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Make Your Own Lavender Wands

Create enchanting handcrafted accents with this fragrant and versatile herb. Lavender dries easily, which makes it ideal for crafts like a handmade lavender wand—a bundle of flower heads used to scent clothing and linens. 
  • Lavender Wand Materials

    • 15 or 17 (or any odd number) of fresh-cut lavender stems (‘Grosso’, ‘Provence’, or ‘Sweet’ lavenders work well)

    • 2–3 yards of 14 - or 58-inch ribbon

    • Scissors

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Arrange Lavender Stems

    Pick an odd number of fresh lavender stems, 15 or 17 for beginners. Strip the leaves from the stems. 

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Start the Ribbon

    Align the bottom of the flower clusters and tie one end of the ribbon onto the bundle just below the flowers. 

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Bend Back Stems

    Bend most of the stems back over the flowers, arranging them evenly and neatly around the flower heads. 

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Weave Ribbon Through Stems

    Use the ribbon to weave through the stems in a plain weave, which is over one, under one, around the bundle. Be careful not to catch any of the flower buds in your weaving, and keep an even tension. Gently pack the previous weaves as you proceed so that each new row of ribbon touches the previous row. Adjust the stems if necessary so that they remain vertical as you weave. Increase your tension on the weaving as you reach the end of the flower buds to close the wand. 

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Trim Lavender Stems

    Stop once the weaving encapsulates the flowers. Then adjust tension if necessary. Trim off any stems that weren’t bent back for weaving. Cut the opposite stem ends to desired length.

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017
  • Tie Off the Ribbon

    Tightly wrap the ribbon in a spiral down the length of the stems. Then reverse direction and spiral the ribbon snuggly up the stems. Tie off the ribbon just below the weaving and clip off any remaining ribbon. Use the leftover ribbon to tie a decorative bow on the stems just below the weaving. To refresh the scent, gently squeeze the woven section. 

    Date Published: August 14, 2017
    Date Updated: September 5, 2017

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