are fantastic for adding greenery stems! There are lots of nooks and spaces to snuggle the greenery pieces in but you want to make sure they aren't too large. With the magnolia leaves being especially large, I cut down each branch into 3 leaf segments. Once these were ready, I hot glued them directly into the grapevine wreath, making sure all of the leaves were facing the same direction.

Finish Your Greenery Base!

Once the magnolia leaves were all on, I added dusty miller and blush eucalyptus to the wreath. I alternated the stems so some were facing the outer edge of the wreath while others were facing inward. Again, I used hot glue to secure them in place.

Paint Your Magnolias!

For these magnolias, I used our Charleston wood flower (sidenote - Charlestons are so incredibly versatile and can be used to mimic hellebores, poppies, etc.!). To create them, I first sprayed the flower with a water/glycerin mix (about 8 parts water to 1 part glycerin) and then gently pulled the outer petals open. Once the flower is open, dab some yellow paint in the center with a paint brush!

Add Your Magnolias!

As the magnolias will be our largest flowers, I wanted to place them first. Once I was happy with their spots, I hot glued them directly onto the greenery base we had created.

Add Additional Flowers!

I also added 5 La Fleurs to the wreath and glued them in place!

Paint Your Magnolia Buds!

Our sola branches are an amazing way to create magnolia buds! First, I sprayed the flowers on the branch with a water/glycerin mixture. You want the flower itself to be damp when you add the paint to the bottom of the bud so you can use a wet paint brush to pull that paint towards the petals' edges. That way, you have a darker flower bottom but the pink is carried throughout the entire flower (just like with a magnolia bud!). The glycerin added to your water in the spray bottle is to ensure the flowers stay soft when they are dry.

Add Your Magnolia Buds!

The sola branches were a little long for the wreath so I cut them into shorter branches of 3-4 buds and slid those into the grapevine wreath! Look at that extra pop of pink!!

Add Your Final Filler!

For the final step, I wanted to bring in a bit more texture and brightness with our summer blooming mix. The little white flower ends on each piece really helped to carry the white of the magnolias and la fleurs through the entire wreath!

This is honestly the first time I have done a wreath with large leaves all facing the same direction and I am loving it! What wreath style should we try next?! Let us know in the comments 





100 Responses

Tania Brisson
Tania Brisson

January 14, 2022

Gorgeous! Wreaths always intimidate me but this blog breaks the process down so well. Thank you!!!

Barb Rauscher
Barb Rauscher

January 14, 2022

Love the greens with the soft colors in the flowers. Beautiful!

Samantha F
Samantha F

January 14, 2022

I love these ideas!

Heather Volpe
Heather Volpe

January 14, 2022

Love this wreath! I definitely want to make one now!

Angila Arnold
Angila Arnold

January 14, 2022

Love the inspiration Oh You’re Lovely provides! They make projects looks so elegant, while showing the simplicity , in making them! Rock on ladies!

Dianna Knudson
Dianna Knudson

January 14, 2022

Another project to add to my must make list! And those Sola branches!!! I have looked at them and never ordered…what was I thinking?!?! Beautiful work, as always!

Derith Fernandes
Derith Fernandes

January 14, 2022

This is so helpful. Thank you!

Kelly Acree
Kelly Acree

January 14, 2022

Ooh, I just ordered the Sola branches. This is a great way to use them!

Jordan H
Jordan H

January 14, 2022

That blush eucalyptus is so gorgeous! Love the look of it with the magnolias! Might have to plan a project to use it 😏

Carol Pavelcik
Carol Pavelcik

January 14, 2022

I love magnolias! All of your blogs are amazing!

Carol Pavelcik
Carol Pavelcik

January 14, 2022

I love magnolias! All of your blogs are amazing!

Carol Pavelcik
Carol Pavelcik

January 13, 2022

I love magnolias! All of your blogs are amazing!

Tara Russo
Tara Russo

January 13, 2022

I have so many grape vine wreaths, I can’t wait to try this one. The greenery placement part definitely helps get started.

