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Cedar and Magnolia Leaves For Christmas

My original plan was to visit a Christmas tree farm or store selling trees to get limbs and I hoped to find someone with a magnolia tree that did not mind cutting a few limbs. I finally went to Lowe’s and purchased cedar garland and got a few straggly Christmas tree limbs. I worked on a floral arrangement for the mailbox using the cedar garland and the tree limbs for hours. What I ended up with was not what I had envisioned.

Thankfully, I ran into my neighbor who has a magnolia tree in their backyard and they cut some limbs for me. I tore up everything and started over.


I added magnolia leaves to the front door garland and wreath. If I had more leaves, I would redo the wreath completely but it’s a week before Christmas, so it’s just fine.

Please ignore my mailbox. It needs to be pressure washed.

I prefer the mailbox arrangement from the side. I should have paid more attention to what side of the leaves were facing forward as I zip-tied each stem. Again, it is a week before Christmas, it’s fine.


Since I had two magnolia stems and some cedar leftover, I placed some cedar around the den.

I placed the magnolia stems and some cedar on the foyer table.

All in all, I’m pretty happy with my decorations this year. Merry Christmas!

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