Pottery Barn Wreath DIY

I love magnolia wreaths. I recently saw this one on the Pottery Barn website that had magnolia leaves, pomegranates, and pinecones.

Pretty, right? I thought it would look really nice on my fireplace over my DIY Kirkland’s wooden wall plaque, but there were two issues. First, the 24- and 40-inch options are both enormous for that spot. And second, that price — woof! Not in my budget. It seemed easy enough to make though, so I scouted for supplies. I bought a faux magnolia garland and a bunch of small apples on a pick from Michaels, and I used a 12-inch grapevine wreath I already had.

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Preserved Evergreen Wreath

I’m not a huge fan of faux flowers and greenery, unless they look super close to the real thing. I know that at Christmastime, making wreaths from pine branches and other evergreens is popular, but over time they turn brown. After a bit of searching, I found out that there’s an extra step you can take to preserve virtually any kind of leaves and branches so they keep their colors and texture indefinitely. It’s done with the maaagic of glycerin (*sparkle sparkle*).

Ready for this super easy trick?

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