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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DIY Gold Magnolia Leaf Wreath


I've been seeing Magnolia Wreaths grow in popularity lately, probably thanks to Joanna on Fixer Upper. I had a magnolia leaf garland that I was thinking about turning into a wreath, but the leaves were a little large and I didn't feel inspired quite yet.

Then I saw this gold leaf magnolia wreath made by Sarah M. Dorsey

She made her wreath using real magnolia leaves, but I decided maybe I could make the garland leaves that I have look a little more appealing if I spray painted them gold, as well.

I got a 12" wreath form and sliced it down the middle, so it would lay flat against the door and have less surface to have to hide with leaves.

Then I pushed holes with a pen (a screwdriver also works great), filled them with glue and then pushed the leaf in. I ended up with about three leaves across.


I moved around until it was full.
  
I spray painted using Krylon Premium Metallic Gold Spray Paint (affiliate link) which I bought a while ago to use on a project, but never ended up using.
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The can was a little smaller than regular spray paint cans, but it had good coverage, so I still have about half a can left for another project.  Also, if you have Amazon Prime, you might want to try Rustoleum Specialty Metallic Gold (affiliate link). This is a cheap add on right now for a regular sized can. I've tried the silver version of this spray paint and it was impressive.
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 Once it dried, I lightly shook it to see where the leaves might move and filled in any green spots with gold.

Then I tied a ribbon around the top under the leaves and hung it on my door hook. 

I like the way it pops on my blue door!
 Linking to: Remodelaholic May Link Party, Inspire Me Monday 115

2 comments:

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