Hospitality Filled Home – Painted Magnolia Wreath

September 14, 2015


I am so pleased to be apart of a new series called Hospitality filled Homes along with some of my favorite blogger friends. It’s all about getting those houses in order before the holidays so that we are able to welcome family and friends in our homes and just enjoy time together. I’m a true believer in planning ahead. Past experiences has shown me the more I get done a head of time the less I’m running around frantic when I should be spending the time with loved ones. Let’s plan ahead and start now friends and truly enjoy the holidays!


As the seasons change, I always love to switch up the wreath on my front door. It’s one of the first things people see coming into my home. I want our home to be as welcoming as possible. Lately I have been admiring all the beautiful magnolia leaf wreaths I’ve been seeing. There is something so simple yet so elegant about them. They ‘re such a big icon in the south and I wanted a little bit of that for my own door. Most magnolia wreaths that you find in stores or online are not exactly budget friendly. After seeing a few this summer I was inspired to make my own for much less! Here’s how I did it.


I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and picked up a straw wreath for around $3. Tip- Leave the plastic on it, much less mess! Hobby Lobby had their garlands 50% off at the time, so I paid $7 for the magnolia garland. You can always use their 40% off coupon from their website. I also purchased a couple acrylic paints in white and beige and a pack of floral pins. 

  I decided to break up the green by adding a few leaves to the wreath that I painted with the acrylic paint. I did this at randomly.


I applied two coats and laid them flat to dry. Once the paint had dried, I pinned them to the wreath making sure the last one overlapped the one before it.


I did one layer across the front and a second later around the sides of the wreath. Once you have it covered like you want, pin a burlap bow or bow of choice onto the wreath and it’s finished! You can follow it up by spraying a floral weather protector on it.






This was such a simple wreath to make. It only took an hour or so from start to finish. To be completely honest, you could use this wreath right into the Christmas holidays!

Let’s check out what these other lovely ladies have to share with you.

 At Home with the Barkers

Daisy Mae Belle

Town and Country

Setting For Four

Paint Me Pink

Lilacs and Longhorns


Enjoy Friends! I hope this inspires you to open up your home this holiday season to friends and family without the stress.









  • Reply Sonya~at home with the barkers September 14, 2015 at 6:56 am

    I LOVE this Amanda! Such a beautiful way to welcome your guest. Thanks so much for joining us for the Hospitality Filled Homes. ~Sonya

    • Reply Amanda September 15, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you Sonya! I’m so happy to have participated šŸ™‚ All the wreaths were so pretty and inspiring.

  • Reply Heather September 14, 2015 at 7:57 am

    This looks so easy to make – love how you added some white into it!! Pretty!

    • Reply Amanda September 15, 2015 at 9:34 pm

      Thank you so much Heather! It really is super easy and I think adding a some other color to it adds some fun šŸ™‚

  • Reply Julie @ Lilacs & Longhorns September 14, 2015 at 9:59 am

    What a great idea! I also love all the magnolia wreaths but don’t want to pay the high prices. What a great alternative!

    • Reply Amanda September 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      I’m right there with ya Julie! They can be so pricey. This is such and easy alternative!

  • Reply Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle September 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

    So pretty! I love a magnolia leaf wreath! Thanks so much for being a part of our tour! Life to the full! Melissa

    • Reply Amanda September 15, 2015 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa! It was so much fun to participate with all you lovely ladies. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Norma September 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    Love how simple this wreath is! And oh my goodness, your entryway is gorgeous! -Norma

    • Reply Amanda September 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks Norma! The wreath really is so simple. If I can do it, anyone can šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Jennifer @ Town and Country Living September 16, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Great idea to paint some of the leaves! I love your entryway!!

    • Reply Amanda September 17, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Thank you so much Jennifer! I always say you can’t go wrong with a magnolia wreath šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Lindsay September 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

    What a beautiful wreath! I love your entryway, too.

    • Reply Amanda September 18, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you so much Lindsey! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Danielle Dortch September 18, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I love this! It’s so neat that you painted the leaves different colors. And btw…loooove Hobby Lobby. It’s my fav. The closest one to me is an hour away, and you can be sure that I make that trek when inspiration hits! lol

    • Reply Amanda September 18, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Danielle, you better believe I’d drive an hour to Hobby Lobby lol. It is one of my favorite stores as well, I spend way too much money in there though!

  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness September 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

    OH I love this! I have never seen a wreath like this out there – and I stalk Pinterest! šŸ™‚ I will have to make this – it’s so simple and beautiful!

    • Reply Amanda September 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks šŸ™‚ I’m on Pinterest way too much myself. My hubby calls it the black hole! lol

  • Reply Ashley McAlpin September 18, 2015 at 11:24 am

    LOVE THIS!! I need to make a new wreath!

    • Reply Amanda September 18, 2015 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley! I’m glad you found my little corner of blogging šŸ™‚

  • Reply Sarah September 18, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    This wreath is stunning! I just love the natural texture of the leaves and the colors you chose. What a wonderful way to welcome your guests.

    • Reply Amanda September 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks Sarah! That means a lot šŸ™‚

  • Reply Trisha September 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Thank you for sharing this super adorable DYI. Also, LOVE the name of your blog and logo. Super adorable.

    • Reply Amanda September 21, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you so much Trisha! Your blog name is pretty awesome as well šŸ˜‰

  • Reply Caroline @ In Due Time September 18, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    How pretty! I LOVE it!

    • Reply Amanda September 21, 2015 at 4:57 pm

      Thank you Caroline!

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