Make a Metallic Magnolia Wreath

We're obsessed with this gorgeous magnolia wreath—and our DIY instructions make it so easy! Metallic spray paint and a touch of gold leaf turn preserved leaves into a neutral, metallic wreath.

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Neutral metallics provide year-round elegance to a mantelpiece or door. Gold leaves add one more touch of shine and shimmer. Bonus: this wreath makes a great DIY gift, because metallics can be worked in to any holiday decor!

What You'll Need:

  • Preserved magnolia leaves (about 100)
  • Assorted metallic spray paints (gold, silver, copper, champagne)
  • Gold leaf
  • Adhesive sizing
  • Foam Brush
  • Spray shellac 
  • 16-inch foam wreath
  • Gold ribbon
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • 12-inch wire 
  • Scissors

Step 1: Add color

Divide preserved magnolia leaves evenly into four groups and cut off leaf stems. Spray each group of leaves with one of the four metallic spray paints; let dry.

Step 2: Seal leaves

Separate out the champagne leaves and apply gold leaf; apply the leafing unevenly, following package directions. When these are dry, use a spray Shellac to seal the champagne leaves; seal the remaining three colors of leaves with Shellac as well. Allow the leaves to thoroughly dry in a well-ventilated area, preferably overnight.

Step 3: Assemble wreath

Wrap a 16-inch foam wreath with gold ribbon, securing the ends with hot glue or pins. Then wrap a wire around the form so you'll be able to easily hang the finished wreath. Apply the leaves by overlapping them one at a time, securing the base of each leaf with hot glue as you go. Repeat this process, overlapping various colors of metallic leaves until the entire form has been covered.

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