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Over the last few months my lavender plant has been looking like a wilted, flowerless mess. I honestly thought it had died but I kept putting off uprooting it, both because I’m lazy and because I didn’t really want to admit that my brown thumb had killed yet another plant.
It turns out that I’m not a complete brown thumb.
I’m just an idiot who didn’t know that lavender can go dormant during the colder months.
So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when, last week, my lavender plant sprang back to life in a dazzling display of rich purple flowers.
With a sudden excess of flowers at my disposal, I decided to make a simple farmhouse-style lavender wreath.
To show off these gorgeous flowers (and, apparently, my new-found ability to keep a plant alive), I decided to make a DIY farmhouse lavender wreath!
This wreath was really simple to make, so I’m going to share with you how I did it.
- Fresh or artificial lavender (approximately 15 flowers)
- Fresh or artificial greenery.
- Two real or artificial large stems of white cherry blossoms.
- Floral wire
- 12 inch grapevine wreath form
- 2 long strips of burlap
- White ribbon
- Good quality scissors or wire cutters.
To begin, I trimmed off any dead/bug-bitten/droopy leaves then gave the stems a quick trim to neaten them up.
Next, I laid down a ‘base layer’ of greenery to work on top of. To do this, I wrapped floral wire around the base of a stem, then tied the stem to the wreath form. I repeated this several times until I had this:
I then trimmed the excess wire off.
When the base layer was complete, I started adding larger bunches of greenery and lavender. I did this using the same technique – tying floral wire around the stems, then using the floral wire to secure the greenery/lavender to the wreath form.
Once the greenery and lavender were in place, I slotted the white cherry blossoms in among them.
Due to the design of the wreath, there’s an unavoidable ugly bit in the middle. I decided to cover this using a burlap bow and some ribbon.
I added the ribbon first, securing it with a tight knot:
Then, I added a burlap bow over the top.
I did a goof and forgot to take pictures to show you how to tie a nice burlap bow. As such, you’ll have to settle for a poorly drawn diagram.
And that was it!