Jessica Larsson
Jessica Larsson

January 13, 2022

I love that pink eucalyptus!! I seriously need to get some with my next order.

Erin
Erin

January 13, 2022

I am so glad I found this site before my wedding. I am getting so many amazing ideas, I can’t wait to start trying some of these techniques for dying my flowers!

Alyssa Shramek
Alyssa Shramek

January 13, 2022

So pretty and easy to follow tutorial!

Meredith
Meredith

January 13, 2022

This is so pretty! Might need to be my first wreath project attempt.

Rosemary Sammons
Rosemary Sammons

January 13, 2022

This is such a beautiful springtime wreath!! <3

Lisa Lindsay
Lisa Lindsay

January 13, 2022

Beautiful! The perfect spring wreath!

Nicole Smith
Nicole Smith

January 13, 2022

I LOVE this wreath so much!! It’s absolutely beautiful!

Ann (Robin) Watkins
Ann (Robin) Watkins

January 13, 2022

I really like the Magnolia wreath. Magnolias, next to Orchids are my favorite flowers. Where could I get Magnolia leaves at?

Mary Taylor
Mary Taylor

January 13, 2022

Love all of your tutorials! Always informative and easy to follow. Beautiful wreath!

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 13, 2022

I just ordered one of your kits and I can’t wait to try it out!

Christine Graham
Christine Graham

January 13, 2022

Pretty!

Heather Hannaway
Heather Hannaway

January 11, 2022

So pretty! I love the Charlestons too!

Brittany Julius
Brittany Julius

January 11, 2022

Love the wreath! Thank you for yet another amazing tutorial!

Jennifer
Jennifer

January 11, 2022

I love the wreath!! I’ve seen people make a moon shaped wreath, I’d be interested to see that next!

Vicky VanDeWalker
Vicky VanDeWalker

January 11, 2022

I love all of your work and tutorials!

Stacie Richardson
Stacie Richardson

January 11, 2022

All your tutorials are so detailed and easy to. Follow. Thanks!

Jen Gniazdowski
Jen Gniazdowski

January 10, 2022

I just had a client ask me for a wreath! Perfect timing!

Katie Miller
Katie Miller

January 10, 2022

I love all the tutorials you do. Thanks so much!

Heather Blevins
Heather Blevins

January 10, 2022

Stunning!!!

Linda Schoon
Linda Schoon

January 10, 2022

I am so happy I found the world of sola wood flowers & above all the great quality of the products at “oh your lovely”.

Debbie Plaizier
Debbie Plaizier

January 10, 2022

The wreath is gorgeous! The magnolia buds are my favorite part. I just might have to add them to my next wreath.

Rebecca
Rebecca

January 10, 2022

Now that I’ve skimmed this I need to find the video. Ha! Love seeing how the greenery is placed though.

Mistie  Johnson
Mistie Johnson

January 10, 2022

So cute!! I need to try the magnolia in a color. I have only seen them fully bloomed adn white! Wow!

Kesha Garcia
Kesha Garcia

January 10, 2022

I love OYL tutorials! I’ve learned so much!

Karen Arndt
Karen Arndt

January 10, 2022

I really need to make some time to do this!

April Campbell
April Campbell

January 10, 2022

Love transforming Sola Wood flowers into life like real flowers just by adding paint. Magnolias are a long time favorite of mine.

Priscilla Garcia
Priscilla Garcia

January 10, 2022

Just lovely!! I love the small tips that just help achieve the perfect look!

Alexis Vega
Alexis Vega

January 10, 2022

I love y’all’s work!❤️

Lisa
Lisa

January 09, 2022

This is gorg, can’t wait to try

Julie Ahlden
Julie Ahlden

January 09, 2022

Love that wreath!

Carrie
Carrie

January 09, 2022

This is so gorgeous! I would love to hang this on my front door

KimHaney
KimHaney

January 09, 2022

Wow those magnolia buds are perfect. They are delicate and so pretty. Can’t wait to try it out.

