How to Make a Paper Magnolia Garland Centerpiece

Learn how to make a strand of magnolia blossoms using crepe paper and live branches.
By: Camille Styles

Tools and Materials:
white crepe paper
yellow stamen
white floral tape
green wire stems
scissors
pen
magnolia branches
floral wire

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Fold crepe paper to approximately a 4" x 5" rectangle.

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Draw a large petal shape in center of crepe paper. Cut out to make multiple petals out of folded paper.

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Fold floral stem in half. Thread stamen through folded stem and fold upward. Tightly twist stem several times to secure stamen.

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Stack two petals and scrunch at the bottom.

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Place scrunched petals on stem and attach with floral tape. Repeat 3 times for a total of 8 petals.

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Fluff petals and twist wire stem around magnolia branch. Repeat on additional magnolia branches, and attach all branches with floral wire to form a garland of desired length.

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