Christmas wreaths are such a great way to add a bit of festive cheer to the home and can be super easy to make, so this year, I thought I would give one a go…
Instead of the traditional moss based wreaths, I wanted a much simpler look and something that took minimal effort and time…. welcome to the easiest Eucalyptus wreath EVER…. hurrah!
Fragrant and textured, Eucalyptus is a great choice for your festive foilage and can easily be found at any good florist.
Be warned, it can go crisp quite easily, especially if like me, you choose not to use a moss base. But, if you condition the foilage with food and water for 24 hours before use and then keep it regulary sprayed with water, you should be able to enjoy your wreath for many weeks to come.
Materials (available from local florist)
- Eucalyptus foilage
- Wreath wire frame
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Lay the metal wreath wire flat on a table
- Take the largest piece of eucalyptus and place on top of the wire and into position with the stalk placed by the wire opening (top of wreath)
- Use the floral wire to wrap around the branch to secure in place
- Continue layering all the way around the wreath base until you get your desired effect, using the wire to secure in place
- For a more laid back rustic look, leave large parts of the Eucylyptus unwired so it hangs more naturally
- Use the wire to create a loop for easy hanging or use ribbon for a more decorative look
And there it is… The easiest DIY wreath ever… Enjoy!