EmmyAnne
EmmyAnne

January 09, 2022

Still trying to get the hang of the filler, but inspired to try a wreath now.

J
J

January 09, 2022

I really like this arrangement. What is the reason behind the glycerin with water spritz other than softening?

Bristol
Bristol

January 09, 2022

I’m just starting with creating my own bouquets and centerpieces and your blogs are helping so much!

Rebecca Brewer
Rebecca Brewer

January 09, 2022

Love this wreath! The tutorial was very straightforward without too much fluff, thanks for sharing!

Erin McSweeney
Erin McSweeney

January 09, 2022

This is especially beautiful on a cold January day…thanks for the tutorial

Maggie brizzoli
Maggie brizzoli

January 05, 2022

Love all the tutorials!

Emily G
Emily G

January 04, 2022

I swear, anything you do looks amazing!! 😍
Learning so much!

Jessica Fife
Jessica Fife

January 04, 2022

It looks so lovely! ☺

Gina L.
Gina L.

January 04, 2022

These are amazing and beautiful woodwork! I’m going to watch your videos and hopefully try to make a wreath for the Springtime. I have yet to make one for my door.

Angelica
Angelica

January 04, 2022

It came out perfectly. I always struggle with how much greenery to use. My project just ends up bigger than I anticipated.

Beverly M Pappas
Beverly M Pappas

January 04, 2022

Just getting familiar with sola flowers. Love this idea!

Shonda Hahn
Shonda Hahn

January 04, 2022

I have been wondering what to do with some of my bigger leaves! This is perfect and beautiful!

Kelly Hansen
Kelly Hansen

January 04, 2022

What good tips! So beautiful.

April Ives
April Ives

January 04, 2022

I absolutely love learning all the great sola flower crafting ideas! Thank you for be such great teachers!!

Mary Kinkead
Mary Kinkead

January 01, 2022

I have purchased several bundles for my granddaughter wedding in Oct. 2022 and love them. It wpuld be nice to add to what I have purchased.

Martha Whitlow
Martha Whitlow

January 01, 2022

So pretty!

Robin Blackwell
Robin Blackwell

January 01, 2022

So pretty! Excellent idea for Spring!

bn100
bn100

January 01, 2022

looks pretty

Dora
Dora

January 01, 2022

Can’t wait to get started. Daughter’s June wedding will be here before we know it.

JT
JT

January 04, 2022

Blog, blog, blog! Commenting so hopefully I can win a sweet giveaway and my wife will have more crafting to do and will get off my butt about taking out the trash. Oh wait! She took it out yesterday. Oh and beautiful wreath by the way!

Bobbie-Gene
Bobbie-Gene

January 01, 2022

Gosh it’s so fresh and pretty 😍

Laura Lang
Laura Lang

January 01, 2022

Love seeing how this came together and the detailed explanation at each step. Definitely going to try some of these tips in my spring wreath!

Brianna Falkers
Brianna Falkers

January 01, 2022

I struggle so badly with choosing greenery! I love the pink filler in this!

Liz
Liz

January 01, 2022

I love following your tutorials (especially ones in the Seasonal crate boxes)

Amber Lee Kolb
Amber Lee Kolb

January 01, 2022

This is so beautiful!! I love the different color flowers against the greenery. I would definitely hang this on my front door!

Christina Hawkins
Christina Hawkins

January 01, 2022

Love it! So beautiful 😍

Heather Maneke
Heather Maneke

January 01, 2022

I absolutely love your flowers, tutorials, customer service, deals, live craft days, and most of all your personalities.

This is the only place I will shop for flowers.

Heather Maneke

Emily Clauson
Emily Clauson

January 01, 2022

First of all… I love seeing all these Jan 1st comments!!! This was a brilliant idea to engage with your customer base. BRAVO to the marketing and PR “team”.
One of the best things about Oh You’re Lovely tutorials is that one can watch it, no matter what their skill, and say, hmmmf, I think I could do that! Yes!!!! Yes you can!!!!!

