Classic style is always in good taste, right? And there’s something comforting about it, too – it’s tiresome to always seek out the next big trend. This DIY Magnolia & Apple Wreath is timeless, not trendy, and definitely a classic. Almost like a bowl of warm soup on a cold day. A bowl of soup and a Magnolia Wreath – I like that classic combination! And here’s how to DIY this Magnolia & Apple Wreath.
To make a Magnolia & Apple Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” x 2” wreath
- Ribbon, 2-1/2″ x 1-1/2 yds. in dark green
- Silk or preserved magnolia leaves, about 30
- Faux fruits:
- Crabapples, about three dozen
- Cranberries, about seven dozen
- Red berry bunches
- Chenille stem
- Thick, white craft glue
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins, 2”; wire cutters; floral pins; ruler
To make a Magnolia & Apple Wreath:
1. Glue dark green ribbon around outside edge of wreath to cover. Trim ribbon even with edges.
2. Glue magnolia leaves to cover inside edge of wreath, shaping leaves into gentle curves before pressing into place. If necessary, insert straight pins to keep leaves flat.
3. Glue and pin a row of magnolia leaves around front of wreath. The leaves should overlap slightly, and the leaf tips extend beyond the wreath.
4. Place the wreath face down. Pin a row of magnolia leaves around the back of the wreath, making sure the points offset the leaves on the front of the wreath. Flip over and double check the position of the leaves. When you like the arrangement, glue leaves in place.
5. Glue two rows of crabapples to front of wreath. Glue a row of cranberries around the inside edge of the ring of apples. Fill in between the apples with additional cranberries and bunches of berries.
6. Twist together ends of a 4” length of chenille stem, forming a loop. Insert and glue loop in back of wreath for a hanger. Because this wreath is heavy, use floral pins to help secure the hanging loop.
It’s finally soup weather here. Is it soup weather where you are? I have a few new soup recipes I’m eager to try. Are there any new soup recipes you’d recommend?