DIY a Magnolia & Apple Harvest Wreath for fall

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.

DIY Magnolia Apple Wreath

DIY Magnolia Apple Wreath

The rich colors are beautiful for fall and for Thanksgiving.

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.

DIY Magnolia Apple Wreath

Pair this wreath with a bowl of soup for classic comfort!

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?

Happy crafting!


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6 Responses to DIY a Magnolia & Apple Harvest Wreath for fall

  1. Definitely soup weather here in central IL! Supposed to get down into the 20’s. Love this magnolia, apple, and cranberry wreath! The colors are perfect for the season. It would look beautiful in my kitchen too!

    • Sharon says:

      Thank you, Angie, and I agree, the colors are beautiful. I also like that you can use faux apples and silk leaves, so it never fades and the colors will be as vibrant next year. I hope you’ll have a chance to DIY it! It’s a frosty morning here, and I’ve added a few soup ingredients to my grocery list! Love this time of year. Happy crafting! Sharon

  2. Unique! Not sure if I do or don’t like it yet. I will have to check back on it in a few days to see if I have decided yet. LOL
    Yes, it is definitely soup and crockpot weather here! Zupa 8 Tuscano is my favorite!

    • Sharon says:

      🙂 Different strokes for different folks, right? I do love the rich colors of the wreath, and the apples are so seasonal. I just googled Zupa 8 Toscano and does it look yummy! I’d even love a bowl of it for breakfast on this chilly morning! I hope you have a pot simmering, Barb. Happy crafting! Sharon

  3. annehaun says:

    Like this wreath – as far as soup weather – forget it in Texas – record breaking heat here – 88 degrees today!!

    • Sharon says:

      Ugh! You need a chilled gazpacho in that kind of weather! Our weather finally turned cooler (40s) Sunday night, but we’ve not yet seen snow. Funny how much the weather affects the menu! Thanks for stopping in, Anne. Sharon

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