It’s the time of the year to be gathering and harvesting our much loved garden lavender, which I love to use in my craft projects and gift wrapping. Here’s some of my favourite ideas
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden with lavender, cut and gather up into bunches to be hung and dried, place onto old cooking trays and put into the airing cupboard to slowly dry.
Purple stitched ribbon by Jane Means
Once dry then sprinkle the aromatic dried flowers in between layers of
tissue paper before wrapping special gifts….the intrigue and joy of finding little bits of natural flower confetti will not only make an eye-catching result but smell great too
You can also look at other flowers and can incorporate them in to your wrapping. I love the delicate use of baking paper and vellum as an alternative wrapping paper
Lavender Ribbon by Jane Means
Sprigs of Lavender can be tied on to handles of gift bags. You’ll need about 20cm of ribbon to do this
Image by Sisoo
You could even have a go at making your own soap and decorating it with hessian, string and lavender. These make great gifts and wedding favours.
Image courtesy of Pinterest
Linen bags filled with lavender seeds can be tied with string or ribbon. Decorated with lavender and a buff tag, this makes an ideal gift for a neighbour or a guest who is coming to stay. You can also pop one on your pillow to help you sleep
Invitations and Stationery
Envelopes and gifts can be wax sealed with sprigs …there is no stopping us when we start thinking about gorgeous wrapping.
Baking with Lavender
You could even make your own shortbread with dried Lavender and can get the recipe from my previous blog post
Image by Wings View at Home
There are so many wonderful uses for Lavender, from helping you sleep to deterring moths in your home.
I’m a huge fan of lavender and can’t wait to visit Provence next year