DIY Make a swag of eucalyptus & dried rose buds
How to make a Eucalyptus Swag
Use aromatic fresh, dried, or silk eucalyptus branches to make a swag.
You can make a swag
in just minutes using eucalyptus, rose boutons, baby's
breath and a raffia bow.
Gather 9 pieces of eucalyptus, with the tips all at one end, wire the stems
together at the base. Do the same with the other 9 pieces of
the two wired ends of each bunch, facing the tips out in either
direction. Wire the two bunches together. Cut a 3" piece of
floral wire and bend it into a U shape. Bend the tips of the U
forward and insert them into the back of the eucalyptus where the
two bunches are wired together. This makes a small hanger for the
swag. Secure the hanger in place by adding glue over it
loops with the raffia, creating a bow. Each loop should be about
1-1/2" and leave the excess as tails. Wire the bow to finish
it and cut the wire to 1/2". Glue the bow to the center of
the swag, in the front, where the two bunches overlap. The bow
should cover the wires almost completely. Extend the tails out in
either direction, following the line of the swag.
rose boutons (dried rose buds) around the bow as shown in
photograph. Glue the 3" caspia or baby's breath around the
bow and down the sides to follow the eucalyptus. Glue the 1"
pieces in among the roses in the bow.
Create a Christmas
You can spray
paint your eucalyptus stems (fresh or silk) in gold or silver or
leave natural color.
Add berries, branches,
statice,silk roses and/or burgundy calla lilies. Make a
large bow with holiday ribbon and place it in the