How to Make Lavender Wands
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Posted on August 14, 2016

How to Make Lavender Wands

Lavender wands are beautiful and provide a light, calming scent when placed in closets or drawers. Now that we know how easy they are to make, we want to make them as a thoughtful gift for all our friends and family! We'd like to see how your wands turn out. Please share a picture on our Facebook page, My Garden Life.


Supplies:

  • 13 lavender flower stems (minimum 12")
  • 3 yards of 1/4" ribbon
  • Twist tie
  • Scissors


Directions:

1. Harvest the flower stems earlier in the day, so they are slightly wilted and easier to bend. Chose stems with flowers that are still in bud and not flowering. Strip the leaves from the lavender stems.


2. Gather the lavender stems into a bunch (must be an odd number) and use a twist tie to secure the bundle below the last flower buds. Attach the ribbon for weaving over the twist tie (this will be hidden once the stems are bent over).


3. Carefully bend each of the lavender stems over the flower heads and enclose the flowers. Distribute the stems evenly around the flower heads. It's important you don't allow the stems to overlap.


4. Weave the ribbon over and under the bent stems until the flowers are covered. Take care to pull the ribbon snug (the stems will dry and shrink a bit).


5. Wrap the ribbon around the stems and securely tie it off with a slip knot. Trim off the ends of the stems at the same length, for a tidy and even appearance.



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