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How to Make a Fresh Eucalyptus Wreath: Easy DIY Tutorial


Eucalyptus Wreath DIY Tutorial

There’s something undeniably charming about a wreath on your front door, welcoming guests. 

If you’ve ever wanted to create a fresh, year-round wreath, a eucalyptus wreath is the perfect DIY project.

front door eucalyptus wreath

The best part? You can easily craft your own gorgeous wreath with just a few simple materials and a bit of creativity. 

This easy DIY tutorial will guide you through every step, helping you create a stunning eucalyptus wreath for your home. 

Eucalyptus is such a gorgeous greenery. I love using fresh greenery stems in my home for decor for so many reasons. 

how to make a fresh eucalyptus wreath for front door

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Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to create something awesome with eucalyptus!

silver dollar eucalyptus

How to Make a Fresh Eucalyptus Wreath

Before you start your easy diy wreath project, you will need to gather a few craft supplies. 

craft supplies for eucalyptus wreath


For this project you will want to use fresh eucalyptus stems.

I found my eucalyptus at Trader Joe’s. They sell a bunch of eucalyptus for around $3 each. I used 5 bunches total for this project.

diy eucalyptus wreath

You can also find fresh eucalyptus at most grocery store floral sections.

My favorite kind of eucalyptus is the silver dollar eucalyptus. But I also think that mixing in a different type of eucalyptus, like seeded eucalyptus, would add some really pretty texture. 

fresh eucalyptus wreath

Benefits of Fresh Eucalyptus

  • It smells great – One of the coolest things about eucalyptus is its amazing smell. The leaves release this fresh and clean aroma that can make any room feel more inviting. It’s like bringing a piece of the outdoors indoors – the kind of scent that makes you take a deep breath and just feel good.
  • It’s a muted green color – Imagine a color that’s calm and easy on the eyes. That’s exactly what eucalyptus brings to the table. It’s this soft shade of green that’s not too bright and not too dull – just right for making your space feel peaceful and connected to nature. 
  • It’s a neutral floral stem – Eucalyptus is like the superhero of the floral world – a neutral stem that can be combined with lots of other items to create a beautiful arrangement. You can pair it up with other flowers, different types of greens, or even some twigs.
  • It dries well – You know how some fresh florals look great at first but then kinda lose their charm? Well, eucalyptus isn’t like that. It’s a keeper. After it dries out, it still looks beautiful and can be kept as a decoration for your home. 
  • It fits in any home decor style – Eucalyptus is like a chameleon – it adapts to whatever decor style you love. So, if you like to switch things up or if you’re still figuring out your style, eucalyptus is a safe bet.

If you want to create a faux eucalyptus wreath, that would also be a great option. Here are some great options for faux eucalyptus stems. 

Faux Eucalyptus

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Prepare the Eucalyptus Stems 

Start by separating your eucalyptus bunches out into smaller branches. Trim your eucalyptus branches to smaller lengths using scissors.

I cut my branches into small pieces that were about 5 to 6 inches long each.

eucalyptus greenery stems

2. Attach the Eucalyptus Branches

Next, you will start to place the smaller eucalyptus pieces into the grapevine wreath.

Start by inserting the base of the piece into the wreath form, then continue adding stems, slightly overlapping them for a full and natural look.

easy diy wreath eucalyptus

Try to push the stem far enough into the grapevine wreath form until it seems secure. The twisted design of the grapevine wreath form will hold the stems in place.

eucalyptus leaves

The idea is to make all the eucalyptus leaves and stems flow in the same direction around the wreath. This creates the really nice, polished overall look for the arrangement. 

fresh greenery wreath diy

Keep adding more eucalyptus pieces into the wreath form. Make sure as you go that you continue to insert the pieces in the same direction around the wreath form.

grapevine wreath form diy wreath
diy eucalyptus wreath with grapevine wreath form

At this point, you should start being able to see the pattern coming together! It might not be perfect or the exact density that you want yet, but you should be able to see a general directional flow starting to form.

eucalyptus stems

3. Achieve a Balanced Design

As you keep attaching more pieces, pay attention to the overall balance of the wreath. Cover any bare spots by adding additional pieces of eucalyptus stems. This will make sure that your wreath looks lush and well-proportioned.

gorgeous wreath made of eucalyptus

Keep adding eucalyptus until the entire wreath is filled up and looks like it has an even density of leaves.

Don’t hesitate to adjust and rearrange the eucalyptus pieces until you’re satisfied with how your wreath looks. 

fresh wreath leaves

4. Tie up Any Loose Eucalyptus Pieces

Once you think that your wreath is finished, pick up the wreath form and hold it so that it hangs vertically.

You’ll notice that some of the eucalyptus leaves will start to fall or droop. This can easily be fixed with some floral wire.

diy fresh eucalyptus wreath

Using wire cutters, cut a piece of floral wire and wrap it around the stem part of the piece that is falling. Then attach the piece to the wreath form

eucalyptus wreath diy

It takes a little bit of patience, but you should be able to wrap the wire under the greenery so that the eucalyptus leaves actually cover the wire. You won’t be able to see the floral wire at all.

diy wreath eucalyptus

5. Add a Wreath Hanger

To finish the wreath, you can add a wire hanger to the back of the grapevine wreath form

Take your floral wire and cut a long piece using wire cutters. Bend the wire to create a loop and then attach the loop to the back of your wreath through the grapevines. 

