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How to: Make your own eucalyptus hanger

Luxuriate in the calming aroma of eucalyptus with this handy wall hanging

How to: Make your own eucalyptus hanger

You will need

  • 3 x lengths 10mm dowel
  • Ruler or tape measure and pencil
  • Hand saw
  • Sandpaper
  • Interior wood stain
  • Foam brush
  • Wool and scissors
  • Eucalyptus or flowers of your choice
  • Small picture hook or nail and hammer

How to: Make your own eucalyptus hanger

  1. Measure 60cm from end of each dowel, mark with pencil and cut with a saw. You now have 3 x 60cm lengths.
  2. Roughly sand dowels and smooth ends, then paint with interior wood stain using the foam brush. If necessary, apply a couple of coats, leaving to dry in between coats.
  3. Once dry, lay dowels on floor, spaced roughly 20cm apart. Take the end of the ball of wool and tie a knot 5cm in from the end of the bottom dowel. Take wool to the dowel above and tie a knot around it. Repeat for top dowel.
  4. Measure off about 60cm wool (to allow for hanging) then tie a knot around the top dowel at the other end. Repeat for the middle dowel and then the bottom dowel. Snip off remaining wool.
  5. Make 2 bunches of eucalyptus (we used dried gypsophila too) and tie with wool. Tie bunches to dowels.
  6. Hang from the wall with a small picture hook or nail.

Project by: Sam Smith. Photo by: Wendy Fenwick

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