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How to Make a Magnolia Wreath – with gorgeous flowers!


How to make a gorgeous and SUPER EASY magnolia wreath with glossy green and brown leaves, and big, beautiful magnolia flowers. The perfect wreath for a modern farmhouse style.

I’m so spoiled living in Charleston. I get to walk out my front door and enjoy a big beautiful magnolia tree right in my front yard! It blooms in the late spring and summer and looks just lovely with my magnolia wreath.

Easy Magnolia Wreath with Magnolia Tree

I’m a happy southern girl! (Well, happy southern-transplant girl, haha.)

Magnolia trees bloom in the late spring and into summer, which makes this lovely magnolia wreath perfect for summer (which basically feels like the whole year in South Carolina! lol). I usually put it up right after Easter, when I take down my beautiful Tulip Wreath. Then I take it down in July, so I can put up my Patriotic Hydrangea Wreath. And then this magnolia wreath goes right back up for the rest of the summer!

Southern Magnolia Wreath DIY

Magnolia wreaths look lovely with all styles of homes. It fits great with the southern coastal vibe of my house, looks beautiful on a craftsman, and is right at home on a modern home as well. Plus the neutral colors match almost any door color. I’m having a hard time thinking of a color it wouldn’t look good on!

How my magnolia wreath was born

Want to hear a sad story? My house in STL had a glass storm door in front of our regular front door, and our house faced west. And my door was black. The sun BAKED my door. And it melted my favorite wreath! Melted! Literally, dripping plastic. I had to throw it away. So when we moved to South Carolina, I needed to replace it. Naturally, I headed to Hobby Lobby to find that same leafy garland to make another one, and no luck! They don’t carry that same greenery anymore. I almost picked up a different green leafy one until…

I saw this gorgeous thing of Fixer-Upper-Joanna-Gaines-Southern-Living beauty… MAGNOLIA GARLAND.  Cue all the heart eyes. I draped it around the grapevine wreath and gasped at its loveliness. And it turned into a gorgeous wreath.

Farmhouse Style Magnolia Wreath DIY

I’ve seen lots of magnolia leaf wreaths, but I love how the magnolia blooms on this wreath add a bit of feminine brightness. I’ve made it with the garland going all the way around the wreath and also with having the leaves and flowers 3/4 around, and I can’t decide which one I like better! Maybe you just can’t go wrong with magnolias. 😉

How to Make a Farmhouse Style Magnolia Wreath

Its ridiculously easy to make, you just need a basic 18″ grapevine wreath, some floral wire (or twisty ties!), and this magnolia garland from Hobby Lobby. I’ve looked at other stores for similar garland/swags and haven’t found any. It’s only at Hobby Lobby. Its usually $29.99, but its on “sale” every other week for 50% off, so make sure you get it on sale (or use a coupon)!

How to make an easy Magnolia Wreath - Farmhouse Style Decor

Yield: 1 wreath

How to Make an Easy Magnolia Wreath

Southern Magnolia Wreath DIY

How to make a gorgeous and SUPER EASY magnolia wreath with glossy green and brown leaves, and big, beautiful magnolia flowers. The perfect wreath for a modern farmhouse style.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy



  1. Fold the garland in half.
  2. Starting with one end, wire garland to the grapevine. make an easy magnolia wreath
  3. Wrap a piece of wire round the stem of the garland, and then weave it into a bit of the grapevine wreath and twist it tightly to secure. It doesn't have to be pretty or perfect! How to make an easy magnolia wreath
  4. Continue attaching garland to the grapevine wreath, securing it every 4-5 inches.You kind of have to wrestle and twist it into the desired shape, and to ensure that the magnolia flowers face up nicely.
  5. Secure any loose stems or floppy magnolia flowers with additional wire.


For the version with the garland all the way around, stretch the garland out and secure it around the wreath, similarly to above. You'll have a few extra inches of overlapping greenery and magnolia flowers that you can cut off and use to fill in any bare spots.

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Here is how it looks with the magnolia garland stretched all the way around the wreath. I honestly can’t decide which way I like better! I did a poll on my IG stories, and it was split 51-49! So you can’t go wrong, either way.

You can totally make this magnolia wreath. Its easy peasy! And cheaper than a trip to Waco!

BUT! If you would rather I just make one for you, I absolutely will! These magnolia wreaths are available for sale in my Etsy shop: MagnoliaJoyShop. I’m happy to send one to you or someone you love. They make wonderful housewarming gifts, and are great for hard-to-buy relatives.

I love to see your wreaths! Tag me @thehowtomom on IG or #thehowtomomwreaths so I can give you a shout out and tell you what an amazing job you did!

Magnolia Wreath DIY - Easy Farmhouse Style

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gail weiand

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

I live in St. Louis. Do you make these wreaths and sell them. Looking for the Magnolia wreath.


Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Hi Gail! I have them listed in my little Etsy shop and would be happy to send you one! Here is the link:


Sunday 2nd of April 2017

I am totally going to make this! I already have a wreath, well 5 or 6. Hahaha. JoAnn's was doing a door buster for $2.99 wreaths. I was just at Hobby Lobby and the floral was 50% off. ? Guess I am using a coupon. Such a great post!


Sunday 2nd of April 2017

Heck yeah! Tag me so I can see it when its done!

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