Magnolia Leaf Wreath-12 Days of Christmas Day 3

Magnolia Leaf Wreath-12 Days of Christmas Day 3

12 Days of Christmas Magnolia Leaf Wreath


Have you ever seen Duck Dynasty?

It’s about a family that looks just like ZZ top….who own a duck calling empire.

The show’s  a cross between The Waltons meets The Swamp People meets Father Knows Best.

All set in the bayous of Louisiana.

 

I was supposed to be making a magnolia wreath this weekend and somewhere between step 1 and step 2……I became embroiled in the Duck Dynasty drama of Miss Kay’s goats.

The goats were escaping when Miss Kay was doling out marital advice while cooking cornbread and the employees over at Duck command center were all about building Willie’s brother a new office because he was an under-appreciated member of the Duck call clan and he needed an office door with a title.

Scintillating drama at its finest.

I was riveted.

And worried about the goats.

So much so…..that I almost forgot to make the wreath.

{gulp}

I was an hour away from telling the three french hens there were only 11 days of Christmas this year.

Luckily the goats survived.

And the wreath made it to the front door.   :)
 

Magnolia  Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Supplies:

Magnolia leaves

Scissors

Wreath form
 

Wreath Form

Step 1: Start with a wreath form
I purchased mine at Dollar Tree.

For only a dollar.

Can you believe it?

The entire project cost only $1.06.

It was the soft kind of floral foam so the leaves could stick right into the form.

It is an eight inch form which makes about a 17″ to 18″ wreath.

Wreath Step 1

 

Step 2:  Add first layer of leaves

Place wreath form on top of an upside down bowl.

It makes it easier to turn as you work around the wreath.

Insert leaves every two inches in a circle around the bottom of the wreath form.

 

Wreath Step 3

Quick tip

It makes it so much easier to put the leaves in if you cut the tip of the leaf at a slant before you put it into the wreath form.

 

 

Step 3:  Continue adding layers

Repeat step 2.

Again.

And again.

Add layers until wreath is completely covered with magnolia leaves.

I added about 4 layers to completely cover the wreath.

Christmas wreath on door

Hang on door and finish off with a burlap ribbon.

 

It was an exciting afternoon.

Five minutes after this picture was taken…..I walked by the television as the Duck Dynasty clan ripped the new office they just built…..from the side of the warehouse.and used it to house the goats.

*sigh*

As thrilling and exciting as duck dynasties in Louisiana are…..

…..I’m turning back to the Hallmark channel. :)

See you tomorrow for Day 4 and don’t forget to look for the giveaway on one of the blogs below!

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Comments

  1. I am so sorry we don’t receive the program about the duck raising family. Seems like I am really missing out. But I am ever so glad I didn’t have to miss out on this beautiful wreath. It looks wonderful. Those magnolia leaves are so nice and shiny.

  2. Oh goodness… that wreath is AMAZING. $1.06? Then again there’s the trip to your house to pick up said magnolia leaves… :) That last picture of you is totally adorable!

  3. I love your magnolia wreath! I wish we had a magnolia tree on our property.
    I’ve never seen Duck Dynasty…thought about getting it on iTunes though. My husbands long beard has become popular since everyone is watching the show!

  4. That is so pretty…love it!

  5. Magnolia is so beautiful and the wreath is perfect!

  6. Your wreath is gorgeous!! And it would seem relatively easy to make…unless you are distracted by Duck Dynasty! Since I don’t have access to magnolia leaves, and only get Swamp People, I guess I’m out of luck! It does look beautiful on your shiny black door! ;)

  7. I have not yet watched Duck Dynasty because I’m afraid I would like it too much.

    I really love redneck TV. I can’t get enough “Honey Boo Boo” and “Lizard Lick Towing.” (I was starstruck when I saw the Lizard Lick family at the state fair this year.)

    Maybe I can find a redneck TV marathon to watch while I’m finishing up my Christmas decorating. Preferable goat-free, though!

    Have a wonderful day!

  8. GIRLFRIEND!! Cute, cheap and easy. And you gave up Duck Dynasty for us, I’m so touched. LOL Thanks for sharing your project…I’m trying to think of a magnolia tree that I could “borrow” some leaves from. Hope your day is blessed!

