Learn how to make your own simple modern wreath using macrame string and faux eucalyptus. This wreath is great for any season and can hang anywhere in your home.
Fall is just around the corner and this is the time I always start thinking about what kind of wreath I want to hang on the door.
We have been slowly simplifying our home and I knew I wanted a wreath that could last through all seasons. I didn’t want to have to store it away along with 3 others for each different time of the year.
I pulled from my macrame supplies and took some faux eucalyptus from a pitcher I had it in and made my own simple modern wreath.
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Supplies needed to make a simple modern wreath
- Wooden wreath hoop similar to the one I used
- 3mm Macrame String
- Faux Eucalyptus Stem the one I used was from a garland I cut up
- Small Green Zip Ties
Step 1: Cut one 15′ piece of 3mm macrame string. Attach it to your hoop using a lark’s head knot. You want one of the strings to be about 1′ long and the other to be 14′ long. Learn how to make a lark’s head knot in my post on 4 Basic Macrame Knots.
Step 2: Wrap 1/3 of the hoop in macrame string using half hitch knots with the 14′ piece. Loop the string over the hoop and bring it through the loop you made and pull tight.
You may have string left over, but it is better to be safe than sorry when making sure you have enough string.
Make sure to pull them nice and tight.
Step 3: Once you are done wrapping, make one half hitch knot with the short piece of string. Tie a regular knot as tight as you can and as close as you can get it to the hoop.
Next, using a bobby pin, feed the string under the half hitch knot and cut off the excess so it doesn’t hang down in view.
Step 4: Add the eucalyptus stem using zip ties. I chose green in the hopes that they would blend in and not be as noticeable.
You could attach it using a glue gun, but this should only be done if you plan on hanging it in the house not on an exterior door. You don’t want the sun melting your glue and the eucalyptus to fall off. Yes…that may have happened to me on a previous project. LOL!
Step 5: Tie a knot in the long piece of macrame string as close to the hoop as you can. Cut it off so it won’t show.
Step 6: Tie a short piece of macrame string around the wreath to use as a hanger and you’re done!
I love the simple modern look of this wreath and it only took 15 minutes to make!
This simple modern wreath can grace any wall in your home or you can hang it on your door.
The best part? It can be a fall wreath, a winter wreath, a spring wreath and a summer wreath! No more switching out wreaths for every season. No more storing decor for every season. That’s a win in my quest to simplify our home.
DON’T FORGET TO PIN FOR LATER!
Until next time,