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!
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.
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.
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.