  9. What a pretty wreath but you have so much talent………………….as you know

  10. This wreath is stunning!

  11. One thing I loved about
    living in Virginia was the
    abundance of magnolia
    leaves available for the
    holidays! Sadly, no access
    here in Minnesota, unless
    we buy them at the store
    and they are pricey, believe
    it or not!

    However, lemon leaves
    are fairly inexpensive and
    most florists have them.
    Hmmm……need to hit the
    Dollar Store and Tivo up
    some Duck Dynasty : )

    Happy Monday, Keri!

    xo Suzanne

  12. That wreath is so pretty, Karianne…and so are you!

  13. Girl, you read my mind! About the wreath, I mean. Not so much about the goats. Or the swamp people. But I’m glad that all went well too. I have been itching to make a magnolia garland this year. One problem. I have no magnolia in my yard. And I think my friend that does have one will not be thrilled at the idea of me taking 250 of her leaves for my garland. But I bet I could sweet talk her out of the leaves for a wreath. Hmm… now I’m all feeling inspired and crafty. Good thing I have to run off and check if a chair from Craigslist will suit for my office this morning, or leaves would be flying already.

  14. Michigan Running Mom :

    Duck Dynasty is hilarious. My 17 year old son watches it all the time and the latest tag line going around our home is “Just want to make everyone happy, happy, happy” which is what the matriarch of the Duck clan (Phil) says all the time. I do love the show because under all the camo and red neck antics the family is very close knit and family values are very important to the whole clan. It cracks me up that they are millionaires and still choose to live in the same houses and in the same fashion that they did before the money.

    Anyway, I love the magnolia wreath. Very rich looking. It looks absolutely wonderful on your black door.

  15. I’m thinking you may have way too many cable (or satellite dish?) channels my friend …

    Love the wreath!

    :) me

  16. Hey KariAnne,

    I met you at the SBC and went to dinner with the crowd for Mexican. You thought I was Tammy who won all of the prizes for her beautiful centerpieces, etc., but sadly, I was not. No way do I have those kind of skills.

    You have the most beautiful home I have ever laid my eyes upon. Seriously. I even posted about it on my blog (http://www.thelavendermagnolia.com/2012/11/thank-you-nate-berkus-day-24-30-days-of.html). Luuurrrrrve it! Wish someone would sponsor you so you could have a contest and makeover someone’s home. Then I would have to find a way to stack the odds in my favor!

    Regarding Duck Dynasty – my daughter loves that show and I am making her a stemmed mason jar for Christmas. She comments on them every time that family sits down for dinner at the table.

    Wish I had a magnolia tree near me. My mama used to have one, but she is long gone and so is the tree. The wreath is gorgeous. The bow makes it. Burlap makes everything better. If only someone could invent soft, silky burlap. Oh, well.

    Jenny

  17. Love your wreath!!! Do you have to mist the leaves with water throughout the holidays. I’d like to make mine ASAP but feel they would dry out pretty fast. Thanks in advance for your reply.

  18. I have been to four Dollar Tree Stores and all they have is the 7 7/8 in X 1 15/16in Floral Wreath Arrangers. Do you have another source of where you can find them cheap? Thank you for responding to my question.

    • Ok now, realize that I’m a pretty new follower of this blog – mind you, not pretty – just pretty new :(
      So when I saw Laura’s comment in my inbox, the 3rd Day of Christmas thing sort of threw me.
      Especially since tomorrow is only Halloween. Hhmm.
      But, you have to know that, sometimes it takes me a while to figure stuff out, and when I finally did … well, I got it! And I’m so greatful to Laura because she took me to this wonderful post.

      I swear (figureatively of course … [is that spelled right?!?] ) … anyway, KariAnne, I think you and I must have a slight DNA cross some where along the line.

      You’re a HOOT and a half!
      Later – Cheryl

  19. Disregard the last question regarding larger Wreath Forms….I went back and reread your instructions. Dugh!!!!

  20. Love the wreath. (Not duck dynasty. Sorry) I have a neighbor that has a huge magnolia tree and I bet she’ll let me get some leaves. I would probably put it on my front door but if I use it in the house do I need to spray it with anything. Also, how long do the leaves last? Thanks cutie pie! You are such a doll. (I got to meet you at Chapel Market :) )