Make a Golden Magnolia Wreath
A gold magnolia wreath is a very rich addition to your holiday decor, be it for Autumn, or for Christmas. In my part of the country, the leaves don’t turn colors and fall off the trees, they just dry up and fall off. That includes the magnolias. When walking with my husband the other day, I noticed so many magnolia leaves which have turned brown and fallen to the ground. They don’t look nearly as pretty as the shiny green ones still on the trees, so I knew I would have to do something with them to give them a little “lift”. I decided they would look beautiful painted a metallic gold.
I used a straw wreath for my base of my wreath. Just in case any of the base showed through, I wrapped it with gold ribbon and secured it with an S pin. I gathered the leaves off the ground and then painted them with Krylon Premium Metallic Gold Paint. I only painted the top of the leaves. The fuzzy bottom of the leaves don’t take paint well, and I really didn’t mind if the brown undersides of the leaves were to show. Then it was time to get out the glue gun and go to work. I glued the leaves onto the wreath form, and kept adding leaves until I was happy with the fullness. I hope you enjoy my golden magnolia leaf wreath, I will be using it throughout the Fall. I think I will add some red to it for Christmas.