The Pin Junkie: How To Make A Lavender Wreath

How To Make A Lavender Wreath

How To Make A Lavender Wreath
How To Make A Lavender Wreath

Today I'm crafting with one of my very favorite things: flowers!  This step by step tutorial will show you how to make a lavender wreath that can be enjoyed for both its beauty and its soothing fragrance. 

Who doesn't like lavender?  The color is such a beautiful shade of purple and lavender's lovely scent has calming effects.  Lavender is also really easy to grow and attracts bees and butterflies.  I have some in my front yard because it's drought tolerant and low maintenance.

A view of the lavender in my front yard.
Isn't it pretty?

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It smells wonderful too!  I cut a big bundle to make my wreath. 

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I used a metal wreath form because that's what I had.  I think a grapevine or foam wreath would also work.  I also used some floral wire that I got for a buck at the dollar store and some wire cutters.

How To Make A Lavender Wreath

I cut the wire into five inch pieces, 
but your pieces may be bigger or smaller depending on on what size wreath form you use.

How To Make A Lavender Wreath

Gather the lavender into a bundle and place it on the wreath form.  Don't worry about those long stems.  They will help cover up the wreath form and add fullness to the wreath.  The stems are also very fragrant!

How To Make A Lavender Wreath

Secure the lavender to the wreath with the wire you've cut.  
Be careful, the cut ends of the wire are sharp!

How To Make A Lavender Wreath

Keep adding bundles of lavender and work your way around the wreath form.  
Here's the wreath half way done.

How To Make A Lavender Wreath

When you're finished, you'll have a beautiful lavender wreath that looks and smells lovely!

How To Make A Lavender Wreath
 


How To Make A Lavender Wreath


Inspired by this pin for making a lavender wreath.


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41 comments:

  1. This looks beautiful!!! Great wreath!

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  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing on Work It Wednesday

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  3. I can smell this through my computer screen Bonnie. I absolutely adore lavender. How gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays!

    Anne xx

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  4. I can smell it all over the ocean ;-) ... Thank You for sharing
    Birgit from Austria

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  5. I can smell it all over the ocean ;-) ... Thank You for sharing
    Birgit from Austria

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  6. I love lavender! I bet this wreath smells wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  7. This is beautiful. I like that you put it together when the stems were fresh. Fantastic project.
    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  8. I am so going to make one of these!

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  9. I hit enter too soon! Thanks for sharing your lovely tutorial :)

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  10. It's so beautiful. I'm hoping I get lots of lavender blooms in hopes to make one of these.

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  11. Your wreath is spectacular! And it must dry beautifully. Thank you for this tutorial.
    Pinned

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  12. I love this so much! I can't wait for my lavender to bloom so I can make it.

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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous !
    These are so expensive to buy - they want 60 to 100 dollars for one of them !
    Thanks for sharing ♥

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  14. I adore lavender, but sadly I am a dolt in the craft making department!

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  15. I love this wreath and tutorial to make this lavender wreath. Thanks for sharing at the Cooking & Crafting with J&J party!

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  16. So pretty! I love how this turned out! :)

    Thanks for joining the Cooking and Crafting with J & J Link Up!

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  17. This is lovely! I have lavender growing in my yard and have never done anything with it. I will have to try this out. I bet it smells fantastic! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board. Hope to see you next week!

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  18. Gorgeous wreath! I bet it smells divine! I only have access to dried lavender, but may try and find some fresh for a project like this! Pinned from the bloggers brags party! :)

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  19. This is so pretty and love, love lavender. Will never attempt to make it myself because well crafts and I, unless their for the five and under is not my speciality. Love looking at this one though.

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  20. Hi there! Visiting from the Lou Lou Girls' party. This is beautiful! I can imagine how great it smells too! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  21. Just a lovely tutorial on the lavender wreath. Your results are just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  22. This is beautiful. I love lavender! Thanks for sharing Bonnie.

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  23. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe @DearCreatives party! So lovely!! I wish I had lavender in my yard. Pinned & Shared. Hope to see you again soon.

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  24. This is beautiful! I would love to grow my own lavender! I bet it smells fantastic. :)

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  25. HI Bonne, Theresa from Shoestring Elegance and the What to do Weekends Party. Just popping by to make sure you know that we Featured your beautiful Wreath last night at this weeks Party! Congrats!
    Theresa

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  26. Perfection. I'm in love with your beautiful wreath and will be featuring it at Inspiration Monday Party on Sunday!

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  27. I absolutely LOVE lavender! I think I'm going to have to make myself this gorgeous wreath. Bet the aroma is wonderful... Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/06/04/home-matters-linky-party-40/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  28. Great wreath! The sent would be fabulous and there are so many benefits to lavender that it would be a great addition to any door.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  29. How do you finish it? I can't seem to visualize it.

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  30. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tomorrow night at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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  31. I love the wreath-Lavender is a favorite!

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  32. I love this! I don't have nearly enough lavender growing to make this but it's totally worthy trying to track some down!

    I stopped by from Inspiration Monday.

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  33. I love this!!! I bet it smells just as nice and looks pretty when dried, too. My great aunt had an herb garden and sold dried wreaths and arrangements each fall in a locally famous one day sale. I am still working on my herb garden and will definitely be planting more lavender!

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  34. this is gorgeous! i have been dying for one of these lavender wreaths, but didn't want to bite the bullet and spend almost $60 for one! this is going to be my summer project for our new house! LOVE!! pinning :) & i'm a little envious that these beautiful buds are growing in your front yard!! just beautiful!

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  35. Beautiful! I knew there was a reason I was holding onto those old wreath forms!

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  36. Very nice... I need to figure out how to get my lavender to produce more so I can do this kind of thing... beautiful. Pinning this. :)

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  37. Lovely! thanks for sharing, I love the smell of lavender!

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  38. What a beautiful addition to your home! I am visiting from the cooking and crafting with J&J link up. xx

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  39. Who would've thought these wreaths were so easy to make! I love lavender, and we have some growing out front of our home too, so I'll definitely be trying this out! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  40. Beautiful! I have several Lavender bushes & will definitely do this.

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  41. This is gorgeous Bonnie. Thanks for sharing it at Work it Wednesday - I am featuring you tomorrow!

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