Last year I became hooked on making holiday/Christmas wreaths and swags with fresh pine from my yard. Making wreaths is my zen! It’s something I learned just last year, but what I look forward to doing when I have spare time. Like many of you, I’ve been uber busy over the last few months and although I had every intention of working on DIY projects and making wreaths earlier in the season, unfortunately it didn’t work out as planned!
I’d always wanted to make a fresh magnolia wreath, I love the look of them. They’re so classic, chic, gorgeous and definitely on trend these days! I invited my neighbor over yesterday to do some holiday baking before Christmas and while the ganache s’mores we had planned on baking didn’t work out, she taught me how to make a beautiful magnolia and pine wreath. She attends a local high school where she is on the FFA floral team, she’s learned so much about flowers and making wreaths, it’s unbelievable – I definitely wish they’d had that program when I was in school! I can’t tell you how much fun it was to learn how make this beautiful fresh pine and magnolia wreath, I am absolutely in awe of it.
If you’d like to make a fresh pine and magnolia wreath, here are the materials you need:
Fresh pine and magnolia wreath for winter, Christmas and holiday season!
I bought a wire wreath frame – (you can use any size you’d like). I like making large wreaths, so I used a fairly large wreath frame. I’m fortunate to have a beautiful magnolia tree and pine tree in my yard, so I cut some branches with my pruning shears from each tree (I love really full wreaths, so I cut branches with a lot of leaves). I then bunched three individual magnolia leaves and placed a pine needle on top. I cut my floral wire with wire cutters and wrapped it around the magnolia leaves and pine needle very tightly as many times as I could. I then took the wire wrapped magnolia and pine bunches and wire wrapped as many as I possibly could around the entire wreath. It took a long time, but it was definitely worth it! I am in love with my fresh pine and magnolia wreath. It’s perfect for winter, the holidays and I can add some holly berries to dress it up for Christmas! In fact, I may just DIY a magnolia wreath and add some hydrangeas or even roses come spring. The options are endless!
The finished fresh pine and magnolia wreath product hanging on the inside of my front door:
Don’t forget, you still have time to make a holiday wreath and you have my permission to keep it up as long as you want! 🙂