This How To Make A Lavender Wreath post is a fun tutorial using fresh or dried lavender to make a beautiful wreath that you can hang anywhere.
At our city farmhouse, we grow an abundance of lavender. The major reason for this is, it is easy to grow and drought tolerant. What a perfect combo for a gardener in zone 9b. We grow French Lavender to be exact and though there are many uses for lavender, I find my favorite use continues to be the asthetic one. It’s bright purple hues and soft green foliage beautifies any area it is placed in.
The fact that lavender also has a perfumey scent is an added bonus for sure. Today, is harvest day and as you can see, we have ALOT to use. The best part of growing lavender, when you harvest, it actually wakes the plant up to create more. So by cutting, you actually get more lavender in the long run. This wreath is the perfect project for a harvest like this and I just so happen to have an old grape vine wreath I made last season that needs a little sprucing up. If you don’t have a grape vine wreath I went ahead and included a link for them in the Shop This Post section below 🙂
What You Will Need To Make A Lavender Wreath
pipe cleaner ties
a plain wreath or a base from an old wreath
scissors or garden shears for cutting
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If you are cutting fresh from a plant, I would recommend cutting the lavender in the morning when the bees are not as active. Cut the amount you will need for the wreath. If ordering lavender for this project I left a link to a great source in the Shop This Post section above.
Cut lavender so that the stems are even.
Bundle them in small but bushy bundles.
Secure with pipe cleaner, making sure to leave the ends even for securing to wreath.
Repeat until all lavender is done in bundles of equal buds.
Moving from top secure a bundle with the end ties of the pipe cleaner.
Next, lay another bundle on the wreath tucking the stem portion underneath the buds of the first secured bundle.
Repeat steps all around the wreath making sure to tuck the stems to conceal them and have only the buds showing.
If needing a hanging hook for your wreath, use a piece of jute twine to secure a loop at the top of the wreath. Hang over your door or a window or mirror for a beautiful natural decorative piece in your home.
- pipe cleaners or jute twine
- scissors or small garden shears
- wreath:grape, wire, or foam
- Gather lavender into small but bushy bundles.
- Cut the end stems to make sure they are even.
- Secure them together with a pipe cleaner or jute twine.
- Repeat until all the lavender is in the small bundles.
- Begin tying the bundles to the wreath.
- Make sure to stack each bundle to where the lavender buds lay over the ties as you add and move down the wreath securing new bundles.
- Once all the bundles are secure, look over the wreath to make sure no ties are sticking out or showing.
- If you need to make a hook to hang, simply tie a piece of twine on the top portion of the wreath and secure with a knot.
- Hang on door, wall, over mirror or window.
*repurpose an old wreath by cutting off the old decor and placing the lavender bundles around