Bring a blank wall to life with this sim­ple hanger for fra­grant fo­liage.

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Make a hanger for bunches of fo­liage.

Sus­pend bunches of eu­ca­lyp­tus and lux­u­ri­ate in its calm­ing aroma.

ONE Mea­sure 60cm from end of each dowel, mark with pen­cil and cut with a saw. You now have 3 x 60cm lengths.

TWO 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.

THREE 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 the top dowel.

FOUR 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. Use scis­sors to snip off re­main­ing wool.

FIVE Make 2 bunches of eu­ca­lyp­tus (we used dried gyp­sophila, too) and tie with wool. Tie bunches to dow­els.

SIX Sus­pend your hanger from the wall with a small pic­ture hook or nail.

Go wild For more vi­brant colour, hang sprays of win­ter-flow­er­ing na­tive plants.

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