If you are looking for a wreath to last you all winter, even after the holidays are over, try making this easy DIY faux winter eucalyptus wreath for your front door! You can embellish it with ribbon and bells to make it more festive for a Christmas wreath and remove those items after the holidays are over!
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DIY Faux Winter Eucalyptus Wreath
The holiday season is upon us and we are all starting to look at holiday decor! I told myself that I wasn’t going to buy anything this year, but…
…the sales were just too good! I didn’t buy anything full price except for a couple of things in the Target dollar spot!
Take a look at my Holiday Shop for items that I bought and love!
I knew that I wanted to create a faux winter eucalyptus wreath for winter that I could use the whole season long! Sometimes you don’t know what to hang on your door after the holidays are over, and this wreath is perfect for that!
The wreath is made with all faux materials, but you could certainly add in some real eucalyptus along with the faux. In fact, that is what I did for a DIY wreath making workshop that I hosted with a friend of mine, Michele from Sweet Threads Design Co.!
They turned out so cute! I love how you can give a group of people the same materials and the end results can look so different! The materials are listed below, but I used a faux pine garland, a faux juniper branch, and a green wreath base to make my wreath. I actually had some leftover eucalyptus that I used, but HERE and HERE are two other options.
I added THIS black and white striped ribbon for some contrast and THIS adorable wooden bell to make it more festive! The great thing about making your own wreath is that you can make it any way you like! You can add in berries, pinecones, bells or anything else!
Read on to find out how I made it! This is one of many posts in the 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. Make sure you check out my first post, “DIY Kids Advent Calendar Stocking!” I give you FREE printable ideas for each day!
How to DIY the Faux Winter Eucalyptus Wreath:
- Green wreath base
- Pine garland
- Juniper/cedar branches
- Floral wire
- Wire cutters or sharp scissors
- Faux pinecones
- Black and white ribbon
- Wooden bells
The green artificial wreath base will need to be fluffed. Work the branches out so that they are all spread out.
Cut your garland in four (or more pieces). Cut the branches of your Juniper into smaller pieces along with your eucalyptus. This will make it easier to manipulate the greenery. I suggest doing a trial run by laying your pieces on top of each other on the wreath. Move them around, and see what you like!
Once you have figured out your layout, you can begin wiring your pieces to the wreath. Wire the juniper branches to the wreath. Make sure that you wrap the wire all the way around the wreath base and twist it so that it is fully secure. Continue to do this until the branches are all wired. (You can also wire your juniper and pine together and wire it to the wreath base. This is a preference. If it’s your first time making it, I might suggest wiring all of the juniper branches and then all of the pine branches to the base.)
Next, move onto your pine garland pieces. Try to fill in any gaps with these. For example, if where you wired the juniper branches to the wreath base, there might be a little indentation. Try placing the pine garland piece onto of that area to cover the indent. As you are wiring your pine to the wreath base, you can start fluffing the juniper branches and pulling them through the pine branches. Your goal is to have some of the juniper branches sticking through the pine. This will add dimension and make it look more realistic!
After that, you can begin adding your faux eucalyptus! Take the cut pieces and start adding them in every few inches. You can play around with them. I like symmetry, so I wanted them to be in a similar place on both sides of my wreath.
Finally, add the ribbon and the bell! I strung the wooden bell through the ribbon and used the ribbon to hang the faux winter eucalyptus wreath to the door. I used a small thumb tack and nailed the ribbon to the very top of my door (the part that is closed into the door frame). This way you don’t see the tack, and it doesn’t make a hole in the face of the door.
DIY Faux Winter Eucalyptus Wreath
Related: DIY Kids Advent Calendar Stocking
This wreath is perfect for those cold months after Christmas! You can even begin using it before the holidays! I love that you can keep this wreath for many years to come because it is all fake. I normally buy a real wreath, but all of the supplies for this wreath cost around $20! You can’t beat that! However, like I mentioned above, you can easily add in some real eucalyptus. The smell is wonderful! It should dry very nicely!
If you like eucalyptus, check out my DIY Faux Eucalyptus Garland that I made for my Thanksgiving tablescape!
Wreaths are such an easy way to turn something basic into something beautiful!
Here are some more DIY wreath ideas from my friends from the DIY Blog Tour Facebook page!
There’s sure to be a wreath that you would love for your front door!
- Kippi from Kippi at Home is giving you two gorgeous Christmas wreath ideas made from grapevine!
- Rebecca from the Zucchini Sisters created the prettiest pom pom wreath that won over my neutral loving heart!
- Jill from Impressive Windows & Interiors turned a $17 wreath into a $170 wreath by adding some beautiful embellishments!
- Pamela from DIY Vibes created the sweetest embroidery hoop Christmas wreath!
- Although I love my neutral colors, I’m always blown away by colorful decor like the fun and colorful pom pom wreath that Jessica from Jessica Welling Interiors made!
- Jane from The Boondocks Blog made a classic Christmas wreath using the sweetest bells and an old necklace!
- Leah from The Thrifted Nest turned an old sweater into an adorable wreath!
- Agnes from Just That Perfect Piece created a rustic looking candy cane wreath too pretty to eat!
- Lia from Southern Yankee DIY made a gorgeous wreath by adding in some flowers and an adorable wooden sign!
- Kristen from Tribe of Burton created this minimal Scandinavian Christmas wreath!
- Jane from Sustain My Craft Habit, upcycled different materials to make this adorable aqua coastal Christmas wreath!
- Michelle from Our Crafty Mom is sharing 25 easy to make Christmas wreaths!
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