I was away in Indiana visiting my parents, and lavender is everywhere!! The smell is awesome and the plants look beautiful in gardens with it’s lovely light green color and touch of lavender. I always grab a hand full to put in my suitcase home, but this year I saw something at the French flea Market (more on that later) and I had to figure out how to make a Lavender Wand.This is a Lavender wand.
Start with clipping long lavender stems.Gather them in a nice bundle and tie a yard of ribbon near the bottom of the flowers.Fold the tops of the flowers down and pull the ribbon up so you can start weaving.Weave the ribbon over-under all the way around to keep the lavender inside the ribbon pod. Not too tight… don’t crush the flowers!I’m not so good with close-up shots with one hand…. but you get the idea….Here’s a close up of Mom making one… over/ under … all the way around….
Once made you can store in a drawer to keep things smelling nice…. give it a gentle squeeze to release the smells.
I came home all excited to clip my lavender….. ugh….. two weeks away from home and it died…..