Lavender Wreath

Jun 16, 2017 | Flower Arraning

Add summer cheer to your front door and learn how to make a lush and fragrant lavender wreath. This wreath dries beautifully and lasts for months to come. For a base, you can use either a straw, wire, or grapevine wreath. And for more summer flower arranging tutorials,check out our peony and hydrangea wreath.

One of the best parts about summer? Fresh flowers in abundance! Watch our video tutorial below to learn how to make a gorgeous lavender wreath perfect for warm days!

Add summer cheer to your front door and learn how to make a lush and fragrant lavender wreath. This wreath dries beautifully and lasts for months to come. We also share helpful tips for choosing the right type of lavender. | countryhillcottage.com

The English Lavender series

This recipe is part of our English Lavender series. Have a look at the links below to for more lavender inspired projects:

 

 

Add summer cheer to your front door and learn how to make a lush and fragrant lavender wreath. This wreath dries beautifully and lasts for months to come. We also share helpful tips for choosing the right type of lavender. | countryhillcottage.com

What lavender should I use?

You can make this wreath with both fresh lavender or dried lavender – the wreath will be beautiful and fragrant either way. We mixed and matched different types of English lavender and French butterfly lavender to create an interesting and varied texture.  If you want to make a wreath with fresh lavender and dry it later, use mostly English lavender as English lavender tends to retain its buds and florets better than French lavender.

 

Lavender Wreath Instructions

Since the stems are more bendable, it’s a little easier to make this wreath with fresh lavender. Over time, fresh lavender will dry and you can enjoy the dried wreath for years.

Materials

  • fresh or dried lavender, see our tip above
  • 1 straw, wire or grapevine wreath base (We used a 25 cm / 10 in straw wreath form.)
  • green florist wire on a reel
  • ribbon or wreath hanger (optional)

Tools

  • secateurs
  • wire cutter
  • scissors

Instructions

1) Prep the lavender

If you’re using fresh lavender, only cut stalks with fully blooming flowers so you can enjoy the buds later in the season and strip off any leaves of the stems. All the following steps apply for both fresh and dried lavender. Shorten the stems to a length of approximately 15 to 20 centimetres or 6 to 8 inches.

 

2) Create the wreath

Tie green florist wire to the wreath form. It’s best to use wire from a reel rather than wire stubs. Then create small bundles by gathering 20 to 30 stems of lavender. We organised the different types of lavender into groups around the wreath form to make it easy to mix them. Wire the bundles to the wreath form. Overlap each successive bundle, so the wreath form doesn’t show and make sure also to cover the sides. We wanted a very lush wreath, so we covered the stems with flowers. If you prefer a looser look, simply space the bundles further apart, so the stems are showing. To finish the wreath, lift the second last lavender bunch and snuggle the last bundle underneath. Tie the wire at the back to secure.

 

3) Hang the lavender wreath

Use a piece of string or ribbon to hang the wreath. As with all flower arrangements, keep the wreath out of direct sunlight to maintain its colour, and protect it from moisture

Difficulty: intermediate

Materials: lavender


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