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7 Minute Eucalyptus Wreath Tutorial

You will love how easy this eucalyptus wreath is to make!

Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful wreath full of greenery. And the eucalyptus wreath is a classic for Christmas decor. This easy to make DIY eucalyptus wreath can be ready in no time, seven minutes to be exact!

Beautiful faux eucalyptus wreath hanging over a mirror.

I love wreaths, and they can be used anytime of the year to add some style to your home. As much as I love real wreaths, the clippings get so dry so fast in our extremely dry climate. I have tried everything to keep them looking nice longer than a couple days.

This year I gave up and decided it was time to make a faux wreath. And it looks so amazing! The faux eucalyptus springs look so real and I don’t have to spritz them with water daily.

But the best part of this wreath is how easy and fast it is to make. Start to finish only took me 7 minutes!

And the only “tools” needed are a pair of wire cutters. You will be wanting to add a beautiful eucalyptus wreath to every room. It’s so easy!

Christmas mantel with a paper Christmas village and easy to make eucalyptus wreath.

Where to Buy Faux Eucalyptus Stems

At Christmas time you can find eucalyptus stems in a variety of places at a great deal for making wreaths:

  • Check in your local craft store’s seasonal floral department. These are usually makes down highly so they can be sold before the season is over.
  • Ikea carries Eucalyptus stems at Christmas time. 
  • Shop Amazon for beautiful eucalyptus stems (bonus, you don’t have to wait in line at the craft store!)

When buying eucalyptus sprigs to make super easy wreaths, make sure the stems have wire in them. That will allow you to shape them into the perfect wreath shape.

Easy DIY eucalyptus wreath hanging over a mirror above the mantel.

How to Make an Easy Eucalyptus Wreath

Supplies:

Start by cutting the eucalyptus stems off so each longer piece is its own. Leave a good amount of wired stem on the bottom.

Cutting faux eucalyptus stems with wire cutters.

Curve the stems by slightly bending the wire inside. The stems need to curve in the direction of your wreath form.

Curving the faux stems with wire in them to shape them.

Press the stems into the grapevine wreath form. The wire stems should be able to be tucked in between the vines and be secured.

Make sure the stems curve in the direction of the wreath as you press it into the wreath form.

Inserting the eucalyptus springs into grapevine wreath form.

Continue adding stems in front of the first one. You want to add them slightly to the inside of the wreath form, slightly to the outside of the wreath form and along the front.

Make sure the stems alternate between these three locations as you move around the wreath. Also, make sure all the stems are painting into the same direction around the circle. 

Adding more stems to the diy eucalyptus wreath.

Once you get all around the wreath to the beginning. Hold it up to check for any bare spots or spots that need to be thinned. Move stems as needed to get a uniform wreath.

Also, bend stems more as needed to keep them in a circle around the wreath.

Finishing the easy eucalyptus wreath and shaping it.

Once you are happy with the thickness and shape of your wreath, decide where the top will be. 

Flip the wreath over and tile a piece of twine string around the wreath form (tuck it under the eucalyptus stems on the front). 

Tying twine to the top of the wreath to hang it easily.

Twist the tied string so the knots are at the top. Use the string to hang your wreath on a hook.

Making a place to hang the eucalyptus wreath.

I have a tiny nail in the back of my wreath over the mantel so I can quickly loop a new wreath over it each season. You can also use command strips hooks (Amazon link) to hang wreaths without leaving a hole to patch later. 

And the wreath looks so amazing hanging over the DIY rustic mirror. The perfect way to start my Christmas mantel decor. 

This eucalyptus wreath was made in just 7 minutes to hang as part of the Christmas mantel decor.

And the rest of our Christmas mantel was made with this easy Scandinavian paper Christmas village. I love easy seasonal decor!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

DIY Eucalyptus wreath over the mantel.

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Dana

Sunday 29th of December 2019

Using a 14 inch grapevine wreath how many sprigs of eucalyptus do you think that you bought to use?

Kati

Monday 30th of December 2019

I didn't do too good at counting them while making the wreath, but I used 4 or 5 total.

Donna C

Friday 6th of December 2019

I can't wait to try this tutorial because I really struggle with anything like this!!! I'm hoping I can make the wreath while following these directions although I wish you had included a video tutorial----I am a visual learner and would see what you are doing much better in a video rather than just the pictures. But I will try with the written directions and see how it goes!!

Kati

Monday 9th of December 2019

Thanks Donna! There is a short video to help you see what I am doing in the pictures. Please let me know how it turns out!

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