How to Make a Eucalyptus Wreath That Will Look Gorgeous in Any Season
Sure, a wreath of seeded eucalyptus branches is pretty, but it's also versatile! It's the perfect way to decorate for any season. Create a wreath that perfectly fits your space, and then add accents that match your decor. Tuck sprigs of berries, pinecones, and even felt flowers into the wreath to create the perfect custom piece.
We love seeded eucalyptus because it has pretty, full leaves as well as a natural color variation in the seeds and stems. But if you prefer the look of standard eucalyptus, feel free to swap it out. Our simple wreath is built on an embroidery hoop base. Embroidery hoops are often sold in sets of graduated sizes, so consider making a family of these eucalyptus wreaths to display as a group. Just follow the directions below to make your own simple wreath in under an hour.
How to Make a Eucalyptus Wreath
- Embroidery hoop
- Seeded eucalyptus branches (check floral supply wholesalers)
- Floral wire or floral tape
- Wire snips
- Seasonal accessories
Follow these simple how-to instructions to make your own eucalyptus wreath. You should be able to complete the project in under an hour.
Step 1: Attach Eucalyptus Branches to Embroidery Hoop
To create the base wreath, gather several eucalyptus branches and use floral wire to join them at the stems to make bunches of branches. Make several of these clusters and layer them over the top of a Wood Embroidery Hoop ($2, Michaels). Use more floral wire or Floral Tape ($3, Michaels) to attach each bundle to the hoop, overlapping the bundles to hide the stems. When you've attached bundles all the way around, fill in any empty areas with additional branches.
Step 2: Add Embellishments
Now's your chance to really personalize your wreath! Go all-natural and add sprigs of berries, leaves and pinecones, or opt for crafted elements, like felt flowers. This is the perfect opportunity to pull in colors from your existing décor. If you're hanging the wreath inside, choose embellishments that tie into other elements in the room. If you're hanging your wreath on the front door, consider adding colors or flowers that match the plants on your porch.
Step 3: Add Ribbon & Hang
Use a length of ribbon or large decorative hook to hang the wreath on your front door. You can see from the photo here that this wreath looks great paired with fall front porch displays, but add a few red berries or Tiny Christmas Ornaments ($12, Target) and you have a decoration that's just as well-suited to a winter holiday display. We love the idea of continually adding to this eucalyptus wreath, even after it has been hung!