my parents have the
hugest magnolia tree in their backyard.
i mean it,
the thing is enormous,
and the leaves are huge.
i would sneak into their yard nearly every year,
equipped with at least two large garbage bags
and "borrow" some leaves for decorations
around my house.
i never made a wreath or garland
entirely from magnolia leaves...
instead i would use them in small clusters,
mixed with other natural greens
to enhance faux lighted garland.
the leaves would last all season and had a beautiful,
glossy sheen that add contrast to other evergreens.
i can't get magnolia leaves where i live now,
but i can still admire pretty pictures of them.
this would either cost a fortune or be a lot a lot of work!
such a pretty yet simple wreath.
lovely magnolia garland, and so fitting for the setting.
gorgeous in gold.
this garland, from martha stewart living, is a simple cardboard swag template
with spray painted magnolia leaves attached.