This DIY faux eucalyptus garland can be added to your mantel or table for Thanksgiving or Christmas decor. It’s easy to create and makes a big impact in your home!
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DIY Faux Eucalyptus Garland
Less is more, except when you are making a faux eucalyptus garland! I am a recovering maximalist and slowly, but surely I have been getting rid of stuff and decorating with less. Check out my post, “30 Days to Simplify Your Home” and get a FREE checklist!
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As I was setting my Thanksgiving tablescape, I had so much more on the table than seen here. It just didn’t feel right, but I was afraid to remove anything because I thought it would look too bare. I started removing the candle holders and other pumpkins and realized that it was exactly what I was looking for! The tablescape is simple and classic.
I created a fall wreath swag to go on a mirror last year and decided to add it to my Thanksgiving tablescape as a garland this year to bring in some greenery. Although the greenery is faux, the eucalyptus adds the perfect soft green to the table. To add dimension, I used some faux feathers and other greens in the swag last year.
I loved how it looked on the table, but it needed a little something extra. I knew that my DIY wooden bead garland would be perfect to be laid on top of the garland! There’s a nice contrast in color and texture that adds some depth to my Thanksgiving tablescape, without making it look to busy. Read on to see how to make it!
How to make the DIY Faux Eucalyptus Garland:
- Faux eucalyptus bunches (silver dollar and seeded)
- Additional greenery of your choosing
- Wire cutters
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
If the bunches are grouped together, cut the stems apart so you can manipulate the individual stems.
Start grouping different stems together creating a long line of stems. For example, place a eucalyptus stem on a flat surface. Then put another one a few inches below. Next, get a seeded eucalyptus stem and place it a few inches below the previous one.
Attach these stems together using floral wire. Now you can add any other greenery that you will be using. Repeat this process for as long as you want one half of your garland. You will be making a mirror image of the garland you just created, and they will get attached in the middle to make one long garland.
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After you are happy with the way that one half of your DIY faux eucalyptus garland looks, overlap the stems several inches of each garland and attach them with floral wire. Then repeat the process with the floral tape to try to cover the wire.
At this point, you will be able to see the floral tape, so you are going to cover it using more of the eucalyptus stems. I added them going up the stems and going down the stems. These were attached with floral wire, but I was able to wind the wire underneath the leaves, so you can’t see it.
Here are the pictures of how to layer the DIY faux eucalyptus garland on your table! You can use it for fall, Thanksgiving decor, or even Christmas and winter! This garland would look adorable on a mantel combined with some wooden beads, bells, and stockings! For some Christmas mantel inspiration, check out my post, “Simple & Classic Christmas Fireplaces!”
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DIY Faux Eucalyptus Garland for The Thanksgiving Table
If you like eucalyptus, check out my DIY Faux Winter Eucalyptus Wreath!
My Thanksgiving table is simple and informal, but that is how I like it! I like the soft neutral colors and the different textures. Last year I used the faux eucalyptus garland as a swag on my living room mirror and this year, I used it as a garland paired with my wooden beads! Who knows how I’ll use it next year!
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