DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus

December 15, 2015

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and EucalyptusGrowing up in a creative household, Christmastime meant handmade gifts and crafting holiday decorations. The weeks leading up to Christmas would be filled with art projects and a messy dining table covered in art supplies. Not much has changed since then, and each year I find myself in a virtual DIY Pinterest board for the month of December. This latest project is a spin on the tradition holiday wreath, using not only pine and winter berries, but adding eucalyptus for a modern twist. This wreath can be made in multiple sizes and can be hung on the front door or inside so enjoy the amazing scent of pine and eucalyptus!

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and EucalyptusMaterials:

Pine Tree Clippings (most places that sell Christmas trees will let you take their trimmings for free)

Winter Berry Branches (found at Trader Joe’s or any florist)

Eucalyptus bunch

Gold Macrame Ring (these come in various sizes, I used a 6″ and a 12″)

Ribbon

Scissors

Wire snips

Florist’s wire

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus

Directions:

Start with your pine sprigs trimmed at various lengths (about 6-10″ for bigger gold ring). With the stems all at one end, place a small bunch onto the ring and wrap floral wire around the stems until secure.

Repeat with another small bunch of sprigs, placing the stems in line with the first bunch, but facing the opposite direction. Continue until desired fullness of pine is reached.

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus Trim the eucalyptus into smaller sprigs and tuck the stems into the pine and securing with wire, building out from the original pine stems in two opposite directions.

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and EucalyptusNext, trim the winter berry branches into smaller springs and fill them in between the pine and eucalyptus, using wire to secure where needed.

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and EucalyptusCut a piece of ribbon at least 24″, or to desired length for hanging. Wrap around the top of the gold ring so your greens are at the bottom, and tie a knot or bow.

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and EucalyptusDIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus
Finally, hang wherever you’d like to enjoy your holiday wreath!

DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus DIY Holiday Wreath with Pine and Eucalyptus