How to Make a Magnolia Wreath for Christmas

3 Materials
45 Minutes

I love making wreaths, especially wreaths for Christmas. Today I’m sharing how to make a Magnolia wreath to display on a door, over your mantel, or on a porch wall.

Every Thanksgiving, we go to my mom’s house and I spend the night with her. Then the next day we come to my house to make Christmas wreaths. It’s a fun tradition that we both love.

To make the Magnolia wreath, we first gathered the supplies.

  • 18″ Straw Wreath Form
  • Floral Fern Pins
  • Magnolia
  • Evergreens
  • Holly

There was no need to shop for supplies, everything that Mama needed to make her wreath was either in my basement or in my yard.

Supplies were spread out on a workbench in our basement. Wire is pictured here but fern picks were used instead.

Since the wreath form had been used before, it already had a wreath hanger attached to it.

The first step is to pin Magnolia to the outside of the wreath. It is best to clip pieces of Magnolia from the tips of branches.

Here you can see a Fern pin holding a stem of Magnolia in place.

Along with Magnolia, Arborvitae and Cryptomeria were added.

The wreath was looking good but needed color.

Holly was added.

I love how this looks on our front door for Christmas. To make the wreath last longer, be sure to spray it with Wilt Pruf.

Suggested materials:

  • Wreath Form   (Michael's)
  • Fern Picks   (Michael's)
  • Greenery   (My Yard)

Paula Skulina
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