What should I spray on a diy dried eucalyptus wreath?

I made a multi colored dried eucalyptus wreath to hang on my front door and it's just gorgeous and I love the smell...but, it's humid where I live and it's started bleeding color all over my front door. What can I use to coat it (& preferably keep the smell?)
q what should i spray on a diy dried eucalyptus wreath
  8 answers
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Aug 14, 2017
    The eucalyptus is natural. The colors are not. They are either sprayed on, or the branches have been soaked in dye. They are going to bleed, and stain your door, unless you take action to:
    1. Swap the colored out for plain eucalyptus.
    2. Spray the whole arrangement from every direction. Clear sealer will be fine in short misty sprays, several times.
    3. Do this outside. Not only will the paint smell be strong, the eucalyptus is often preserved in formaldehyde.
    4. Make a plastic cover for the arrangement. When it rains, it pours, and so will your arrangement.
    Love it or move it. Best wishes 😇
  • Colin Putman Colin Putman on Aug 14, 2017
  • Inetia Inetia on Aug 14, 2017
    I would try soaking/washing/rinsing the color away. Maybe 'Rit Dye' color remover could salvage your work of art.
  • Sylvia Parke Sylvia Parke on Aug 14, 2017
    Spray a quality sealer on it and put fresh sprigs in as needed for maintaining the scent.
  • Beatrix K. Beatrix K. on Aug 16, 2017
    Thanks everyone!
  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on Aug 17, 2017
    I would use a spray acrylic on it.
  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Aug 17, 2017
    Anything you spray on it will eliminate the nice smell. What about putting a liner behind it so it doesn't bleed on the door?
  • Denise Denise on May 29, 2019

    I sprayed Crystal clear on mine and it bled all over my front door AND on the rest of the wreath ruining the ribbon and some of the flowers. I don't know if I sprayed it well enough though. I thought maybe spraying it was what caused it to bleed and I was going to replace the old eucalyptus with fresh and NOT spray it this time but now I know different. Have any of these suggestions on spraying it with...acrylic....a clear sealer...whatever... been tried out and proven successful, or are they just suggestions? Anyone, please let me know. Thanks

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