DIY Magnolia Leaf Garland

Inspired by this amazing wedding where the Magnolia Leaf Garland takes center stage, we wanted to see how easy it would be to make one! Thanks to Nature’s Grace Design, who explains how to add this whimsical detail to your wedding without increasing your budget. Add simple candles for a romantic tablescape or drape it across the back of the bride and groom chairs.

Photography: Danielle Defiore


Materials needed:

Magnolia Leaf Tips
Cording or Paper Wrapped Wire
Paddle Wire

Tip: Before you begin, set aside a few magnolia tips for filling in any natural gaps in the garland




1. Clean down magnolia tips cutting away bruised, discolored, or torn leaves. After cleaning, prune woody stem leaving approximately 3-4 inches length.

2. Lay out the desired length of cording, with a few extra inches on each end for tying off.

3. Start your garland by laying the magnolia tip on the cording wire, making sure you leave a few inches on the end for tying off.


4. Begin wrapping the magnolia tips and cording wire together with the paddle wire. Wrap down the stems away from the leaves. It is important to keep the paddle wire tight as you wrap for a secure garland.

5. When done with the first piece, place another magnolia tip slightly overlapping the first on the cording wire. Wrap in the same manner until you are at the end of the stem. Continue this process with the rest of your magnolia tips until you reach the desired length.


6. For the end piece, simply turn the magnolia tip in the opposite direction to finish off the garland. Lay it slightly overlapping, and bind it to the garland with the paddle wire. Wrap the extra cording wire around the last stem for tying off.


7. After setting your garland in the desired location, use the extra magnolia tips to fill in any open spaces.


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  • Stephanie Stevens says:

    Hi there! I am looking to do this for my wedding. How much magnolia did you use for this one garland? Thanks!!

  • Milmith says:

    Thanks for sharing.I found a lot of in teresting information here. A really good post, very thankful and hopeful that you will write many more posts like this one.

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