Have you ever seen Duck Dynasty?
It’s about a family that looks just like ZZ top….who own a duck calling empire.
The show is a cross between The Waltons meets The Swamp People meets Father Knows Best.
All set in the bayous of Louisiana.
I was supposed to be making a magnolia wreath this weekend and somewhere between step 1 and step 2……I became embroiled in the Duck Dynasty drama of Miss Kay’s goats.
The goats were escaping when Miss Kay was doling out marital advice while cooking cornbread and the employees over at Duck command center were all about building Willie’s brother a new office because he was an under-appreciated member of the Duck call clan and he needed an office door with a title.
Scintillating drama at its finest.
I was riveted.
And worried about the goats.
So much so…..that I almost forgot to make the wreath.
I was an hour away from telling the three french hens there were only 11 days of Christmas this year.
Luckily the goats survived.
And the wreath made it to the front door. 🙂
Magnolia Leaf Wreath
Step 1: Start with a wreath form
I purchased mine at Dollar Tree.
For only a dollar.
Can you believe it?
The entire project cost only $1.06.
It was the soft kind of floral foam so the leaves could stick right into the form.
It is an eight-inch form which makes about a 17″ to 18″ wreath.
Step 2: Add first layer of leaves
Place wreath form on top of an upside down bowl.
It makes it easier to turn as you work around the wreath.
Insert leaves every two inches in a circle around the bottom of the wreath form.
It makes it so much easier to put the leaves in if you cut the tip of the leaf at a slant before you put it into the wreath form.
Step 3: Continue adding layers
Repeat step 2.
Add layers until wreath is completely covered with magnolia leaves.
I added about 4 layers to completely cover the wreath.
Hang on the door and finish off with a burlap ribbon.
It was an exciting afternoon.
Five minutes after this picture was taken I walked by the television as the Duck Dynasty clan ripped the new office they just built from the side of the warehouse...
….and used it to house the goats.
As thrilling and exciting as duck dynasties in Louisiana are…..
…..I’m turning back to the Hallmark channel. 🙂