Monday, June 27, 2011

DIY - Summer Lavender Wreath

My husband planted two lavender plants on our walkway when we moved in three years ago. Since then they've grown (and grown) and demand to be trimmed several times a month. I like the plants, they are full and fragrant, but they aren't so nice in the summer when bees swarm around them and walking to the door requires bravery and quick feet. By the way, I'm terrified of bees. And wasps.

Moving on...

So I saw this post by Kate over at Centsational Girl and couldn't wait to make something gorgeous out of my weekly trimmings.

I braved the bees and gathered a pile of lavender along with floral wire, wire cutters, a craft ring and some new green ribbon. Then I bundled the lavender and secured it to the wreath with floral wire.

After working my way all around the ring it was finished.


She's a beauty. The day she after she adorned our door the temperature outside reached 108 degrees - for reals ya'll - one hundred and eight. The lavender dried out quickly that day so I had to add a few more bundles the next day to fill it in. It's been about a week and it's looking great.

I chose green ribbon because it matches our summer door mat (Clearance at Target for $6!).

7 comments:

  1. I love this! Beautiful! I'm your newest follower! :) Hope you have a great day. :)

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  2. Welcome Chloe. Glad to have you :)

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  3. Your wreath is so pretty! And what a great deal on that doormat - gotta love Target!

    I'm your newest follower from Toddle Along Tuesday! :)

    Amy
    http://hearditfromthehills.blogspot.com/

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  4. I love that wreath! I'm your newest follower from Wandering Wednesday. You have a beautiful family. :) Swing by sometime when you have a chance! http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com/

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  5. Wow that looks awesome! Thanks for visiting Praisesofawifeandmommy.blogspot.com I am following back! :)

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  6. Thanks for stopping by on the blog hop!!! This is a perfect article. We Bought a house a few years ago that has a few lavendar plants and I never knew what to do with them (other than the obvious of throwing some in a vase with other flowers)!

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