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Easy DIY Boxwood and Eucalyptus Wreaths

Easy DIY Boxwood and Eucalyptus Wreaths

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This post has been so popular on Pinterest that I started making some faux-greenery wreaths for my Etsy shop and they have been selling out like wild. I figured I'd share how I make them because they really are just so easy and fun. If you want the original tutorial just scroll on down...

MATERIALS

 

HOW

  1. Separate your hoops by loosening the little screw mechanism (now you have twice as many hoops!)
  2. Trim your faux greenery where each "stem" meets the main stem (this will make the pieces slightly smaller and much easier to work with)
  3. Put a small bead of hot glue along the rim (not the top or on the inside, but on the side you plan to have facing away from the wall)
  4. Gently bend your sprig to match the curve of the hoop and place on the hot glue, continue to slowly bend and glue until firmly attached
  5. Repeat step 4 with different sprigs until you achieve your desired result
  6. Tie a small loop of bakers twine behind the greenery where you want the wreath to hang*
  7. Hang on wall and enjoy

*please note that because the wreaths are asymmetrical they WILL NOT hang in the center, you will want to hold them up by your twine to see how it hangs before placing your tack

 

ORIGINAL TUTORIAL WITH LIVE GREENS

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I love having fresh flowers in the house so when I saw that Costco had started carrying eucalyptus filler bouquets I knew it was time to try one of these little wreaths. These are so simple and so satisfying to make! You only need a handful of materials too:

How:

  1. Separate your hoops by loosening the little screw mechanism (now you have twice as many hoops!)
  2. Trim your greenery to size and trim dead and excess pieces
  3. Take your first sprig of greenery and attach to hoop using wire at the base
  4. Gently bend your sprig to match the curve of the hoop and attach with wire in the middle and about an inch away from the tip (helps it look "loose")
  5. Repeat step 4 with different sprigs until you achieve your desired result
  6. Hang with thumb tack or nail - you can also use fishing line to hang if your hoops aren't hanging from the thumbtacks nicely. 
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I'm excited to see how these dry and will probably rotate different foliage each season. Also I spray painted some hoola hoops the previous owners left behind for a giant version! Can't wait to post the results!

xoxo

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