How to Use Dried Eucalyptus in Your Floral Arrangements - Sola Wood Flowers

How to Use Dried Eucalyptus in Your Floral Arrangements

Eucalyptus has become a stylish essential in floral arrangements and home decor alike. Recently, nature-inspired textures, colors, and materials have completely taken over floral decor trends, and Eucalyptus is definitely at the center of those desirable elements. However, it can be frustrating to need to constantly replace your Eucalyptus when it dries or wilts. If you’re trying to create an arrangement or decor piece that is more long-lasting, try using dried Eucalyptus instead. Dried Eucalyptus still embodies the beautiful, round shape and dusty colors and textures of fresh Eucalyptus, but is much more sustainable and easy to use. Here are a few of our favorite ways to use dried Eucalyptus in your floral arrangements and home decor.

How to Dry Eucalyptus

Before we get started on decor ideas, you should know how to dry Eucalyptus. If you have some fresh Eucalyptus that you want to dry and preserve, you’ve come to the right place. You can sustainably and easily dry Eucalyptus to make these stunning leaves last much longer than they would otherwise.

To get started in the process of drying your Eucalyptus, find a vase that will hold the entire length of your Eucalyptus branch. Before placing the branches inside, trim the bottom edges to the desired length and smash the end of the branch to help them better absorb the drying solution. To create your drying solution, you’ll boil and combine water and vegetable glycerin in a 2:1 ratio. Ensure that the ingredients are well mixed and boiled, and make sure you create enough solution to immerse the bottoms of your stems. This is essential for a successful drying process. Place the vase in a cool, dry, dark space and leave it for up to a month until you can observe that the leaves are thoroughly preserved. For more tips on this drying and preserving process, check out this article from The Spruce Crafts! You can also try to air dry your Eucalyptus, but the branches and leaves might become a little more brittle, fragile, and discolored with this method.

If you don’t want to worry about drying and preserving the Eucalyptus yourself, don’t give up your dream of using this sustainable, stunning greenery. You can order dried Eucalyptus leaves from Sola Wood Flowers to use in your decor crafts and floral arrangements. Sola Wood Flowers has a variety of different styles and colors of Eucalyptus to choose from, and they’ll ship the greenery straight to your doorstep. These stems of Eucalyptus are beautifully preserved and easy to use in many different ways. Preserved and dried Eucalyptus will also be more affordable (and realistic) than faux Eucalyptus that you often see in craft stores and home decor stores.

Dried Eucalyptus Arrangements and Crafts

Eucalyptus is one of the most popular types of greenery, and for a good reason. Its dusty, muted color works with all different types of color schemes, no matter how unique they may be. Additionally, there are a few different types of Eucalyptus that present you with different leaf shapes and textures, giving you multiple options for your decor craft or arrangement. From Seeded Eucalyptus to Baby Blue Eucalyptus to Gumdrop Eucalyptus to Feather Eucalyptus to Willow Eucalyptus, there are many different styles that you can utilize, depending on your desired aesthetic. Often, Silver Dollar Eucalyptus is one of the most popular choices because it has large, circular leaves that drape gracefully, making it a great candidate for being dried and preserved. Here are just a few ideas on how to use dried Eucalyptus in your floral crafting.

Dried Eucalyptus Wreath

When you’re creating dried Eucalyptus arrangements, you have to take a stab at a dried Eucalyptus wreath. These wreaths are very easy to make. All you’ll need is a wreath form, some dried Eucalyptus, floral wire, and hot glue. Then, start to assemble your wreath until the Eucalyptus leaves cover as much of the wreath form as you’d like. Even though this idea might seem basic, a Eucalyptus wreath is an essential and timeless piece of decor to have. You can keep a dried Eucalyptus wreath on your door all year long and it will never look out-of-season or out of style. Plus, if you want to, you can add small seasonal touches to your Eucalyptus wreath throughout the year, such as spring blossoms, summer flowers, fall leaves, and/or winter berries.

dried eucalyptus wreath

Eucalyptus Centerpiece

A stylish Eucalyptus centerpiece can be a timeless addition to your home decor. You can use any size or style of vase and simply scatter a few different sprigs of Eucalyptus in the vase for a gorgeous, minimalistic look. Then, place your centerpiece on a dining table, shelf, countertop, or any empty space for that matter. If your style isn’t so strictly minimalistic and you want to spruce up your centerpiece with additional flowers and colors, try using a centerpiece craft kit from Sola Wood Flowers. These kits come with all of the supplies you’ll need to create a unique and stunning centerpiece, including greenery, stunning wood flowers, a centerpiece vase, and more. These centerpiece craft kits will help you to create a piece of decor that looks professional enough to use for a wedding centerpiece.

eucalyptus centerpiece for home decor and wedding table decor

Dried Eucalyptus Wall Hanging

If you want to bring more natural colors and textures into your home, this dried Eucalyptus wall hanging will be perfect for you. It is also a very easy craft if you don’t have a lot of experience working with flowers or doing DIY decor. To create this wall hanging, you’ll simply need a branch or rod of some sort to give the wall hanging structure. Then, tie lengths of string or twine to your branch. Attach sprigs of Eucalyptus to the other end of the string until the Eucalyptus hangs at the desired length. You can add other details to your wall hanging such as macrame, beads, or dyed yarn to give it a unique touch.

Eucalyptus Baby Mobile

You can also create a baby-inspired version of the aforementioned dried Eucalyptus wall hanging in the form of a baby mobile. Instead of using a straight branch or rod to hang your Eucalyptus, instead use a circular shape, such as a wreath form, to create a mobile shape that will have some rotation and flexibility as it hangs from the ceiling. Just make sure you cut your string and Eucalyptus at a length that will dangle attractively without being a safety hazard for your baby. Don’t forget to add personalized touches such as soft, felt beads. This baby mobile will be sustainable, affordable, and adorable!

Eucalyptus arrangement

Eucalyptus Garland

For a high-impact look, try creating a Eucalyptus garland. To do so, use the longest Eucalyptus branches you can find and attach them together using floral tape, floral wire, hot glue, or similar materials. Using dried Eucalyptus will allow you to easily store and reuse this garland multiple times throughout the years. A dried Eucalyptus garland can be used in many gorgeous ways. You can put it on your fireplace mantle, drape it over a staircase railing, or even use it as a table runner or countertop centerpiece.

So, if you love the look and aesthetic of Eucalyptus, remember the benefits of using dried Eucalyptus in your crafts, decor, and arrangements. Dried or preserved Eucalyptus is much more sustainable to use since you don’t have to continuously buy fresh Eucalyptus to spruce up your home or event decor. Keep this article in mind for tips on how to use long-lasting Eucalyptus for a trendy look!