Wednesday, August 3, 2011

DIY Lavender Wand!

Hi friends and new readers! I did a guest post over at Dreamy Colours, so I thought I'd also post what I posted there, here since I haven't posted a DIY lately. This is something my best friend taught me, so now I get to teach you! 
My all time favourite smell other than the smell of cookies and apple cider is lavender! If you have lots of ribbon around your house, this DIY is perfect to use it all up! 
You'll Need: Some Ribbon, An even number of lavender, clear thread, scissors
step one: gather all your lavender, so the bottom of the flowers all line up. Then tie tight with ribbon. note* when I did this I used the clear thread, which didn't really work too well. I recommend using your ribbon
step two: bend your stems over the flowers so it creates a "cage"
step three: weave your ribbon through the stems, keep it fairly tight so no flowers make an escape!
step four: once you get to were there are no flowers just rap the ribbon around the stems and tie off or dab a bit of glue at the end.
much love, Lauren

9 comments:

  1. This is such a brilliant idea!!

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  2. I LOVE LOVE this!! How original and super creative are you?! Fantastico! I bet it smells amazing

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  3. I really love this idea. I'm a new reader of your blog, and I especially love your photographs. I love the processing / effects - is that something you do in photoshop, or through your camera? They have a such a beautiful vintage look.

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  4. wow that's really beautiful, and unique! I love this! :D

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  5. That is gorgeous, don't get me wrong, but for some reason I just don't believe mine would turn out as great as yours. Hmm.

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  6. I used to make these with my grandma all the time!
    Great tutorial!

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  7. great way to use my lavender in the garden for a great present!!!!
    Thanx now I know how to make these cuties I always see at French markets!!!!

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