Add a little fragrance to your home with a lavender wreath! It’s a simple wreath to make and you can grow your own lavender at home or pick some up at the local farmer's market. This wreath can be displayed year round which is why I love it so much.
· An armful of long stemmed lavender
· Wire or grapevine wreath form
· Floral wire
· Scissors or wire cutters
· Ribbon or string
Cut and bundle together lavender as shown.
Attach the lavender bundles to the wreath form one at a time. Make sure to layer the next lavender bunch over the stems.
Once all the lavender bundles are attached and wreath is arranged to your liking you can add a string or ribbon to hang it on the wall. You can also use a wreath hanger if you would like to display it on your front door. Lavender wreaths keep best when you hang them in a dry environment and out of direct sunlight.
The best lavender for wreath making is ‘Grosso’ lavender (Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso’) and English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’) which both retain their flowers after drying. ‘Provence’ lavender (Lavandula x intermedia ‘Provence’) tends to shed its buds and blooms once the flowers dry up. If you get tired of your wreath you could always use the dried lavender in a sachet and there are a lot of great lavender recipes I have come across on Pinterest!