Lavender wands or lavender botteles can only be made in the summer when the lavender is fresh. It is a bit of a chore, but once you get the hang of it, it looks and smells great.
I am sharing the steps with you.
You can decorate with lavender wands, but you can also put them in your wardrobe like lavender bags, but in a different way. They also make great gifts to give away.
This is how you make lavender bottles
- Tie ribbon around an odd number of lavender stems, tightly against the lavender flowers at the top.
- start carefully weaving the ribbon. Pull the ribbon alternately through the stems, tight against the lavender flowers. My tip: place the flowers head down in a glass and then carefully fold over the stems one by one as you pull the ribbon through them.
- Once you have made the first round, press the stems flat against the flowers and continue to weave. If you make a mistake, no problem. You can take out 2 stems if it goes wrong somewhere, so don’t start with too few. For example, at least 15 stems.
- Weave through to the end of the flowers, tie a knot in the ribbon and wrap the ribbon around the stems. Make another knot at the end and a double bow.
Note: Remember to tighten the ribbon firmly all the time, the lavender dries out and the stems and flowers become thinner and so the ribbon loosens. This is not a problem unless you don’t tighten the ribbon properly from the start.
Making lavender wands in the lavender garden
Somewhere I read that lavender wands have been made since Victorian times. Making lavender wands between the flowering lavenders under a parasol in my lavender garden. I feel very privileged!
See more DIY projects with lavender on my blog