Monday, June 05, 2006

Majestic Magnolias

  • 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.

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