In this post: DIY Eucalyptus Garland Tutorial. Make your own garland from dried, seeded eucalyptus. Easy, step-by-step directions.
My philosophy about centerpieces, like most decor, is that simple is best. My favorite method begins with layering, followed by adding natural elements and a pop or two of color. Most of the time I use trays to layer but for this centerpiece I began with table runners and added a DIY eucalyptus garland.
I first showed you some seeded eucalyptus when I nestled some velvet pumpkins in my silver urns. I had just enough left over to make a garland for my dining room table. Here’s the very quick tutorial!
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DIY Eucalyptus Garland: Supplies Needed
- Piece of 1/4 inch twine/rope that measures the length of your table.
- Florist wire cut into 5 inch pieces.
- Fresh or dried seeded eucalyptus branches.
On a flat surface or table, lay out the piece of rope lengthwise. Gather 2 or 3 branches of eucalyptus and attach to one end of the rope with a piece of florist wire.
Continue adding bunches of eucalyptus to the rope, making sure to cover the wires. Trim the ends of the rope if needed. Lay the garland on your table. Fill in any bare spots with more eucalyptus.
As soon as the garland landed on my table I just knew it was perfect. The eucalyptus had dried to a sort of silvery shade of green and even though it wasn’t super full, it was full enough. I nestled in four orange velvet pumpkins and four birch candles.
FYI: The grain sack pillow covers in the background are from a darling Etsy shop called Farmhouse on Boone. The shop owner, Lisa, also has a sweet farmhouse blog by the same name. Her blog has become one of my favorites so please stop by and see what she’s up to! I’ll show the pillows again in my Fall Home Tour that’s coming up next week.
From start to finish, this DIY eucalyptus garland centerpiece took less than an hour…and that included ironing both table runners! You can use this method to make any kind of garland. Some ideas are:
- preserved or fresh boxwood
- cedar pine branches
- dried hydrangeas
I plan to add dried hydrangeas to my garland later this fall to switch it up a bit. More on that to come!
With everything that has happened the past few weeks, in Texas and Florida, I have spent this week feeling amazingly grateful. Grateful for my home, the safety of my family, and my simple life. When bad things happen to good people, it can be hard to understand. All we can do is keep the faith and try to get through it the best we can. That is my hope for the people of Texas and Florida.
Thank you for stopping by and spending a few minutes of your day with me. I am grateful for that too.