To create this wreath, you will need the following greens:4 different types of eucalyptus: spiral, gunni (baby), flat and seededJuniper sprigs (optional)You will need one bunch (about 5 to 10 stems) of each eucalyptus type, available at your local florist.Additional materials and tools:35-centimetre metal wire wreath, clamp-style form (available at a crafts store or florist)60 centimetres of feet of 5-centimetre-wide burlap ribbonScissorsPruning shearsHammer
1. Lay the metal wreath form flat. Starting with the spiral eucalyptus, work with two pieces at a time for the base layer, trimming to somewhat uniform lengths as you go. Place them between the clamps, making sure they are even.Note: You can adjust the amounts of each type of eucalyptus to suit your tastes.
5. Now it's time to add the seeded eucalyptus. As you did with the gunni, break small pieces off the stems and layer them on top. The seeded eucalyptus adds a unique texture that stands out from the rest of the wreath, breaking up the other silvery textures. Add as much or as little as you like.
6. Snip off small sprigs of juniper from the stems with garden shears. Place each piece carefully on top of all of the other greens.Note: At this point, the clamps may be getting harder to see underneath all of the greens. This is completely normal. As you place the juniper sprigs in the wreath, try to find all of the clamps and make sure each one has a sprig of juniper in it.