Darla Peduzzi
Darla Peduzzi

January 01, 2022

I love the wreath! Thanks for the instructions. I think I will give it a try.

Erin
Erin

January 01, 2022

Love that eucalyptus!

Susan L Pike
Susan L Pike

January 01, 2022

Lovely as always! Thanks for the inspo!

Stacey Badmaev
Stacey Badmaev

January 01, 2022

Such a pretty wreath. On my list to try !

Gayle Lipson
Gayle Lipson

January 01, 2022

I love the branches…definitely going to try those out! Adorable project!

Gail murphy
Gail murphy

January 01, 2022

Winning would be awesome!! Doing sola wood flowers for my sons wedding!

Alison J Cowell
Alison J Cowell

January 01, 2022

Magnolias are one of my all time favorite flowers. We had a huge tree in our front yard at the house where I grew up. I looked forward to it blooming every year! Thanks for sharing this wreath project. Can’t wait to give it a spin!

JENNIFER S Angle
JENNIFER S Angle

January 01, 2022

This wreath is adorable

Amanda Collins
Amanda Collins

January 01, 2022

You used my favorite flower!!! Love it!!!

Alicia Ritz
Alicia Ritz

January 01, 2022

Wow…that is beautiful! Love the pink added in…will have to try something like this for sure!

Alicia Ritz
Alicia Ritz

January 01, 2022

Wow…that is beautiful! Love the pink added in…will have to try something like this for sure!

Jodi Kittelson
Jodi Kittelson

January 01, 2022

So gorgeous! I am in awe of everyone’s talent.

Heather Dick
Heather Dick

January 01, 2022

Beautiful!

Jonnalynne Robirds
Jonnalynne Robirds

January 01, 2022

The magnolias are so gorgeous! Love the spring vibes

Jessica Jennings
Jessica Jennings

January 01, 2022

I always get so stuck in my head when it comes to greenery! I love how you take the time to explain why you choose base sizes in conjunction with greenery you will be using, and the best application techniques for the chosen greenery. It is extremely helpful!

Amy Rodriguez
Amy Rodriguez

January 01, 2022

I am in love!!! And can’t wait to try out the technique with the sola branches! Charleston is one of my favorite flowers!!!

Samantha foster
Samantha foster

January 01, 2022

This turned out so beautiful. It makes me more excited to put together all my wedding flowers.

Lori Cox
Lori Cox

January 01, 2022

Love the way the Charleston & La Fleurs look together! Beautiful wreath

Stacy Jester
Stacy Jester

January 01, 2022

This is stunning and the process is easy to follow!

Stacy Jester
Stacy Jester

January 01, 2022

This is stunning and the process is easy to follow!

Lori Johnson
Lori Johnson

January 01, 2022

I’m excited to try out the painting techniques! Beautiful wreath!

Lisanne Miller
Lisanne Miller

January 01, 2022

Magnolias are my absolute favorites! I have a magnolia tree in the front of my house and I cannot wait for it to bloom every spring! You have inspired me to make a wreath for my front door, which will be to the left of my magnolia tree; my only hope is that I can do it justice, it’s beyond beautiful!♥️♥️♥️

Jessica
Jessica

January 01, 2022

Those magnolias are just so stunning!

Tina Greenwood
Tina Greenwood

January 01, 2022

I recently got a grapevine wreath on sale. This gives me inspiration!

Maggie
Maggie

January 01, 2022

I haven’t worked with Magnolia leaves yet and this blog gives me some inspiration on how to incorporate them in a spring wreath!

Sharee Lewis
Sharee Lewis

January 01, 2022

Oh you’re lovely has such a beautiful huge selection of flowers! I want every single style they offer❤️❤️

Dee Haberdash
Dee Haberdash

January 01, 2022

Great painting tips!!

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