You will love how easy this eucalyptus wreath is to make!
Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful wreath full of greenery. And the eucalyptus wreath is a classic for Christmas decor. This easy to make DIY eucalyptus wreath can be ready in no time, seven minutes to be exact!
I love wreaths, and they can be used anytime of the year to add some style to your home!
As much as I love real wreaths, the clippings get so dry so fast in our extremely dry climate. I have tried everything to keep them looking nice longer than a couple days.
This year I gave up and decided it was time to make a faux wreath. And it looks so amazing! The faux eucalyptus springs look so real and I don’t have to spritz them with water daily.
But the best part of this wreath is how easy and fast it is to make. Start to finish only took me 7 minutes!
And the only “tools” needed are a pair of wire cutters. You will be wanting to add a beautiful eucalyptus wreath to every room. It’s so easy!
Where to Buy Faux Eucalyptus Stems
At Christmas time you can find eucalyptus stems in a variety of places at a great deal for making wreaths:
- Check in your local craft store’s seasonal floral department. These are usually makes down highly so they can be sold before the season is over.
- Ikea carries Eucalyptus stems at Christmas time.
- Shop Amazon for beautiful eucalyptus stems (bonus, you don’t have to wait in line at the craft store!)
When buying eucalyptus sprigs to make super easy wreaths, make sure the stems have wire in them. That will allow you to shape them into the perfect wreath shape.
How to Make an Easy Eucalyptus Wreath
- Grapevine wreath
- I used a 14″ grapevine wreath and it gave me a wreath that is about 18″ total width. Here is a similar one that is 18″ wide (Amazon link) if you want a larger wreath.
- Eucalyptus stems with wire inside (Amazon link)
- Wire cutters
- Twine string (Amazon link)
Start by cutting the eucalyptus stems off so each longer piece is its own. Leave a good amount of wired stem on the bottom.
Curve the stems by slightly bending the wire inside. The stems need to curve in the direction of your wreath form.
Press the stems into the grapevine wreath form. The wire stems should be able to be tucked in between the vines and be secured.
Make sure the stems curve in the direction of the wreath as you press it into the wreath form.
Continue adding stems in front of the first one. You want to add them slightly to the inside of the wreath form, slightly to the outside of the wreath form and along the front.
Make sure the stems alternate between these three locations as you move around the wreath. Also, make sure all the stems are painting into the same direction around the circle.
Once you get all around the wreath to the beginning. Hold it up to check for any bare spots or spots that need to be thinned. Move stems as needed to get a uniform wreath.
Also, bend stems more as needed to keep them in a circle around the wreath.
Once you are happy with the thickness and shape of your wreath, decide where the top will be.
Flip the wreath over and tile a piece of twine string around the wreath form (tuck it under the eucalyptus stems on the front).
Twist the tied string so the knots are at the top. Use the string to hang your wreath on a hook.
I have a tiny nail in the back of my wreath over the mantel so I can quickly loop a new wreath over it each season. You can also use command strips hooks (Amazon link) to hang wreaths without leaving a hole to patch later.
And the wreath looks so amazing hanging over the DIY rustic mirror. The perfect way to start my Christmas mantel decor.
And the rest of our Christmas mantel was made with this easy Scandinavian paper Christmas village. I love easy seasonal decor!