Greenery in the home is still a huge decor trend; just look in your favorite stores, and you’ll see tons of faux plants, garlands, and wreaths for sale. While they’re a great way to add a pop of color and a touch of freshness to any room, they can also be quite pricey. Instead, here’s how you can make your own Faux Eucalyptus Hoop Wreath for a fraction of the cost! One wreath can be anywhere from $15-50, depending on the style and store, but I was able to create all three of these for under $20! Plus, when you create it yourself, your wreath can be whatever size, type of greenery, and fullness you like. Are you ready? Let’s get started!
a hoop (I got this FloraCraft set of 3 for just $3.82 at Walmart)
The basic technique for all of these wreaths is the same. You’ll use wire cutters to trim your stems/picks, then secure them to the hoops using floral wire. It’s really that simple! I had a pack of three different sized hoops, so I thought it would be fun to try out three different styles of faux eucalyptus to see how they all turned out.
SMALL WREATH – $4.50
For the small wreath, I used a very full eucalyptus pick from the Walmart floral section. The one pick was large enough to make this wreath with enough left over to use for another project. I used the wire cutters and split it into individual stems, then wired them to the hoop until they covered the bottom half.
MEDIUM WREATH – $3.50
For this hoop, I used two picks of large, dark green leaves that were 97 cents each in the Walmart floral section.
I shaped them and wired them to the hoop with one going in each direction. I made sure they overlapped at the bottom and that the leaves covered the spot where the stems come together.
You’ll want to make sure to wire not only at the bottom of each stem, but higher up as well so that the eucalyptus follows the round shape as it climbs the side of the hoop.
LARGE WREATH – $8.50
For the largest of the hoops, I used two tall stems of large, lighter-colored leaves that were a little over $3 each. I like that these have a few tiny berries mixed in as well for a bit of contrast.
These wreaths are so quick and easy to make, and you can customize them in any way you like. You can mix your greenery, add a hanger (you may notice that I added a piece of ribbon to the top of my large wreath for this), and even add flowers. You can make one, or all three, and hang them individually or as a group. There’s no wrong way to do it, and it costs a fraction of the price of a store-bought wreath.
Which one is your favorite? If you try this project, I’d love to see how yours turns out! Make sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group where you can share your project photos and we can all be inspired. See you there!