Monday, April 19, 2021

A Fresh Lavender Wreath

 Hi friends,

This week went so fast!

My garden is in full bloom and I really needed

to trim my Lavender to keep it in shape.

Every time I planned to trim the plants,

 the bees had

their own idea. 

I'm going to have to wait until

sundown  when the bees go home!


Ok, I was able to cut my lavender.


I cut it in the dark!

Here's my cuttings before I trimmed them- what a mess.



I always save the rings from my broken

tomato cages.

They make a great base for a wreath!


I used a small gauge floral wire and one ring.




I cut the stems to about 4''.

I pinched together about 5 or 6 stems

and attached to the ring using wire.





Then add another small cluster on top of the previous stems.


Continue all the way around the ring.


 


Trim the stems. and tuck behind the starting point.


Wrap wire and finish off with a loop if you like.


This is the back side-


Oh it smells so good!

I will sleep good tonight :)



The wreath will look and smell wonderful

for a while.

I think this would be a nice gift for a Mom or a friend on Mother's Day.


xo Lisa S


34 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Rebecca!
      I'm so glad you came by to visit. I wish I could share the wonderful fragrance with you.
      xo Lisa S

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  2. It's beautiful, Lisa! I LOVE lavender and grow it in my yard as well. Thanks for the inspiration because I would love a fresh lavender wreath inside our home this summer. Great tip for recycling tomato cages too!

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    1. Thank you so much! I have a few different varieties of lavender.
      Some have long and skinny stems. I used the short and chubby ;)
      but they all smell great. I love to use the old tomato cage rings because you can just toss the wreath when it looks too shabby.
      Thank you for hosting and visiting today! Always a pleasure.
      xo Lisa S

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  3. Gorgeous! I can just imagine the scent!

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    1. Thank you. It smells great. I'm hoping it will help me relax :)
      xo Lisa S

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  4. Amazing! Thank you for the tutorial!

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    1. Michele,
      You are welcome! It's always a pleasure to have you visit.
      Thank you for your sweet comment.
      xo Lisa S

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  5. Very pretty one! I can imagine how heavenly it smell!

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    1. Bindu,
      Thank you. It's so nice to meet you-I'm glad you stopped by.
      xo Lisa S

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  6. I can imagine coming home to this on my door. Note to self. Plant lavender in the new house.Thx for sharing at Funtastic Friday Link Party.

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    1. It is wonderful...almost too wonderful.
      The scent is strong :)
      XO Lisa S

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  7. Oooh this sounds so good! It sounds like it smells awesome too. I may make one of these too. Visiting from the Hearth and Soul linky.

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    1. Astrid,
      Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
      It's a pleasure to have you visit! Please come again.
      xo Lisa S

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  8. That's beautiful, Lisa! Glad you and the bees could find a work-around! :) Thanks for the great tutorial - the back looks almost as beautiful as the front!

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    1. So happy I did not get stung!
      Thank you for visiting!
      You are too kind ;)
      xo Lisa S

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  9. I love lavender, in fact, my son and I just bought three lavender bushes last weekend so I'm looking forward to being able to make one of these for myself soon. #SundaysOnSilverado

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    1. Rebecca,
      Here in California it blooms so often that it's hard to give them a trim. You will be so glad you have 3!
      xo Lisa S

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  10. Your wreath is beautiful, Lisa and know it smells wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's - you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening.

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  11. Love this! Thanks for linking up with Happiness is Homemade on LifeasaLEOWife.com!

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  12. I just know this wreath smells divine! Thanks for sharing and I know you will enjoy it for some time. #HomeMattersParty

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    1. Thanks Donna! I ended up making a few, and they are starting to dry now.
      xo Lisa S

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  13. I can just imagine how beautiful it smells Lisa. Such a pretty DIY for spring.
    Thank you for sharing your fresh lavender wreath at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party and pinning too.
    Hugs,
    Kerryanne

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    1. I am so thrilled! Thank you so much for all you do!
      I appreciate you and enjoy your site so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  14. Gorgeous Lisa! I wish I'd thought to do this before we moved to the desert, when I had tons of lavender plants! Featuring when my party opens up.

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    1. Thank you Carol!
      I would think Lavender would grow ok in the desert. It's pretty draught tolerant here in California.
      I appreciate you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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  15. If you lived nearby, Lisa, I'd have you make a wreath like this for my home - gorgeous and I can only dream of the scent! CONGRATS - it's my pleasure to crown you Friend of the Week at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! :-)

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    1. If you were close by we would hang out all the time!
      Thank you for all you do. You are so sweet and I appreciate you so much.
      xo Lisa S

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  16. Such a pretty wreath, and I'm sure it smells wonderful! Lavender is difficult to grow in Florida because of the hot weather, so I enjoy it so much more when I find some. It was my mom's favorite. Thanks for sharing on my What Are You Doing? Social Hop!

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    1. Sara,
      Thank you so much.
      I always forget Florida is different than California. I guess we are a drier heat here. Sometimes it's like a desert :)
      xo Lisa S

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  17. Oh, that wreath must smell heavenly! It's so pretty, too. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story! Link Party. You’ve been featured this week 🙂

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    1. Rebecca,
      Thank you! It has been filling the house with a lovely scent.
      You are so kind to feature the wreath. I appreciate you so much!
      xo Lisa S

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