- Magnolias are blooming like mad here in the South! This is the first time I've had one of these stately flowering trees on my own lawn. I find myself using its shiny green leaf clusters year-round. Here are a few quick things to do with the majestic magnolia:
Float a single blossom in a shallow water bowl.
- Pen guests' names in gold ink and use as placecards.
- Staple or hot glue leaves around a cardboard circle or swag, a la Roman laurel wreaths. When the leaves brown and dry, spray paint the whole thing antique gold.