Fresh lavender wreath DIY. Final touches.

Fresh Lavender Wreath DIY

Let’s make a fresh lavender wreath. I’ve got a basket full of purple Hidcote Lavender that I just harvested from the garden and now it’s time to put it to use. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner looking to try your hand at wreath-making, this easy DIY will take you through the steps to create your own fresh lavender wreath.

While you are at it, be sure to check out these other 7 creative ways to use fresh lavender. Now let’s get started.

Fresh lavender wreath DIY. PIN.

Fresh Lavender Wreath DIY

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Materials You’ll Need:

  1. Fresh Lavender Stems: Enough to cover your wreath base. (approximately15-25 small bundles)
  2. Grapevine or Wire Wreath Base: Choose a wreath base to attach the lavender to. (I chose a grapevine wreath, because it is what I had on hand.)
  3. Floral Wire or Jute: Get a thin, green floral wire or a roll of jute string that can be use tor secure the lavender to the wreath base.
  4. Rubber Bands: Rubber bands can be used to separate the lavender into bundles (Jute or wire will also work, if that is what you have on hand.)
  5. Pruning Shears: Pruning shears to trim the lavender stems to the desired length.
  6. Ribbon or Bow (Optional): To embellish the wreath.

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Harvest and Prepare Your Lavender

The best time to harvest lavender is in the morning after the dew has dried, when the buds are purple but haven’t opened into flowers yet. This is when they will have a highest concentration of smell and oils. For this project you will want to remove any leaves along the stem.

    Step 2: Gather Lavender into Small Bunches

    Separate your lavender into small bundles. (These are what we are going to use to go around the wreath base to give it a full look.) You can use rubber bands or jute string to hold them together. When you are done forming the bundles, trim the bottom of the stems for a clean cut.

    Step 3: Attach the Lavender Bundles Around the Wreath Base

    Begin to secure the bundles to the wreath base using floral wire or jute string, making sure that all the bundles are facing the same direction. Attach each bundle tightly to the wreath base continuing to add bundles around the wreath, overlapping them as you go.

    Step 4: Fluff the Lavender and Fill in Any Gaps

    When you have the wreath base covered, now you can go around and spread or fluff the stems to your liking. This is also a good time to fill in any gaps or areas that look sparse.

      Step 5: Final Trims and Touches

      Trim any stems, string, or leaves that are uneven or standing out. Hold your completed wreath up and make sure that everything is secure. If you want, you can add a ribbon at the top or the bottom of your lavender wreath for embellishment.

      How to Care for Your Fresh Lavender Wreath:

      • Hang your lavender wreath in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight to preserve its color and fragrance.
      • This wreath will be beautiful when it is fresh, and also when it is dried.

      Crafting a fresh lavender wreath can be a fun and inexpensive way to add a little spring or summer to your home. I hope you feel inspired to use the lavender from your garden and see what you can create. And while you are at it, check out these other 7 creative ways to use fresh lavender from your garden. Happy Crafting!

      Fresh Lavender Wreath DIY Q & A

      1. Where can I find fresh lavender?

      You can find fresh lavender at local farmer’s markets, lavender farms, or grow in your own garden. Lavender is usually in season at the end of spring and into the summer months.

      2. How long will a fresh lavender wreath last?

      I will look fresh for a couple of weeks. Then will begin to dry and still look amazing!

      3. Can I use dried lavender instead of fresh to make a wreath?

      You can used dried lavender to make a wreath but it will be more brittle and harder to work with. It is better to start fresh and let it dry in place.

      4. How do I harvest lavender from the garden?

      To harvest lavender, cut the lavender stems a couple inches above the woody part of the plant using sharp gardening shears. Then remove the leaves along the stems.

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