Metallic Painted Leaf Magnolia Wreath

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Are you looking for a unique holiday decor accent? I have created a gorgeous painted leaf magnolia wreath that is truly stunning! And the best news is that you can use leaves that you may have in your own backyard. Read on to see my steps.
I started by gathering magnolia leaves that had fallen and were already brown and dried. I sorted them by size and found a collection of leaves that were similar in size and rather flat. I painted them them in assorted metallic colors, using my collection of Fusion Mineral Paint Studio Metallics.
The Fusion Studio Metallics are fantastic paints! They have such a deep, reflective metallic shine. I used the Pale Gold, Silver, and Copper, and left a few leaves natural as well.
I used floral wire to attach the leaves in a staggering color pattern, working my way around the entire wreath form. For the most part the stems held up really well to being wired on, but it's best to still be gentle with them!
Once your whole form is covered, you may find a few places where you need to hot glue the leaves to one another to keep them laying in the right direction.
The finished project is a one-of-a-kind, gorgeous wreath that is perfect for the holidays, or possibly even year round! You can learn more about the Fusion Studio Metallic Paints I used and order some of your own on my blog. Thanks!!
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  • Susan N Susan N on Nov 21, 2015
    I love this wreath and I've already collected the Magnolia leaves that my tree so generously contributed to the project. Since my hands are not very steady, I'm planning to use a glue gun to attach the leaves to a solid wreath form after I paint them. I hope this is a suitable alternative to wiring them. BTW, where could I get the type of wreath form used in this project? I haven't seen one with only wires. Thanks all!!

  • PamPam PamPam on Aug 07, 2018

    Approximately how many leaves did you use?

  • Glennda Rassin Glennda Rassin on Jul 30, 2019

    How long will it last?

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  • Meera Meera on Apr 20, 2020

    Very very beautiful. Great idea. Thank you. Stay safe and God bless.🙏🕉❤️

  • Pamela Pamela on Apr 21, 2020

    Imagine my grief when I returned from a short trip to find my neighbor had removed his "messy" magnolia tree! I had planned on gathering its leaves for just such a project. At least I can see how beautiful mine would have been!