DECOR & DIY, Romancing the Home

DIY: A Eucalyptus and Apple Autumn Wreath

Hello and welcome to this week’s #romancingthehome challenge: An Autumn wreath! I do love a wreath, I have no idea why, but I do. I also love the smell of fresh eucalyptus. Ooh, and apples; apple pie is my absolute favourite. So, why am I going on about all these things? Because that’s what I used to make my wreath!

What I used:

Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (2)
What I used; doesn’t it just look like autumn?!
  • A bunch of fresh eucalyptus – it dries so well and it smells amazing!
  • A pack of fresh apples
  • Grapevine wreath
  • Ceramic owl decoration
  • Floral wire
  • Cocktail sticks
  • Natural raffia

 What I did:

  1. I removed the spring faux greenery and florals from my grapevine wreath.
  2. I then trimmed down some of the fresh eucalyptus and threaded it through the wreath.

    Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (4)
    It really is as easy as threading it through the grapevine wreath.
  3. Continue building the wreath to your liking. I like to see the grapevine wreath, so I only added eucalyptus to a portion of the wreath. Use the floral wire to hold in place, where necessary.

    Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (6)
    I know this isn’t the clearest photo, but doesn’t it make such a pretty frame?
  4. Once done with the greenery, I got started on the apples. I stuck them with a cocktail stick and then inserted into the wreath. I secured with more floral wire. You could probably use a glue gun here, but it just felt odd to use a glue gun on fresh apples!

    Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (7)
    A simple cocktail stick to secure the apple to the wreath – it worked!
  5. I continued to pierce and add apples, until I was happy with the look.

    Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (8)
    I know, glue would have been so much better, but I like to reuse my wreath, so I don’t want to glue anything to it. Also, glue on fresh fruit just feels wrong, so I’m going with the balancing act! If you were going to put this out in the elements, I would suggest that you glue the fruit; I don’t think that it would stand up to wind.
  6. Once all the apples were in place, I added some raffia to help secure them. I left some of the tails out, to add to the whole rustic, harvest theme.

    Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (9)
    That raffia just added the perfect extra touch of rustic to the wreath.
  7. I hung it in it’s spot, added the owl decoration, and tweaked until I had tweaked too much!

    Apple and Eucalyptus Autumn Wreath - Sawdust and High Heels (10)
    All done! I will continue to tweak it constantly, but that’s just me. Besides, every time you move the leaves, it lets off the most gorgeous scent!

That’s it, it’s all done. It’s very rustic, but I love it. And so simple too!

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Ta-da! The final product in it’s new home!

I’ll probably keep changing it up, but it’s done for now!

Please don’t forget to check out my friends and their gorgeous creations; these ladies are so talented!

Welcome to Autumn Friends!! Are you as excited as I am?!

Stacy - Sawdust and High Heels

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