I always plan to plan ahead for the holidays, but life doesn’t always cooperate. This year with a newborn, I still want to do a bit of holiday crafting and decorating but I want it to be easy. I am sharing 2 easy ways to make a eucalyptus wreath, but really you can use any type of branch or stems. Just keep it easy!
I love to have options don’t you? Not only will I show 2 easy ways to make a eucalyptus wreath, but I am joining a Deck The Halls blog hop hosted by my friend KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm, where other bloggers will share even more holiday inspiration!
Not sure what a blog hop is? Each person participating will share links to other participants so that you can “hop” over to visit.
If you are joining from Cindy at Cloches & Lavender, thanks for stopping by! I loved her tree topper ideas! Welcome to all readers and hope you enjoy.
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1st way to make a eucalyptus wreath- embroidery hoop.
One of the local grocery stores has a random section of bins filled with some seasonal items and stationary. My son loves to look through this section and I often indulge him because I like to look too!
They had small embroidery hoops covered in fabric with cute quotes about plants. At less than a dollar a pop, I didn’t feel bad to tear off the fabric.
Other than the embroidery hoops, not much else is needed. Oh, I forgot to include the floral wire in the photo above! I use green florist wire to attach branches and other greens to wreaths.
The pretty blue ribbon was just fifty cents at a church rummage sale. If I have time, I try to always stop at rummage sales, estate sales, all the sales. You just never know what you will find.
Blue is my Christmas color this year and the ribbon will tie in with other crafts like these decoupage ornaments.
Wrap eucalyptus branches along the top of the embroidery hoop.
Secure branches with florist wire.
Wrap a small piece of florist wire (2 to 3 inches should be enough) around the branch and hoop.
Twist wire to tighten.
Tie ribbon for hanging.
2nd way to make a eucalyptus wreath- cardboard base.
Grab string, pen or pencil & a push pin
Tie the string to both the push pin and the pen or pencil as shown above.
Your string should be the width of half the size of wreath size you would like.
Center the pin on cardboard and draw a circle.
Are you getting flashbacks of geometry ha ha? Radius and diameter of circles and all that.
Hold the pin in place as you draw a circle as shown above.
Draw the inner circle.
Wrap the string around the pen a few times to draw the inner circle of the wreath form.
Cut out the wreath form and add branches.
The cardboard peeks out in a couple spots, but overall it provides a nice sturdy base in a pinch!
Trio of wreaths.
Combine both wreath making methods for a festive backdrop display!
One more wreath idea- I made a pretty ornament wreath with a coat hanger and it is one of my favorite projects!
Now on to the next person in the hop! Susan Scampini of Hen & Horse Design. You will get a kick out of her idea
Holiday Hop Day 1
Holiday Hop Day 2
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