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Spring has sprung in Kentucky and I’;m anxiously awaiting the arrival of blooms on my Magnolia tree. ?Inspired by all of the nice warm weather we’;ve been having lately, I decided it was high time I made a new Spring Magnolia Wreath for my front door.

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My mom was in town recently and one afternoon we sat down and made this Magnolia Wreath. Today I’;m going to show you how we did it. First I’;m going to say, I was doing more talking than picture taking, so there aren’;t a ton of “;how to”; photos. Don’;t worryanniversary gifts for couples, however, the?process is really simple and I think you’;ll get the idea of how to do it in just a few steps.

To make one you’;re going to need:

First up, make your ribbon. To do this, you are just going make loops with the ribbon until it’;s the size that you want. You don’;t actually “;tie”; it. Just keep folding it over on itself.

Keep making loops, eventually, you’;ll get it the size you want. When you get to that point, run a piece of floral wire through the center and secure it in the back.

Next, begin attaching your?magnolia flowers to the wreath form. ?You want to use your wire cutters to cut the floral stems…; you’;re only going to 3- 6?inches of stem at the end of each flower.

When you get the flowers placed where?you like, attach them to the wreath form with floral wire. After that?go over the wire with hot glue to secure.

Work on one floral “;type”; at a time, starting with the largest objects first…;

I attached the large Magnolia floral first, then the ribbon. ?Then I moved onto the smaller dogwood blooms.

I then added a nest (with wire) and filled in any empty spots with the cotton and berry stems.

A few tips: After each step, take a second and look at the balance on the wreath. ?Once you’;ve got everything where you want it, secure all the pieces with hot glue (you should wire them on as you go).

The final step was to attach to “;ends”; of ribbon into the large magnolia bloom.

Hang it up and ENJOY it!!

You don't have to have heavy duty furniture and furnishings to get the look. Bespoke shelving and a chic plastic table make a great work space.??

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