We are blessed to live at the end of a street lined with beautiful magnolia trees. The leaves are huge and hard. I like to step on them when I go for a walk because they crunch so loud! I’ve seen other bloggers make wreaths out of them but I wanted something just a little different so I came up with a hand-lettered magnolia leaf centerpiece.
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Supplies for Hand Lettered Magnolia Leaf Centerpiece
These are the only supplies I used: a pile of dried magnolia leaves and a bunch of different white and metallic markers. I’ll share my favorites below.
How to Make a Simple Thanksgiving Centerpiece with Leaves
First I just played and tested all my markers. I liked the thick white marker but thought it was a little too stark. But I did like using the thin white marker to highlight a darker metallic marker.
I finally settled on a gold metallic pen and did my faux calligraphy with the words BLESSED, GRATEFUL, and THANKFUL. (Scroll down to see the other pens I sampled.)
I thought these would be good reminders for me.
I tucked these leaves in different vignettes around my house but most stayed in this magnolia leaf centerpiece on my dining table.
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Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear what you’re doing for a fall centerpiece. Leave a comment and let me know. Featured on Your Whims Wednesday.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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Originally published on Sep 27, 2017.
Grammy Dee says
Looks very nice! What a great idea! Thank you Ann for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.
pamela smith says
I really like these! So simple, yet elegant. Pinning!
Looks beautiful. What a great idea.
So pretty – and simple. Magnolia leaves are some of my favorite and full of childhood memories…my grandmother would weave together green leaves with match sticks and make hats for me to wear. I always remember her when I see magnolia leaves now! 💕
Great idea! My magnolia leaves get brown so
Fast so this is perfect!