Find a Magnolia tree and climb it.
Collect leaves and buds and sticks from said tree.
Staple them to a head-sized ring of cardboard from your recycling bin or construction paper. If you don't have a stapler handy, try sewing them in place and linking the leaves with their own stems like we did here.
Behold, His Royal Highness King Magnolia!
(inspired by the never ending source of inspiration over at The Crafty Crow)