The look of cascading, bohemian eucalyptus has become a staple in all wedding arrangements, and bouquets are absolutely no exception! Check out this tutorial video to see how we created one using some mixed greenery packs that we got into the FiftyFlowers office, plus you can scroll down to see the breakdown of supplies and step-by-step instructions!
Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own lush, bouquet!
- An array of eucalyptus varieties (you can order them separately, opt for the eucalyptus DIY greenery box, or customize the selection with our choose your own eucalyptus pack. Keep in mind we used a small pack).
- Floral tape
- Floral Shears or Sharp Scissors/Knife
- Yarn, Ribbon, or Twine
1. Gather together a few stems of Eucalyptus and arrange them into a small bundle. We chose to start with the more upright varieties at the center (like gum drop, baby, and true blue) and work our way out to the more cascading types, but that’s up to you!
2. Once you have a few stems arranged the way you’d like for the “core” of your bouquet, go ahead and bind their stems together with some floral tape. This will make your life a whole lot easier as you continue to arrange, since your center stems won’t continue to wiggle out of place!
3. Then, working around in a circle with the taped-together section at the center, continue to fill out your bouquet with varying strands of Eucalyptus. Feel free to now start working in some cascading varieties as you go (like Willow, Parvafolia, and Seeded).
4. Repeat this building out and taping until the bouquet has reached your desired size. Give it one final wrap with floral tape to hold the branches securely together.
5. Choose a ribbon, yarn, or twine that you feel best complements the look you created. We opted for a natural, light-colored twine to offset the rich green shades of Eucalyptus. Start with an extra length of twine before you start wrapping (this will be used to secure your twine into a knot or bow), then wrap the twine around the stems until you have covered the floral tape.
6. Once your wrap is covering the floral tape entirely, cut the twine leaving some extra length. Then, tie this end together with the portion you left exposed above the floral tape in step 5, creating a decorative knot or bow.
And you’re done! Easy, budget-friendly, and ultra lush. What could be better?