When travelling around France, I always love visiting warm and sunny Provence in the summer. Time slows down and there is something magic about the nature here. The typical sights and sounds include the murmur of crickets, the olive trees, the grape vines and also the sight and smell of lavender fields! These fragrant purple flowers are found in several beauty products including soap, perfume, and oils. While driving around this summer we came across a field of wild lavender. We stopped for a few minutes to cut some plants for our DIY lavender wands. This activity is easy enough to do with kids and adults. The results are beautiful whether done simple or sophisticated.
Lavender wands can be seen in shops usually woven with a colorful ribbon. I decided to change it by adding a sober white ribbon. When I get home I also would like to use a scrap of Atelier Brunette or Liberty fabric to make another wand.
Here’s to a tiny piece of Provence under your pillow, in your closet, or to offer as a gift!
What you will need:
1. 20 freshly cut lavender flowers and stems.
3. String or a long thin fabric scrap
Cut 20 long stems of lavender with a scissors. Remove the extra leaves on the stems and keep the flowers at the top.
Attach the bouquet of 20 stems together with the string.
Cut the ends of the stems with the scissors to make them equal in length.
Fold each stem downwards covering the lavender flowers and making a “cage of lavender”.
Weave the string under and over each stem to create your very own lavender wand.
For kids, they can simple wrap their string around the “cage” several times and attach with a knot at the bottom.
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