The other day I shared a peek at the living room
getting a little bit of it's cozy on for winter
With a warm fire in the fireplace
lots of candles
and a chunky throw on the sofa
I also re-styled the mantel and kept it more simple for winter
with just a eucalyptus wreath on the mirror
which I made using that eucalyptus I ordered for Christmas decor.
In November- I ordered a box full of fresh eucalyptus to use for the mantels
and for garlands and accents.
I made a thick garland to drape on the fireplace in the bedroom
(more on that one coming soon)
and for the living room
it was simply placed on top of the mantel
I knew that the eucalyptus would dry well
and that after the Christmas decor was put away,
I wanted to make a wreath with some of it
You can purchase wreaths pre- made- they cost somewhere around
$80 and up depending on the size.
Here's what you need:
a grapevine wreath in the size you would like
Start by attaching the wire to the grapevine wreath and securing it.
Next attach the first piece of eucalyptus by laying it on the wreath and wrapping the stem and wreath with the wire (looping it around)
Then continue with the next piece of eucalyptus
and the next, the next and so on until your wreath is covered.
When the eucalyptus is dry there will be some leaves that drop and areas
that are not as full as a fresh eucalyptus wreath.
So I tucked in a few extra pieces to fill it in and give the wreath fullness and more shape.
I didn't wire these pieces- you can either tuck them into the grapevine
or use a hot glue gun
Simply attach the eucalyptus to the wreath
to add in the extra fullness where you would like
Simple simple simple.