DIY Seeded Eucalyptus Garland | Easy Fall Centerpiece Idea

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Make your own seeded eucalyptus garland with these easy, step-by-step directions. It’s the perfect fall eucalyptus centerpiece for your table.

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 seeded eucalyptus garland.

seeded eucalyptus garland with birch candles velvet pumpkins

Eucalyptus Garland Tutorial

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 eucalyptus garland for my dining room table. Here’s the very quick tutorial!

seeded eucalyptus garland vintage scissors and twine

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Eucalyptus Garland: Supplies Needed

seeded  eucalyptus garland with printed directions

Seeded Eucalyptus Garland Steps

On a flat surface or table, lay out the piece of rope lengthwise. Gather 2 or 3 branches of seeded eucalyptus and attach to one end of the rope with a piece of florist wire. 

Continue adding bunches of seeded 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.

seeded eucalyptus garland fall centerpiece on dining room table

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.

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From start to finish, this DIY seeded 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
  • arborvitae
  • dried hydrangeas

seeded eucalyptus garland fall centerpiece orange pumpkins birch candles

Table runners featured are no longer available. Here are some other options!

Click {HERE} for birch candles.

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  1. Sandi Biquet says:

    Your table is beautiful! I didn’t see anywhere to click on optional table runners. Where did you purchase that particular one? Also, please tell me where is a good place to shop for the birch candles? Thank you!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Sandi…the shopping widget I had installed in the post disappeared! I just added more links to similar table runners and also a link to some reasonably priced birch candles. I got that particular table runner at Kirklands, but it’s been a few years ago now.

  2. Where can i find those placemats

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Mona…they aren’t actually placemats. They are table runners that are going width-wise on the table. Those table runners are sold out, but there’s a shopping section at the end of the post with similar options. Thank you!

  3. Hi Ann, I’m a little late catching up on my emails, but with the Midwest heat we’ve been having it’s still a bit early to actually decorate for Fall. But I love your simple, beautiful ideas! I do have a question on using the seeded Eucalyptus on tablecloths/runners. Does it stain the cloth at all? I love using it in flower arrangements but was always concerned to have it directly on the cloth.
    Keep inspiring us! We all appreciate it!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Jan! To my knowledge, and I’m not an expert, eucalyptus only stains when it gets wet. When I made the garland, the eucalyptus was already beginning to dry. If you didn’t want to use fresh eucalyptus, faux would work just as well. Good luck!

  4. Ann – adding my voice to the chorus! I love how effortless this looks, apart from the ironing, of course! This is simple and unfussy, but so very impactful! You are so bold to show orange so early in the season!

  5. Catherine M Foy says:

    I have never used table runners cross ways of my table. I think I’ll go fabric shopping and make my own. I love the look. I enjoy all of your fabulous ideas.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Hello Ann! Beautiful fall center piece, I always enjoy reading your post.

  7. Anne Marie Gorman says:

    Who manufactured the runners that are no longer available? I’d like to put it on my Ebay watchlist. Thanks.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Anne Marie…I’m not sure of the manufacturer but they came from Kirkland’s last year. Good luck!

  8. jean waldrop says:

    Would love to see a photo of the full table.

  9. Colleen Howell says:

    I love the table scape, it is so pretty and perfect for fall

  10. Charlotte says:

    Lovely as usual. Where did you find realistic looking seeded eucalyptus?

  11. Ann,
    Your website looked nice before– I didn’t think it needed improvement– but WOW!! It looks super amazing!! I finally used your recommendation to create my own logo and brand colors– she does great work. I love your new blue, and your new berry sprigs are perfect.

  12. Barb Hightower says:

    I love your daughters pumpkin cupcakes, and am anxious to make them! Also, your eucalyptus centerpiece looks stunning for fall! Thanks for all your wonderful yet easy ideas. I’ve been with you since the beginning, and look for your many ideas each week! Thanks, Ann, for adding so much to my home life!!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      You are most welcome Barb…thank you so much for your friendship!

  13. Elizabeth Anne says:

    Love this beautiful and very soft idea to decorate for fall. The table runner is a great idea and I plan to do this for my table. Thank you for inspiring me to try new things. Thank you for the source for the eucalyptus!

  14. Ginger Wolf says:

    I love the tablescape with the plaid runners and candles. Just what my farmhouse table needed.

  15. Cathy Miceli says:

    Thank you! I find your blog very inspirational! I had checked the site you mentioned for the velvet pumpkins and found them very expensive, JoAnn fabrics had similar ones for much less and I plan to replicate your ideas with some of those. Thank you again!

