By Alia / DIY

Lavender Wands

When I was little my mom used to make lavender wands for my sister and I when the lavender bushes were in bloom.  We’d make-believe we were flower fairies flying around with our wands in delight.  All grown up I still have a special place in my heart for these simple-to-make wands. They remind me of my mother who I miss dearly every day. I have an abundance of lavender in my back yard now. Although the bushes attract a million honey bees they smell wonderful and every time I walk by them I feel like my mom is looking down at me smiling, especially when Piper is by my side.

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To make a lavender wand you will need:

15-25 Lavender flowers with bottom leave removed all the same length

4 Small rubber bands, I used Goodie small baby hair bands

1 Ribbon about 15 inches long

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Bunch the lavender together and cut the stems to the same length.

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Wrap the rubber bands around the stems at the bottom, around the middle and two loosely over the flower towards the middle and top of wand.

IMG_4674Find the middle of the ribbon, place it on the top of the wand and wrap the ribbon around the wand using a crisscross pattern. Tie the end with a bow.

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And voilà you have a lavender wand!

I don’t recommend these indoors unless you are using them as a potpourri or a decoration. The flowers fall off easily and you will have a big mess on your hands if your little one is ‘flying’ around the house with it. I learned this the hard way. I don’t remember the mess as a kid. 🙂

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Xo- Alia

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