See how to make an easy DIY eucalyptus arrangement in a vase! This homemade fresh flower arrangement is made with different types of eucalyptus and stunning white flowers. The simple vase arrangement is beautiful home decor, and the step-by-step tutorial also includes flower arranging techniques for faux and dry greenery.
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Easy DIY eucalyptus arrangement – Simple modern flower arrangement for vase
Fresh floral arrangements are a staple in my house because flowers are my favourite home decor. This easy eucalyptus arrangement needs just a few simple materials and less than 30 minutes. No matter your decor style, humble eucalyptus and stunning white flowers are a nice way to lighten up a space.
I work as a florist, and eucalyptus centerpieces are among the most popular flower arrangements. Each season, I receive many requests for eucalyptus wedding table decorations. Since I love eucalyptus so much, I thought it would be fun to share a step-by-step tutorial so you can create your own eucalyptus arrangement at home.
A tall eucalyptus centerpiece is beautiful and affordable home decor. You can display the easy vase arrangement in the centre of a large dining table, as an accent piece on a coffee table or sideboard, or as decoration for your desk. The eucalyptus arrangement also brings fresh vibes to your kitchen or bedroom.
Let me show you how to make flower arrangements step by step. Read on to learn easy flower arrangement techniques and put together this eucalyptus arrangement home decorating DIY!
Supplies and materials for eucalyptus flower arrangement
Using eucalyptus as decor doesn’t have to be complicated! Let me show you the what you need:
- eucalyptus – Since eucalyptus is the main attraction of this DIY flower arrangement, try to incorporate a variety of eucalyptus leaves. I used silver dollar, baby blue, gunni, and parvafolia, but many more types are available such as gum drop or seeded eucalyptus. For extra interest, I also added a few stems with eucalyptus pods.
- white flowers – White flowers add visual interest and give this eucalyptus plant decor a fresh and modern look. Read on to learn more about what flowers go well with eucalyptus.
- sharp pairing knife or florist’s knife – A sharp knife is useful to cut the flower stems.
- garden shears – Garden shears are perfect to section largen eucalyptus branches and to shorten flower stems.
- vase – What’s the best vase for eucalyptus? I chose a decorative white vase as an elegant and modern vessel to display my homemade eucalyptus arrangement. While a white vase with eucalyptus looks stunning, you could use many other types of vessels, for example, a milk jug, a galvanized metal bucket, a wooden planter, or even a bottleneck vase.
- flower food – Flower food is optional but helpful to extend the shelf life.
Tips for buying eucalyptus
Is eucalyptus expensive? Eucalyptus is a very affordable type of foliage, but prizes can vary depending on availability and where you buy it.
Where to buy eucalyptus for decorating? Most flower shops sell eucalyptus, as well as some supermarkets and garden centres.
When purchasing fresh eucalyptus, check that the eucalyptus leaves look fresh and intact. Stay away from foliage that looks wilted or has brown spots.
What flowers go with eucalyptus?
Eucalyptus comes in many shapes and sizes. The colour of eucalyptus leaves ranges from pale, silver-green, to vibrant green and even red. Plus, there is also seeded eucalyptus. All in all, we have lots of variety and options when making a DIY eucalyptus flower arrangement.
When it comes to pairing eucalyptus with flowers, the possibilities are limitless. You can choose almost any type and colour of flower you like or that are seasonally available. Here are a few flowers that go well with eucalyptus:
- focal flowers: roses, calla, gerbera daisy, carnations, dahlia
- filler flowers: baby’s breath, spray roses, hydrangea, hypericum berries
- line flowers: larkspur, bells of Ireland, orchids, stock
- other greenery: tree fern, salal, lily grass, leather leaf
For my simple modern flower arrangement, I wanted to create an elegant, modern arrangement. To highlight the beauty of the different eucalyptus leaves in this eucalyptus centerpiece DIY, I chose white roses, white ranunculus, and white lisianthus flowers.
I love fresh the fresh white and green colour scheme, but you can, of course, mix and match whatever flowers you would like. By combining a variety of types, shapes and sizes, you create a lot of visual appeal.
Of course, foliage alone makes beautiful arrangement, too, and you can make flower arrangements using greenery only. Simply omit the flowers and create a foliage flower arrangement or greenery arrangement centerpieces. Aren’t green leaf decoration ideas simply beautiful?
How to make a eucalyptus arrangement with roses – How to arrange eucalyptus in a vase
Making real eucalyptus decor couldn’t be much easier. All you need is about 30 minutes of active time to prep this eucalyptus centerpiece, and then you can enjoy your gorgeous eucalyptus in vase arrangement.
Let’s get started so you can make your own fresh or dried eucalyptus arrangements:
- Before creating the eucalyptus arrangement, let the foliage and flowers sit in fresh, cold water with flower food for an hour. Making sure the materials are well hydrated will help with a longer vase life.
- Then prepare the foliage and flowers by stripping away the leaves from the base of each stem. Leaves that are below the waterline will rot and shorten the shelf life, which is why we remove them.
- Put a few stems into the vase and angle the stems so that they cross over each other. The stems are going to support each other. Shorten the stems as needed.
- Fill in with more greenery until the arrangement looks full. Start around the sides and move to the centre. Space the eucalyptus evenly as not to overcrowd one spot.
- Add the flowers, starting with the roses to give fullness, followed by the ranunculus to add more texture.
- Insert the lisianthus flowers and eucalyptus pods to give the eucalyptus arrangement a relaxed and less formal finish.
- Finally, check your creation from different angles making sure no spots are bare.
How do you store eucalyptus in a vase? How do you keep eucalyptus leaves fresh?
For the best vase life, change the water every other day and add 1 tablespoon flower food to the water. Display the eucalyptus arrangement out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources (e.g. a radiator or fireplace).
How long does eucalyptus last? How long will eucalyptus last in a vase?
Eucalyptus will last for about a week. But you can keep your creation much longer by creating dried eucalyptus leaves decor. To do this, remove the water and other flowers from the vase. Then rearrange the eucalyptus branches and let them dry. This way, you can continue to enjoy your greenery decor.
Eucalyptus dries beautiful, and there are many more ideas for decorating with dried eucalyptus and creating greenery decor. Leave a comment and let me know how you would use persevered eucalyptus.
Faux eucalyptus arrangement
If you prefer, you can use these flower arrangement techniques to create an artificial eucalyptus arrangement, too. The benefit of faux eucalyptus in vase is that artificial flowers are low maintenance and stay looking amazing longer.
When buying fake eucalyptus leaves, go for faux foliage that looks as realistic as possible to achieve the best-looking eucalyptus arrangement.
More flower arranging ideas to love
If you’d like to learn more flower arranging techniques, try some of my other floral design ideas:
- bouquet with anemones, tulips and eucalyptus
- floral spring arrangement in soft pastels
- cute Easter flower arrangement ideas
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Beautiful! Could this also be used as a bridal bouquet by securing the stems?
Thank you, Carolyn! Yes, you ca turn this into a bridal bouquet. You might go and little smaller and wrap the stems to create a handle. I hope this helps and happy making!
Oh wow! This is incredible! You’re such a talented florist Irena! Just stunning! We love eucalyptus because it lasts so long and it smells amazing . Anyway, it was so nice of you to share this tutorial with your readers, along with such fantastic step by step instructions.
Thanks a lot! Eucalyptus is one of my favourite materials to work with and it was such a joy to create this arrangement.