Fresh eucalyptus wreaths are gorgeous… but they don’t last. Get step by step instructions to make your own gorgeous faux eucalyptus wreath that looks like the real thing!
It’s been a while since I’ve made a traditional wreath. I’ve supplemented holiday wreaths, and I’ve purchased some inexpensive ones, but I decided this year it was time for a new, gorgeous, fuller front door wreath. And decorating the front porch for fall seems like the perfect opportunity.
Of course the faux eucalyptus wreath I fell in love with was over $200, and I simply couldn’t justify that right now, even if it were more of a year-round style than most fall wreaths. So, naturally, I added it to my list of DIY projects to do for less. 😉
Faux Eucalyptus Wreath
I know it’s not a traditional fall wreath, which usually has fall florals or autumn colors, but I kind of love it that way. I’m feeling the need these days more and more for cozy, simple, and uncomplicated… and a mixed eucalyptus wreath seemed the perfect touch for that vibe.
If you’ve been following for a long time, then you’ve seen a DIY eucalyptus wreath before (which I still use sometimes!). But I was ready for one that had more silver dollar eucalyptus and other larger, flat leaves… and I’ve been perfecting the technique for a real-life natural look. So I’m excited to share today’s wreath tutorial with you!
DIY WREATH TUTORIAL
I have a video walking you through the process, plus step by step written instructions below!
- 20″ grapevine wreath
- ~10-12 branches of a variety of faux eucalyptus (depending on size)
- hot glue gun
- floral wire
- wire snips
Update: I got my greenery at my local Michaels. They have changed up some of their faux greenery this year, but I’ve gathered very similar ones for you!
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Find out how to make a beautiful, real-looking eucalyptus wreath!
- Cut eucalyptus branches
Using the wire snips, cut the large eucalyptus branches into single stems, leaving 3-5″ of stem below the leaves of each one if possible.
Tip: You are not trying to cut the stems into shorter pieces; you are just separating them from the bunch.
- Insert each stem into the grapevine wreath
Insert the 3-5″ stem into the grapevine wreath at an angle so that the stem lies flat along the curve of the wreath.
Tip: If you have different “varieties” of eucalyptus, use all of one type at a time, interspersing it evenly around the wreath.
- Secure base of stems if needed
Many stems will be held securely by the grapevine wreath without any help, but if a stem does not seem secure, add a dot of hot glue at the base of the stem
Tip: Put the glue as deep into the grapevine wreath as possible so the glue will not be visible; this will help your wreath to look more real.
- Attach leaves if needed
Do not use hot glue to attach the leaves! Instead, if the branches need help to curve with the angle of the wreath, use a bit of floral wire to connect the stem to the grapevine wreath, leaving some space between the stem and the grapevine to allow the leaves to move freely.
Tip: It is best if the leaves are allowed some space from the grapevine wreath. This will not only make your wreath more full, but it will allow for the leaves to shift and move naturally, which will help the wreath to look more like a fresh eucalyptus wreath!
- Continue to layer in more stems
Continuing in the same direction as you started, continue to layer in more and more eucalyptus branches. Try to use a variety of leaf shapes if you like, or consider some seeded eucalyptus for your wreath.
Tip: If your branches have lots of faux seeds or plastic ends, try pulling some off to give your wreath a more natural look.
And that’s it! An easy 20-30 minute project for a gorgeous, large wreath that can be used indoors or outdoors this fall… or really year round!
Be sure to pin it for later!
More fall wreath ideas 2020
Are you wondering how do you make a fall wreath? Learn how to make an autumn wreath with one of these tutorials by my blogging friends below! Check out all these gorgeous DIY fall wreaths. There are floral wreaths, wood bead wreaths, colorful wreaths, and neutral wreaths… so many great options!
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Dollar Store Fall Wreath – Craftberry Bush
Fall Split Wood Bead Wreath – Lolly Jane
Early Fall Wreath – A Blue Nest
Fall Corn Husk Wreath – Sincerely Marie
Pine Cone and Eucalyptus Fall Wreath DIY – Twelve On Main
Dried Floral Fall Wreath DIY – Life Is Better At Home
Fall Yarn Wreath Tutorial – Hallstrom Home
Eucalyptus Fall Wreath – Modern Glam
DIY Romantic Boho Fall Wreath – The DIY Mommy
Faux Eucalyptus Wreath – Maison de Pax
DIY Fall Wreath Ideas – Jennifer Maune