Gettin’ Crafty

Since we moved into our home after long months of renovations, I’ve continued looking at it as an on-going  process. I’m constantly looking for unique decor and little touches to make this house more of my dream! I’ve even dedicated a hashtag to it on my Instagram with #CEBhome to kind of showcase my style in interior.  I’ll admit thinking of DIY projects has made me scared in the past, but I’ve finally found (and conquered) a project that I’m proud to share. And besides it’s almost too easy not to try for yourself!

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So here’s what you’ll need for your wall hanging:

  • A 6-foot wooden rod
  • Jute twine
  • 3 bouquets of eucalyptus
  • 2 Exterior decking nails (and a drill, duh)

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut your string. Start by cutting six 24-inch strings and tie them around with a simple knot. Spread them evenly in the center of the rod and make sure they’re about 4 inches apart. Next you’ll cut five 18-inch  pieces and tie them in between. But really you can make the strings as long or short as you want.  Overall, your strings should all be 2 inches apart.

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Step 2: Bundle your mini bouquets. When I bundled them, I started with the silver dollar eucalyptus (the one with the round leaf) and layered from there. They’re perfect because they are a flat so they provide a base for the rest of your bouquet. I wanted each to be totally unique, so I bundled them and layered them differently with seeded eucalyptus (to add fluff) and baby blue eucalyptus (for length) depending on how textured I wanted it to be. Once you’re done with yours, it’ll be nice and staggered at the bottom. Keep in mind that it’s not meant to be perfectly lined, it’s meant to look effortless.

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Tip: Use the bottom 4 inches to tie your bundles. Take your bundle and tie a knot and use the end to wrap a few times, then tie a second know to secure it.

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Step 3: Hang your masterpiece. I chose to hang mine over my TV, but you can hang this virtually anywhere and make a statement. Wherever you decide (dining area, bedroom) make sure there are studs to put nails in. Angle them slightly upward so the bar will simply rest on it. Step back and make adjustments to make sure it’s where you want it to be and fix the layers however you want!

I hope you all enjoyed my DIY can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

XOXO Camille Elena

Camille Elena

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