What I started with
I cut the magnolias down to a size that better suited the pot. I used wire cutters as them stems were thick.
Then I cut the floral foam to size with a knife and inserted it into the pot. To arrange the flowers, I just pushed the stems into the foam.
The problem is - you can see the foam (not pretty), so I cut a piece of fake moss mat that I had (from House & Garden), then pushed the flowers back through the moss and the foam.
Here's my magnolia arrangement.
You can play around with the stems and leaves, bending them into shape.
This is in my family room, and just around the corner is the magnolia wreath in the dining room.
Magnolias make me happy. How about you?
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