We love to do crafts with Magnolia leaves. Not only are they everywhere here in our Southern Landscape but they are also a hearty leaf that will stick around for years to come.
They other day I had a small class where we painted and gold leafed some leaves.... The result was simple, modern, and lovely.
We have found that acrylic paint works best. We also added touches of gold leaf and glitter to give them a little bit of sparkle.