There’s something special about a fresh bundle of eucalyptus that instantly lifts my mood. Whether rain or shine, one of my favorite Saturday morning routines is taking our little man out for a stroll, picking up a latte, browsing our local bookshop and of course, stopping by flowers. Eucalyptus is always part of my selections. And for some reason I find it a bit hard to part with them after they’ve had a good run. It’s almost as if they become apart of our household like little family members (I promise you I’m not creepy). So naturally, I try to come up with creative ways to include them in our home without looking like some bizarre hoarder with an obsession for dried up flowers. I’ll use twine and hang them upside down on our wooden peg racks, hang some over a vintage mirror or beside our framed pictures, or collect some into white antique pitchers. There’s some kind of calming effect about them. Obviously I can’t keep all the flowers I collect, but some just seem too special to throw away. And with this super easy project, I’ve found another lovely way to adorn our home with one of our favorites.
Behold this sweet and minimal DIY eucalyptus wreath! I think it took me about 15 minutes to get it to my desired look, with a little tweaks here and there.
What you’ll need:
- Eucalyptus foilage
- Wooden quilting hoop (I used an 18 3/4″ hoop)
- Paddle wire
- Wire cutters
- Jute twine
(Theo’s learning to love and adore plants just as much as me. Bonus!)
Naturally the most amazing quality of eucalyptus is its fragrance…so minty fresh! The only downside is that it can dry up to a crisp very quickly.
Here’s a tip: Do some preparation a little ahead of time before making your wreath. Condition them with plant food and water at least 24 hours in advance, and spray it regularly throughout the day with water. This way you’ll enjoy your new, fragrant wreath for weeks to come.
What to do:
- Lay the wooden hoop flat on a table
- Take the largest branch and gently angle it along the hoop in your desired position (I wanted mine to look somewhat asymmetrical)
- Use the wire to wrap around the branch to secure in place from end to end
- Continue layering around the wreath base until you get your desired effect, using the wire to secure in place (as I continued to layer mine, I left some ends to hang loosely and unwired, which created a laid back rustic effect)
- Use the jute twine to create a loop for easy hanging to your desired height
Find the perfect spot to hang and you’re done! A little pretty DIY magic. It even looks lovely hanging right on a window.