This past week was quite a week.
You know, the ones where the complications reach an almost laughable level?
Where your husband is traveling, two of your three kids are sick, your roof is leaking (in three places), your car is in the shop (for the fourth time in three weeks), you have major renovations being done to your home (that prohibit your children from playing outside), and sleep is practically non-existent.
Wait… you mean not everyone has weeks like that?
Well, that was my week (I kid you not), but amidst all the chaos, I created this beautiful wreath
for you for me. For my home. For my sanity. To bring a little beauty and serenity in… not because I don’t love you guys but because, boy, did I ever need it! 😉
And this DIY eucalyptus wreath may not bring world peace, but it gave me a little creative quietude and makes me smile.
Natural eucalyptus wreaths easily run at least $75. I considered trying to make or buy a dried one (or a fresh one that I let dry), but I decided I wanted one that would really last. And if I want to add some eucalyptus scent, I could always add a few real sprigs into the mix. Adding embellishments is so easy with a full wreath like this.
Making it was a snap.
Materials needed to make a faux eucalyptus wreath:
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- 18-20″ grapevine wreath
- 2 large bunches of fake eucalyptus
- 2 small bunches of fake eucalyptus
- wire cutters
- floral wire (ok, so I actually used one small trash bag tie… but you can be more professional and use floral wire 😉 )
I snipped the individual stems from the main stem as far down as possible, then inserted each stem individually into the grapevine wreath, always facing them in the same direction. In one place, the sprigs seemed to be a little too wild, so I secured them in place using the
floral wire trash bag tie. I kept going around the wreath until I was pleased with its fullness.
And pleased I am!
The mixture of large bunches and small bunches from my craft store were to bring a little more variety into the coloring of the leaves (since they offered different colors in the different sizes). I love the natural element the color variety brings.
And the best part is that by catching a 50% off floral sale, this entire wreath cost me just over $20. And I’m thrilled about the year round decorating possibilities. With just a little touch, it becomes a gorgeous fall masterpiece. All I did was stab some fall embellishments into the wreath, no real attaching necessary.
And a red ribbon would be perfect for Christmas. A few white or colorful flowers for spring. The possibilities are endless. For now, though, I’m enjoying its fullness and the touch of fall beauty.
What do you think? Could you enjoy this throughout the seasons?
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