How to Make a Eucalyptus Wreath

Overview

Eucalyptus leaves create an attractive background for dried flowers as the natural hues of eucalyptus blends well with any color and provides depth to the wreath. Its refreshing fragrance is believed to combat the effects of stress, promote mental clarity and improve concentration. Hanging a eucalyptus wreath near your work area, or in the kitchen, does more than simply provide a decorative accent. It releases invigorating fragrance to lift the spirits.

Step 1

Cut eucalyptus stems to 4 to 6 inches.

Step 2

Gather small bundles of three to six stems. Wire the stems to the wreath ring, beginning at the top with the ends facing to your right.

Step 3

Add a second bundle of eucalyptus so the leaves cover the stems of the first bundle and wire the bundle in place.

Step 4

Repeat the procedure to fill the entire wreath ring. Tuck the stems of the last bundle under the leaves from the first bundle to conceal the stems.

Step 5

Add a decorative bow, dried or silk flowers, or other embellishments. Use hot glue to attach items to a permanent wreath. Wire flowers and ornaments to a floral pick and tuck the end of the pick into the foliage for wreaths if you intend to change the decorations to match the seasons.

Things You'll Need

  • Wreath ring
  • Wreath wire
  • Floral picks (optional)
  • Hot glue gun/sticks
  • Dried or silk flowers (optional)
  • Ribbon
  • Embellishments

References

  • Sunset: 4 Steps to a Perfect Wreath
  • Save on crafts: How to Make a Wreath

Who Can Help

  • Lifescript: Making Your Own Holiday Wreaths
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About this Author

Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with 4 years experience in online writing and a lifetime of personal journals. She is published on various sites, including Associated Content. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.