Lavender Wreath On Red Door

Dried Lavender Wreath

It’s no longer possible to deny that seasons are changing so perhaps it’s best to start winding down along with the temperatures and light.  Hanging some dried lavender around the garden could be just the aromatherapy needed to help de-compress after a long day, or perhaps it will just make you smile.  Regardless, it’s a quick weekend project that will leave you calm enough for an afternoon read or a good night’s sleep.

 

This DIY dried lavender wreath looks great on the red door of my garage. Plus it smells like heaven!!

 

Materials:

  • wire coat hanger
  • scissors
  • twine or wire (in a colour that matches your flowers*)
  • dried lavender

Instructions:

The best part about this project is that you don’t need any special materials beyond what you can likely find around the house.  Start by bending a wire coat hanger into a circular form.  The hook of the hanger will be hidden when the wreath is complete, and it makes it easy to hang the wreath when finished.

Gather a bunch of dried lavender and snip the ends with the scissors to get a nice neat edge.  Secure the bunch to the form by winding the twine around it a few times and tying a knot.  (*We’ve used green gardening wire for demonstration purposes, but a twine or wire colour that matches your dried flowers will have a much cleaner look in the end.)
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Leaving the twine on the roll, wind each new bunch to the form as they are added.  Continue adding bunches until you complete the circle.  Tuck a final bunch under the first bunch, and secure with twine and tie off.
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Be sure to work on a table or tarp where you can collect the dried flowers that fall of in the wreath-making process.  Those wonderfully scented blooms are great for lavender sachets, cooking, or soap-making.  We keep a big jar in the house over winter for a variety of uses.
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About the Author : StephanieAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie

  1. Kate (@inhabitingtrees)
    Kate (@inhabitingtrees)November 22,11

    This wreath is incredibly lovely, and I’m definitely going to be trying it :)

  2. Stevie
    StevieNovember 22,11

    Kate, wonderful, let me know how it turns out.

  3. Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    Liz @ The Brambleberry CottageDecember 22,11

    Umm, I bet that lavender wreath smelled divine! I just kept mine in bunches this year. I’ll have to consider a wreath next time! ;)

    Blessings,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  4. Stevie
    StevieDecember 22,11

    Liz, it still does smell fantastic! The nice thing is that the aroma isn’t fading much at all.

  5. Seaweed & Raine
    Seaweed & RaineFebruary 1,12

    I’m curious to know what you have found to be the best way to dry the lavender? I just started growing some in spring, and I would love to harvest the blossoms to use for things later on.
    Sheree

  6. Stevie
    StevieFebruary 1,12

    Hi Seaweed & Raine, I cut back my lavender on the 15th of August and let the flowers dry in a shady spot as you can see here: http://gardentherapy.ca/drying-lavender-garden-decor/. This process works very well for my climate. Not sure where you are so hope this helps.

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