-Plant trimmings (eucalyptus for today, try greenery that you have available!)
-Wreath frame (available at any craft store, or use an old wreath)
-Yard trimmers (for the heavy duty branches)
-Ribbon or decoration of your choice
Saturday afternoon, a neighbor was trimming her eucalyptus bush. The eucalyptus trimmings looked gorgeous and smelled even better, so I decided to put them to use. My holiday wreaths of artificial pine are an eyesore at best. Time to up cycle and free cycle!
I started but removing the dusty (fake) pine from it’s metal wreath backing. Left with a wreath skeleton, I trimmed the eucalyptus pieces down to a manageable size (approx. 2.5 feet) and began to weave the trimmings through the wreath frame. Once the entire wreath circle was entwined with eucalyptus, I simply added more where needed. Popped on some ribbon and that’s a wrap!
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Eucalyptus P.S: Before cocktail hour later that Saturday, I decided to tweet my project success complete with picture (not as cute as the doggy Delores picture above!). DAVID BROMSTAD -THE COLORSPLASH HGTV DESIGNER GUY – favorited my Eucalyptus tweet and then tweeted to me, “@christystucker Amaze!”. So yes, I can die happy now 😉 XOXO, MotherStucker