  16. Just ordered the eucalyptus from etsy. Can’t wait for the delivery. Absolutely love your table!!!!

  17. Your garland is simple and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

  18. I live in FL. Thank you for your kind words.
    Lovely centerpiece and nice distraction for us.

  19. Constance Leach says:

    As usual, I absolutely LOVE your ideas! This garland is so great with the velvet pumpkins!

  20. Christine says:

    Beautiful tablescape. I too love velvet pumpkins with natural stems such as eucalyptus or bittersweet.

  21. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says:

    Ann, your garland is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tutorial for this. You have so many great idea and I thank you! Bless you!

  22. Love eucalyptus anything.Our home made it through Irma.I’m still in Pa. spending time with
    my daughter and new granddaughter.Hope to do some fall decorating when I return home
    next week.Going to keep it simple with neutrals and maybe some velvet pumpkins.

  23. Lovely, simply lovely.
    : )

  24. Ann, it’s beautiful! Don’t you just love the options for Autumn decor? FYI, I’ve had a few hardships in the past when the oil from the eucalyptus damaged the surface underneath. I’m more cautious now if it’s weeping at all. Love the aroma, but it can be at a price if you’re not careful. Just thought I’d mention.

  25. Susan Barr says:

    This is just lovely. Without a plan in mind, I have been accumulating all the parts of this tablescape–and now I know just what to do with them! Thank you for a great plan–all I need is the eucalyptus, which I can usually find at my local Trader Joe’s. It is fresh, but dries on its own quite nicely. I just love your taste, and I’m very grateful that you share your ideas so generously.

  26. Ann,
    After seeing your tablescape I purchased one from Kirkland’s. I love it. Your ideas are wonderful and thank you for sharing them.
    Bless you.

  27. Ann this is so pretty. Love it.

  28. Norma Rolader says:

    Beautiful!!!! Thank you for all the info for the eucalyptus garland centerpiece, with the candles, velvet pumpkins and the table runners just awesome! Thank you and God bless

  29. Ann,
    Where did you purchase the candles and table runner? I am doing this. Thank you!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Mary Ann! Links to the candles and table runner are in the post. The text is a blue and bolded. Hope this helps!

  30. This is very pretty. We are adding a dining room to our house and I can’t wait to decorate. Hope it is done by Thanksgiving. I especially love the birch candles and I think the addition of the dried hydrangeas will be perfect. Love your decorating style. Your home is so pretty.

  31. Love the natural center piece & really like your table runners. Thanks for sharing a new blog,because of your suggestions I follow a couple others that you liked.

  32. New to your site, What beautiful talent you are so gracious to share. I am enchanted with your design. Thank you.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Carol…thank you for saying “hello” and welcome to On Sutton Place!

  33. Going outside now to see what to bring in to twine around my birch candles. Thx for inspiration.

  34. Beautful rustic table. I love the look with the birch candles and velvet pumpkins.

  35. This is so pretty Ann. Can’t wait to try this.

  36. Simple, but lovely! I”m definitely going to look for seeded eucalyptus for my fall displays this year!

  37. Beautiful, Ann! I was unable to find fresh, affordable, seeded Eucalyptus anywhere locally. I did however find faux @ Pier One, that was very pretty. Thought I would mention this in case other readers found the same issue.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Shelly!
      Yes…it’s hard to find and a little pricey. The good thing is that it does dry nicely so it’s not like you’re spending a fortune on fresh flowers that will die. I had to order mine from florist shop inside a local grocery store. Thank you so much for the Pier 1 tip!!

  38. Your house table scape is beautiful and so simple. I like the idea of using rope to attach the greenery . I think this is something I could try!

  39. Thank You Ann! I Truly enjoy ALL your wonderful ideas!!!!! I look forward to receiving an E-mail from you. Thank you for your time ,thoughtfulness,inspiration&kindness!!

  40. Sandi Weiler says:

    Great idea. I love eucalyptus. The colors are so perfect for fall. I’ve used alot of soft blues with my pumpkins this year and that looks good.

    Like you Ann I’m grateful for the blessings God has bestowed on my family.

    We have alot of evacuees staying in our town here in Alabama. My church fed them 1 night and to talk to folks who aren’t sure if their homes are ok is devastating.

    Thanks for sharing

  41. Very pretty & it looks easy enough. Thanks for the time & effort you put into sharing this.

  42. Brenda Pruitt says:

    Your table is just gorgeous! I was just looking at her pillow covers the other day. She has beautiful things in her shop.

  43. Mila Bassett says:

    So beautiful, Ann! I bet it smells fantastic as well. The colors are just gorgeous. I would never think to use twine as a base for the garland– thanks for the tutorial!