I have never had the pleasure of hanging a wreath for the holidays. Instead of buying something that would be thrown away, I decided to make my own using Magnolia leaves from our backyard.
There are a few lessons learned from my first wreath-making experience.
- The only foam wreath left was a white, flat circle. Next year if I decide to use foam again, I will definitely choose a green, round circle. From a few angles you can still see white, so I'll need to fill in a little more.
- Another disadvantage of the flat foam wreath is that it snapped in half. It was extremely flimsy.
- Okay, the last thing about the foam - next year I'll wind yarn around the foam, so if there are any bald spots they will at least be pretty!
- Make sure the leaves have strong stems. When I began inserting them into the foam, a few bent and would not stay.
- You really don't need too many leaves. You can see where I started because I bunched multiple leaves together, but that's unnecessary. The more you spread the Magnolia leaves apart, the flatter they will lay.