All you need for this project is:
- Fresh Cut Lavender (cut the stems as long as possible, just above where the long stems come out of the leafy area of the plant).
- Ribbon (you will need approximately 1 1/2 yards) per wand. Any width of ribbon will work.
- Scissors (for cutting ribbon and to trim the stems)
Let's get started.
|Choose 17 or 19 stems. Doesn't really matter how many, you will just need an ODD NUMBER of stems. Use your fingers to strip all the leaves off of each stem.|
|Arrange the stems so the bottom of the blossoms are even. Take the ribbon and tie around at the base of the flowers. (leave about a 12 inch tail). Pull the ribbon tight and knot.|
By the way, these are great to attach to a gift, or make it a gift in itself with a thoughtful note attached.
They will store in a zip bag or plastic shoe box for a very long time. They keep their scent for years.
What do you do with these colorful, sweet smelling beauties?
Save the lavender you do not use to make sachets and other things. Let the stems dry out a few days and then get a big bowl and strip all the blossoms off by sliding your fingers down the stems. The blossoms will fall off into the bowl. Place the blossoms in a tightly closed jar until you are ready to make other projects.
TIP: I keep a jar of dried lavender handy to throw on my carpet before I vacuum. Smells nice, keeps your vacuum bag fresh and lavender is a natural spider repellent that is nontoxic to humans and animals!!!!
TIP #2: Tie a bundle of lavender together with a ribbon and hang upside down to dry. Pull a few sprigs out to tie in a bow on top of a gift package or tape to an envelope.
I love lavender, and so will you.............and I didn't even get into the benefits of using the essential oil of lavender. That will soon follow in a future blog.
Until then, get weaving!