Here’s a very easy tutorial to make your own lavender garland. It looks pretty and smells even prettier. Be sure to read down because there’s an important step that will keep your lavender from shedding everywhere.
Dried lavender buds (You can purchase them on Etsy if necessary.)
Hemp, lace, ribbon, or whatever string you’d like
2 Plastic Cups
Styrofoam Crafts 1-1/2 inch balls (You can purchase them at Michael’s or JoAnn.)
Fill one cup with glue and the other will lavender.
Push a skewer through the center of a Styrofoam ball & submerge into the glue. Remove. Allow excess to drip off or you can twirl the skewer with your finger tips to remove the extra glue (just make sure the ball is surrounded by the cup).
Dip glue covered ball into lavender and coat it completely. (You may need to tilt/shake the cup a little in order to do so.)
Gently remove the ball from the skewer and let it dry.
IMPORTANT: AFTER 1/2 HOUR TO AN OUR OF DRYING, CUP THE BALL IN YOUR HAND AND PRESS THE LAVENDER FIRMLY INTO THE GLUE. THIS WILL KEEP THE LAVENDER FROM SHEDDING EVERYWHERE! THE GLUE IS TOO RUNNY TO DO THIS STEP WITHOUT ALLOWING TO DRY A LITTLE/TACK UP FIRST. IF YOU TRY TO PRESS THE LAVENDER INTO THE GLUE WITHOUT DRYING, YOU’LL HAVE A HUGE MESS AND YOUR LAVENDER WILL SHIFT, LEAVING “BALD SPOTS.”
After they’ve dried completely, use the skewer holes to thread the hemp through.
Repeat until you have all lavender balls strung!
Thanks for reading! For more projects, tutorials, and vintage chic style, come on over. – Jami