Nothing says Southern Style more than magnolias and a monogram!
I created this wreath for my new friend Julie. And we both loved the way it turned out!
I started out with a 12" Wood Wall Monogram.
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After lightly sanding the wood monogram with some steel wool,
I painted the whole thing with this gold craft paint.
I grabbed some magnolia branches from a tree in Julie's yard.
I love the smooth vibrant leaves! They were so easy to work with.
While I was collecting leaves I walked all over these pinecones
(I just looked that up and much to my surprise, it's called the Magnolia Flower Pinecone!)
I grabbed bunches and bunches of these berries.
I don't know what these are called, but I love red; the pop of color is just what I needed!
Okay, I have to figure out what these berries are called... before you even ask!
I think they are Pyracantha – also called Firethorn, a member of the Rosaceae (rose) family.
Back to the wreath! I made this simple cardboard wreath form.
I knew I wouldn't find anything like it at my favorite stores.
Besides, I've got a lot of extra boxes lying around!
Now I forgot to take a picture of the 5 sticks of hot glue
I went through in adhering all the leaves to the front and the back of the wreath.
Layers and layers of Magnolia leaves!
A couple sprigs of the "Pyracantha" berries and the Magnolia Pinecones.
I attached the monogram with some wire (hiding under part of the Magnolia leaf)
and hung the whole thing up with bright red Christmas ribbon!
It wasn't quite what I envisioned, but I love it! http://www.sercie.com