Dried magnolia leaves make a beautiful backdrop for smaller embellishments on a wreath. If the leaves' natural green and brown tones don't match the felt colors you want to use for your wreath, consider spray painting them! We sprayed our leaves with a metallic gold paint that adds just the right amount of shine. Since the leaves are the biggest element on this wreath, attach them first; start at the bottom of the wreath, and layer leaves about halfway up on either side. Attach with hot glue or floral wire.
Our free pattern makes it so easy to create gorgeous dusty miller leaves out of felt. Making the leaves from felt (rather than using the actual plants) not only lets you to coordinate the wreath to your existing color scheme, but you'll be able to reuse it year after year. We went with grey-blue, light green and light grey leaves for a fall wreath that can easily be transitioned to winter. Cut out the leaf template from our downloadable pattern and trace and cut out of felt. Once the magnolia leaves are secure, layer the felt leaves on top and secure with hot glue.
Once you've added the magnolia leaves and attached the felt dusty miller leaves, it's time to accessorize. Add pinecones, flowers, berries, or any other natural embellishment to the wreath. Consider attaching a neutral element like pinecones to create a wreath perfect for fall; when winter hits, you can quickly add a few red or white berries for a gorgeous winter display that doesn't take a lot of time! When you're done, cut ribbon to desired length, tie, and hang your beautiful creation!