What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

A Thrifty DIY Magnolia Wreath

Like so many of us who love decorating, I’ve developed an admiration for everything Joanna Gaines decorates. That Fixer Upper style is just swoon-worthy, isn’t it?

Although my personal decorating style isn’t farmhouse, I have still been finding myself trying to incorporate some farmhouse touches into our home. I especially love Joanna’s use of whites, wreaths and greenery in all of the rooms she decorates. So when I was challenged to make over a thrift store wreath for the Thrift Store Swap, I decided to transform it into a magnolia wreath, one of Joanna’s go-to accessories.

13140732_10154147450119938_1615622500_nIf you are unfamiliar with the Thrift Store Swap, organized by Lyn at MidMichiganMom, here are the basics. Fourteen crafty bloggers commit to buying and repurposing two thrift store items. This time around, we all hunted down one thrifty wreath plus one item of our choice. Our budget was limited to $10 or less. Then, we shipped our thrifty finds to one of the other bloggers in the group and another gal shipped us two thrifted items. The swap turns into one big circle!

Today, my thrift loving friends and I are all sharing our thrifty wreath transformations. And then we will be back next week to show off the second item we were challenged to revamp.

This DIY magnolia wreath was super simple to create, so let me share a quick tutorial with you and then I’ll leave links to all of my friends’ thrifty wreath makeovers at the end of this post. Sound good?

What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

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I started with this grapevine wreath that was found on the shelves of a thrift store. It was the perfect base for DIYing my magnolia wreath. I see these wreaths at thrift stores fairly often, so look out for one the next time you are out thrifting.

It's amazing that you can make a beautiful magnolia wreath out of a boring thrift store find.

I picked up two bunches of artificial magnolia leaves from the craft store. I majorly scored because they were 50% off when I was there, making it $14 total for two bunches. That plus the $2 thrift store wreath makes this project come in at just $16! I love a good thrift store makeover, and this magnolia wreath definitely fits this bill! Plus, it’s super quick to create and can be completely done in under 30 minutes.

What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

Using a wire cutter, I snipped leaves off of the big bundle. There were three leaves on one stem, so I left them in stems of threes. Once I had the leaves cut, it was just a matter of tucking them into the grapevine wreath base. I worked my way around the wreath, layering manolia leaves on top of each other as I went.

I ended up using the full two bunches to create a full looking wreath. The leaf stems were long enough to tuck into the wreath base well enough to keep them secure, which was awesome because I didn’t need to fuss over using floral wire or anything like that. All I did was tuck them in well and I was set!

What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

Once the leaves were all in place, I looped burlap ribbon through the wreath and tied it on the top of an old thrifted window frame I’ve been wanting to hang up forever.

What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

The window frame was originally painted a solid black, which seemed too harsh on my light grey walls. So I took a cue from Fixer Upper and gave it a whitewashed look by dry brushing a generous coat of light grey paint over top.

What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

I am in love with the contrast of the rustic window with the bright green magnolia leaves. This wreath turned out so pretty that I just know I’ll be moving it all over our house over time. My favorite decorations always get moved a lot!


What a gorgeous but thrifty diy magnolia wreath. It looks beautiful hanging on that vintage window.

Are you loving the Fixer Upper inspired magnolia wreath look? I can’t believe how easy and cheap this was to DIY!

For even more thrifty wreath inspiration, go check out what my fellow Thrift Store Swap pals have been DIYing. Wreaths are a staple item at most thrift stores, so pick one up the next time you are out thrifting and repurpose it into something beautiful for your home!

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Here are the geniuses behind these thrift wreath tutorials. Make sure to check out each one!

Happily Ever After etc  |  What Treasures Await  |  Made in a Day  |  Sequins in the South

My Pinterventures  |  C’Mon Get Crafty  |  ReDo It Yourself Inspirations  |  DIY Just Cuz

5 Kids, a Dog and a Blog  |  The Small Stuff Counts  | Kreativ K  |  One Crazy Ride

Crazy Organized  |  MidMichiganMom


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