Now you’ll have a secure loop that you can use to hang your wreath on the front door. 

diy eucalyptus wreath on front door

Isn’t this eucalyptus wreath gorgeous? I was so impressed with how well this wreath looks and it cost me a fraction of what a florist would charge for a fresh eucalyptus wreath.

front door wreath year-round

Over time, your wreath will slowly dry. But the leaves will keep their shape and the wreath will remain a beautiful decoration in your home.

Creative Seasonal Variations

Eucalyptus is a very neutral greenery and works as a year-round decoration. You can keep your eucalyptus wreath out for all of the different seasons instead of buying new wreaths. 

fresh eucalyptus greenery wreath

Try experimenting and adding different kinds of seasonal accents to make your eucalyptus wreath work for all seasons.

In the spring, add some small white floral picks to your wreath. 

For the summer season, add a large bow with navy and white length of ribbon.

During the fall, add some dried foliage, twigs, and fall leaves in muted colors.

Then during the winter and Christmas time, add pine cones, dried oranges, small Noah bells, and velvet ribbon

DIY Eucalyptus Wreath FAQs

Question 1. How long will fresh wreaths last? 
A well-maintained eucalyptus wreath can last for a few weeks. To extend its lifespan, mist it lightly with water and store it in a cool place when not in use.

Question 2: Can I use faux eucalyptus for this DIY project? 
Absolutely! Faux eucalyptus is a great option if you’re looking for a longer-lasting wreath that can be reused for multiple occasions.

Question 3: Where can I find the best eucalyptus branches? 
Eucalyptus branches can often be found at local grocery stores, craft stores, and even online retailers. Trader Joe’s and Amazon are great options to consider. You can also order fresh Eucalyptus from Etsy sellers

Final Thoughts on the Eucalyptus Wreath DIY 

You’ve now got all of the tools you need to create DIY wreaths for your home.

Crafting a fresh eucalyptus wreath is not only an easy DIY project but also a great way to bring natural elements into your home for any season. 

diy eucalyptus wreath front door

Remember that there’s no one right way to create a eucalyptus wreath—experiment with different eucalyptus varieties, mix in complementary elements like dried flowers or berries, and play with various arrangements to find the style that resonates most with you.

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  1. Your Eucalyptus wreath looks so lovely! And easy to make! I love the simple style wreath without anything else on it!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks Katrin! I love simple too – sometimes it doesn’t need anything more to make a statement 🙂


  2. So beautiful! And I bet it smells heavenly! Thanks for linking up to our Pretty Project Party this week 🙂

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks so much Sarah – and Yes I love the smell of eucalyptus too!
      >> Christene

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks so much Ashley!! And thanks for the pin 🙂
      >> Christene

      1. where can I buy fresh eucalyptus for the wreath and I was thinking about adding lavender too

        1. I got the eucalyptus at Trader Joes. They always have greenery at pretty cheap prices. I’ve also seen some at Costco and Whole Foods.


  3. So once the eucalyptus dries completely, it will remain intact enough to continue to hang in your home for years? I am wanting to make two small ones, and this would be prefect and so much cheaper. Not to mention smell amazing!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      It will remain in a dried state. Mine is a little bit brittle, but I am not touching or moving it around a lot. I try to be careful with it. I’m not sure if you are moving it around a lot how long it will last, but just try to be delicate with it. 🙂

      >> Christene

  4. This is beautiful! Pinned 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks so much for the Pin Emily!

      >> Christene

  5. This is fantastic! I’ve absolutely got to try it—thanks so much for inspiring us on Monday Funday! ox

  6. I love the color of eucalyptus, too. That will look great on your door for a long time! Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty 🙂

  7. Linda Foster says:

    I feel in love with the smell of Eucalyptus back in the 70’s. A large vase with nothing but Eucalyptus branches was not only a pleasant greenery in a room but the exotic scent would pervade the entire room. Placing the vase close to the front door would welcome each visitor with such an lovely undertone. Yes, I’m an old hippy! LOL! However, I have bought several bunches of Eucalyptus branches from different sources over the past couple of years but none of them have had the fragrance I remember from those long ago years which really makes me sad. Has my sense of smell diminished that much? I can still smell roses and perfumes and patchouli and those scents have not changed. Or were the branches we were buying back then treated in some way differently than they are now?

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hi Linda! I love the smell of eucalyptus too! I’m not sure if they are treated differently now. I’m wondering if maybe they are picked earlier before they are super fragrant in order to ship them to stores around the country. Maybe if you were able to find local greens they might be fresher and more fragrant.

      >> Christene

  8. Your wreath looks beautiful! I will be featuring this at Merry Monday in my Get Crafty post. See you at the party.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Hi Jenny, Thank you so much! And thanks for featuring me this week at Merry Monday :)!
      >> Christene

  9. Hi Christine! I found this on Pinterest this weekend and I’m wondering if, years later, you think the wreath held up? Thanks for the post! I think I’ll make it either way 🙂

  10. Hi Christena!

    What a gorgeous wreath! Thanks for this diy tutorial! Wondering..what’s the price range for creating this wreath?

    Thanks a bunch!

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thank you! I think it’s around $20 to make a wreath like this if you get the eucalyptus at Trader Joes – it’s about $3 per bunch of greens there.

      >> Christene

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