Make: Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

Soothing smells, earthy colors, decor delight with one of the easiest DIYs there is!

This post comes to us from our blog intern, Emily.

Eucalyptus, a plant native to Australia, is minimal and smells divine. So the idea of incorporating dried flowers or branches into a recent wall hanging I made seemed like a no-brainer. I highly recommend!

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Buy fresh eucalyptus. I purchased mine at the local florist for under 10 dollars, and there was quite a bit left over.

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When choosing your yarn, consider textures and tones that will best complement your space. I used the two lighter yarns on the right, and the hemp to hang. To keep the eucalyptus in place, a hot glue gun or artist’s wire will do the trick.

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Tie string around two ends of the stick. This is how you will hang the piece.

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Start by cutting your string to relatively the same length (I like the way it looks if a little uneven). If you end up with some really long pieces, or aren’t happy with it being uneven, you can trim the ends when finished! Note: I used almost all of my yarn for this.

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To tie the yarn onto the stick, fold your string in half, create a loop, and pull the two ends of the string through the loop. Repeat SEVERAL times.

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Once you have your string in place, take your selected eucalyptus branches and place them. Arrange them to your liking and add as many as you want.

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Once you are happy with your eucalyptus placement, take your wire (if this is the method you chose) and wrap it around the top of the branch with a few pieces of yarn. You may have to do this around a few spots if you chose fuller/heavier branches that need more support.

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Fidget around with the string and eucalyptus until everything feels secure.

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Wa-la! How easy is that?

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Place on your empty wall, or swap out that old piece of art for a fresh, earthy eucalyptus wall hanging!

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4 years ago

This looks so cool, I bet it smells amazing!
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4 years ago

I really love this. I already have a few rope DIY planters hanging up in my apartment and this looks like a wonderful addition to those. Especially for the frangrance.
Marina // http://www.MARINASAYS.com

4 years ago

Emily, you’ve been killing it with your posts! I can’t wait to try this after spring break. My apartment will probably need some soothing scents.
xx
Ella
http://www.thirteenoctobers.com

4 years ago

Such a lovely idea! I know exactly what I’ll be using all my left over yarn for this Spring.
Krystal
http://www.floradelsoul.com/

4 years ago

What a fantastic idea, thanks for sharing!

Taryn
4 years ago

So cute!! <3

Side note: Anyone who has a dog just be careful as eucalyptus is poisonous to them.

Jenny
4 years ago

Adorbs!

To add on to what Taryn mentioned, eucalyptus is also very toxic to cats! For pet owners, maybe making this with dried lavender could a safer modification :)

4 years ago

A fab idea indeed, especially for a sun room or a deck.

Carrie
1 year ago

This is great. I’m new to this – what types of yarn would you suggest?