Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath

I promised you that I’m embracing Autumn now that the weather is cooling off. In fact, I’ve been switching out the summer decor for some more seasonally appropriate reds, oranges, brown and greens. I even spent time Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath. What? You don’t know what Mag-nolia-fying means? Well stick around and see how I made this Magnolia Leaf Wreath on the cheap.

Dried Magnolia Wreath | Pretty Handy Girl
Here is a little sneak peek from my mantle:

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath

My Ballard Design Knockoff Pear has already found a spot to sit.

In an effort to spend less and store less, I’ve been trying to buy just 2-3 wreaths that I can switch up and tailor to meet the season. A few months ago, I bought this little white bud wreath from Target:

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath
It will be my springboard or base wreath for many seasons to come. The neutral white color works well with any color and I can add other natural elements and ribbons to change the color palette.

When I saw how Centsational Girl, made a beautiful wreath with magnolia leaves, the light bulb went on for me.

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath
 Centsational Girl’s Wreath

My neighbor has a beautiful magnolia tree, so I asked if I could steal some of its fallen leaves. I filled a grocery bag with the ones that looked most interesting to me. Then brought them home, rinsed the dirt off of them and laid them out to dry.

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath

After they dried, I started playing with them and found that I they would easily work to mag-nolia-fy the bud wreath. Here’s how to do it:


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Tuck magnolia wreaths into the grapevine base frame. I fully intended to hot glue them in place, but they held tight and stayed on their own! The leaves must have been so happy to be offered a second life, so they cooperated.

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath

Tie a cotton ribbon onto the wreath. You can thread it through the loop that came with the wreath. Or tie around the wreath.

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath
Here are the results for that super easy mag-nolia-fied fall wreath:

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath
Hang it on your door and enjoy it until December.

Then you can quickly turn the berry wreath into a Christmas wreath by removing the leaves and adding greenery! Bam!

Mag-nolia-fying a Fall Wreath 24 Fabulous Creative Fall Wreaths
Want more Fall Wreath inspiration? Enjoy these 24 more Fall wreath ideas:

24 Creative Fall Wreaths | Pretty Handy Girl

Happy Fall Y’all!

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Good Morning,

    I came over via Rhoda….nice job love your wreath….

    Nice to meet you, I will be back 🙂

    We have a private family blog, I will be adding you to my blogroll.

    All the best,
    Kathy 🙂
    [email protected]

  2. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
    Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Brittany your 2 wreaths together are just beautiful! I love what you came up with. Thanks for stopping by. Gorgeous door!

  3. Megan
    Megan says:

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! I love that all your decor looks so natural without being too rustic. I enjoy all the fall "stuff" you've posted recently. Keep 'em coming!

  4. Kim
    Kim says:

    What a smart idea to buy wreaths with the intent of repurposing them for the seasons. This wreath is a homerun. I love all kinds of berries, as well as, magnolia leaves.

  5. Centsational Girl
    Centsational Girl says:

    Absolutely lovely ! I really like the added touch with the ribbon. So festive, so fall! Come on over and link up to my 'autumn leaves' party. . . and thanks for the linky love!

  6. Just this... Alice
    Just this... Alice says:

    You have reafirmed my belief that plain and simple can still be oh so elegant. I look forward to seeing your Christmas wreath when you change out the leaves. Love your work!

  7. this blessed nest
    this blessed nest says:

    i have that very same NEST sign. it's the sweetest sign, isn't it???

    your wreath turned out fantastic. love the combo of the white buds against the leaves. awesome idea.

    thanks for linking up to the FALL FESTIVAL!!!

    have a great weekend.



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