Magnolia wreaths are gorgeous, but they can be expensive to buy―especially if you need 17, like Dave and Susan Shuler do. That’s why, many years ago, they decided to make their own. This Santee, South Carolina, couple’s tried-and-true process is so easy, we hope you’ll be inspired to make your own too. Just think of the money you will save!
Dave and Susan start by clipping individual leaves from the magnolia growing in their front yard. Rather than cutting whole branches and wiring bundles together, Dave finds it easier, and just as showy, to insert individual leaves into presoaked 15-inch florist foam wreath forms. Voilà―the results speak for themselves.