During these late winter months I always get real antsy for spring. The days starts to tease warm weather, and then BAM! Another cold front hits. It’s so bipolar I never know what to wear anymore! It may be different for the rest of the country, but that’s how it has been here in Oklahoma.
I am a huge believer in the “winter blues.” When it’s so cold and gloomy throughout the winter it really starts to affect G and I. Because of this I like to make sure that our apartment is always bright, inviting, and has plant material inside. It makes me think of warmer days, and I can kind of trick myself into not being so down because of the cold. Succulents are my fav, they are low maintenance, but I have also been a fan of faux plants (like these) and dried plant material such as this DIY eucalyptus wreath!
You can make this wreath with a different variety of eucalyptus as well (like this), but I could only find the baby blue variety and it worked out great! And guyyyysssss…it smelled SO GOOD in our apartment for a long time! I don’t notice it as much now, but we may just be used to it. It also dried really well too!
- Eucalyptus- like I said, I used the “baby blue” variety and it dries really well! I purchased 5 bunches from Trader Joes. My car smelled so good after transporting these babies home!
- A medium sized grapevine wreath– I believe mine was 12″ and I grabbed it at Hobby Lobby.
- Floral Scissors– this gets pretty sticky so don’t use your nice pair! Here is a good one from Amazon!
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters
Making the Wreath
Cut the large stems off of the bottom of the Eucalyptus and started placing them on the wreath in a clockwise motion. I tucked the base of the eucalyptus into the grapevine and then secured the pieces with a small strip of floral wire. I didn’t want my wreath to look too manicured so I let the last 3 inches of each piece hang out at first. Later I went through and used the wire to shape the outside more.
Continue until all of your Eucalyptus is used up and/or you have covered your wreath sufficiently! I used more wire at this point to position the stems how I wanted them and that helped clean up the outside a bit.
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Easy enough right?! It is a sticky process (Nothing drives me more crazy than sticky hands!) but it is totally worth the outcome. G and I have been enjoying ours during these cold winter months, and it will be a staple in our home year round I’m sure! Eucalyptus wreaths can cost anywhere from $30 to $50, and we did ours for about $20 (we had the wire and scissors though).
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