Eucalyptus is an evergreen plant, typical of Australia and all of Oceania, with a characteristic balsamic scent and many phytotherapeutic qualities. Lately, however, the eucalyptus has entered the interest of interior designers and creators of furnishing accessories, thanks to the beauty of its leaves of a beautiful pastel green and long lasting, and its intense and pleasant fragrance. The latest fashion is to use eucalyptus to create spectacular Christmas decorations. In this way, not only does the house decorate for Christmas in an original and different way from the usual fake-snowed pine cones, but it deodorizes and spreads in the rooms a pleasant and healthy fragrance.
I really love this plant! Moreover, it has an incredible elegance and can truly transform a livingroom!
I also use eucalyptus and other plants to decorate Christmas packages, wrapped with wrapping paper.
Christmas decorations created with eucalyptus
The eucalyptus leaf has an elongated and pointed shape, reminiscent of pine needles, typical of the Christmas tradition. They are, however, bigger and fuller, so the effect of garlands and decorative bouquets made with eucalyptus is that of a richer and more luxuriant composition. Moreover, the particular green nuance of this plant, opaque and satin, makes it very well in contrast with the shiny red berries, the white inflorescences or the red and gold decorations, typical of Christmas decorations.
Some ideas for making Christmas decorations with eucalyptus
The creation of Christmas decorations is one of the funny aspects of the hectic period that precedes the holidays. With eucalyptol you can make beautiful scented and aromatic garlands. Doing it is very simple: just buy a thin metal circle or, alternatively, cut one from a cardboard, and, with the help of hot glue, fill it in a creative way and with a little imagination and tasteful eucalyptus branches , red berries or dried fruit, dried flowers, preferably in shades of white or yellow, reminiscent of gold. For the best in the art of craftsmanship, the same work can be done manually intertwining the decorative elements around the metal or cardboard bead. The effect is, certainly, much more natural.
Another idea is to create Christmas centerpieces, perhaps by applying rich eucalyptus bushes around the vase of the classic Christmas Star. The end result should give the idea of the red flower that stands out from a large fragrant bush.
Still, you can use pretty compositions of eucalyptus branches, held together with red, golden or Christmas-themed ribbons, to be attached to the doors, instead of the mistletoe, or together with the mistletoe, so as not to renounce all tradition.
Finally, you can use eucalyptus to cover the balls of the Christmas tree. Just buy very cheap, transparent or solid colored balls and, with the help of vinyl glue or hot glue, cover them with leaves. Drying, the white of the glue will create very suggestive nuances on the leaves, giving them a very suggestive effect, like slightly snowy grass. Given the prices of the decorations for the trees, think of creating a Christmas fir, fragrant and very original, spending only a few euros for trivial plastic balls is not a bad idea at all.
The benefits of Christmas decorations with eucalyptus
The eucalyptus, as well as being a beautiful plant, which lends itself to a decorative use, is loved and renowned above all for its unmistakable scent. Decorating the house for Christmas, using this balsamic green, will give off a delicate scent that inspires relaxation, calm and tranquility. In addition, the eucalyptus minimizes the smell of smoke, an interesting detail, especially if you expect to have many guests smoking for the Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas lunch. The scent of eucalyptus is also useful to counteract the smells of cooking.