Wreaths are a staple during the holiday season, but they can often be expensive. Make your own inexpensive Eucalyptus wreath and enjoy the fragrant smell all winter long. Follow these easy steps.
We chose seeded eucalyptus over other eucalyptus varieties. It’s readily available at wholesale florists, remains fragrant throughout the holiday season, and maintains a silvery green hue when dried.
-Greenery of choice.
-Wreath form. We purchased a bound twig wreath at the local wholesale nursery. Pre-made twig wreaths allow simple construction and require limited or no wire attachments. (Styrofoam, artificial, or traditional wire wreath forms may also be used.)
Select a few sprigs of 6 to 8-inch greenery with long stems and insert stems into the twig form.
If needed, secure greenery with florist wire. (This step may be eliminated, depending on the weight of chosen greenery.)
Repeat the process, adding greenery in the same direction around the wreath.
Tuck the last branch of greenery underneath the starting piece and check for even distribution of greenery. Trim as needed. Use floral wire and wire cutters to attach adornments of choice. Small wooden stakes are essential to pierce large, heavy fruits, such as apples or lemons.
Spritz greenery with water every night for maximum freshness. Eucalyptus will dry out after several days but it should maintain its wonderful fragrance and color throughout the entire holiday season.