It’s been a while since I updated my DIY wreath but today is the day!  If you’re new to my site, let me fill you in on my wreath philosophy….I use just one wreath for every season.  Why?  Because wreaths are expensive and more importantly to me, they’re hard to store!  I have one twig wreath that I can use year-round and decorate according to the season.  This year I decided to use real seeded eucalyptus branches for a simple look.

 

Here’s what I started with: a twig wreath, floral wire, eucalyptus branches, and a box of pine cones and acorns that I’ve collected over time.

 

Unlike other wreaths I’ve made in the past, this one really doesn’t have a lot of steps or embellishments, so this is going to be a rather short tutorial!  To start, I selected branches of eucalyptus and placed them around the wreath in the same direction as the twigs.

 

Once I was happy with the placements and weight distribution of the eucalyptus, I simply used floral wire to secure the eucalyptus to the twig frame.

 

Ultimately, I decided to add some pine cones to the mix and again, used the floral wire to tie them to the frame of the wreath.

 

I always use an upside-down Command hook on the inside of my front door to hang my wreath.  I simply make a knot in the ribbon that I’m using to hang it and put it over the top of the door.  For Fall, I choose a wired burlap ribbon to add some texture.

 

The wreath WILL dry out in just a couple of days.  The leaves will turn more of a silvery-sage green and some will whither a bit, but eucalyptus dries out nicely and so will still look nice.  It can be delicate, though, so careful not to bump into it!

 

Here’s a look at some of the other looks this twig wreath has had!

 

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 comments on “Simple Eucalyptus DIY Fall Wreath”

  1. Hi Kim,
    I have had one of those twig style wreaths for years, and recently gave it a makeover. I removed all the glued on hydrangeas, and used some cotton stems to give it a completely different look. I didn’t even trim them, rather stuck them in and overlapped them slightly to cover the long stems. It is now a brand “new” wreath and looks so pretty hanging on a hook in my recently restyled bedroom.

    • Hi Robbyn,

      That’s a great question that I totally forgot to mention! I purchased it from the floral section of my local grocery store. In this particular case, I had to special order it because it was August at the time, but in another week or so, the store will start carrying it regularly for the fall season. Grocery stores sometimes sell small bouquets of greenery that you can purchase to mix in with other flowers. Sometimes I like the mixed greenery bouquets, but I’ve found that you can ask for all one type of branch and they’ll make a custom bouquet if they have it available. :) Kim

  2. Thank you for the inspiration to keep the same wreath and give it a new look ! I have limited space so this is a winner for me !!

  3. Hi Kim, You never fail to delight and inspire with your creativity! I love the idea of using something green for a fall wreath. Adding the pinecones and hanging it with burlap ribbon makes it perfect for fall. It looks especially beautiful against your fabulous door and your address numbers. Thank you for sharing your creation!

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