Wednesday, July 6, 2011

How to Make Lavender Bottles

This is how I make the lavender bottles or some call wands.
You will need the following:
freshly cut lavender I think I have 25-30 stems here.
2 elastics
1 yard of ribbon ( depends on the size of the bottle.)
a pair of scissors

Gather your lavender and have all the heads even don't worry about the bottom at this point. put an elastic around the heads( not to tight it will cut the heads off.)

 Take your stems and bend them backwards over the heads so that it makes  a little cage for the heads of your lavender buds.
 Take your second elastic and put at the bottom of the stems to hold in place. this is where you will trim any stems that are really sticking out at the end and make them semi even.

Take your ribbon and pull it through the stems. Tuck in the raw edge of the ribbon so it can't be seen and then weave the ribbon in and out  among the stems all around the bottle until it is covered tuck the raw edge in at the top to not be seen. I have short lavender so this ribbon was to wide but it is all that I had for now.                                                                                                                                       
 It should look like this at the end.
 after all raw edges of the ribbon are tucked in tie a bow at the bottom to hide the elastic. It will dry and be fragrant for a long time. Great for keeping moths out of wool and great to sit on pillows after making the bed.
I hope I have explained it enough once you start making them you find all kinds of uses for them and it will be hard to stop. Enjoy!


Larkrise garden girl said...

Oh how pretty! Thanks for the tutorial.

Tolentreasures said...

What a great idea! I have seen these but never how to make them. I have a huge crop of lavendar this year, need to find some ribbon around here! Thanks for sharing this!


yaya said...

Just love the smell of lavendar....just making these would soothe away any ills of the day! Thanks for post!

Kim said...

Thanks for showing us. You make it look so easy but I bet it's trickier than it looks.

Alyssa said...

How cool are those?!! Love it!! My lavender is just blooming now...Thanks for the tut! ;)Alyssa

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh...i LOVE this....i want to try it...

i have Betty Crocker too...and LOVE is all cracked and the pages are tired and worn...but i LOVE it !!!!!

happy to stop by today
i always love it here

kary and teddy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, I love lavender -- what a wonderful tutorial :)


Courtney said...

Just up and running with internet as of yesterday late in the day! I love the thrift store pottery in your last post and these lavender wands are great. I remember trying to make them years ago when I first started to garden. With the moth population up here I'll be needed a little protection!
Hope all is going well!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
It has been SO LONG since I've made any of those. I really ought to! Thanks for (possibly) inspiring me.
I hope all is well with hubby. I think of you often.
Hugs :)

Dog Trot Farm said...

Cathy, glad to find this wonderful tutorial. My lavender is ready to harvest and I am going to give the "lavender wands" a try. Glad to hear your husband received good news while in Boston. Hope your camping trip was a success. Miss baby is getting so big! Hope you are enjoying the summer, hugs from Maine, Julie.

Char said...

Very beautiful and they make the best gifts for any occasion too, Char

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

You make it look easy. I'll have to try it. I love lavender scent!

Joycee said...

What a great idea and a beautiful way to save and display the lavendar!