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Something amazing has happened: I have managed to keep my lavender plant alive for two whole years.
Yes. I, the woman who has killed no less than nine cacti, have managed to keep something from dying. Someone should call the Vatican because I’m pretty sure this counts as a miracle.
As a result of my not-100%-brown-thumb, this summer I ended up harvesting and drying a lot of lavender. I used some of it to make my scented lavender sachets, but even after that I still had some leftover. So I decided to use a bit of it to make a simple piece of dried lavender wall art.
It probably won’t last forever, but hey, it only took 10 minutes and I can re-use the frame for something else when the time comes.
Simple DIY dried lavender frame
- A photo frame. I used a cheap frame from a discount store spray painted with this chalk paint.
- A hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
- Dried lavender. I dried lavender from my garden using this easy, 15 minute DIY flower drying rack. You can also purchase pre-dried lavender here.
- Jute twine
- Optional: Command strips. These will allow you to hang your frame on the wall without an ugly wire being visible through the glass.
I began by removing the back of the frame:
I then removed the glass from the frame and ran a bit of hot glue around the little edge where the glass sits, like so:
I then pressed the glass back into the frame and applied gentle pressure until it stuck to the hot glue. I found that I had to work really quickly to make sure that the glue didn’t set before I could get the glass in place.
I then bundled up the dried lavender, using jute twine to tie it all together.
I then applied a massive chunk of glue to the back of the stems and jute twine. I then quickly pressed the lavender on to the glass and held it there until it set. If you have trouble with this step, try fanning out the buds of your lavender in such a way that they lay flat on the side you want to glue down and apply the glue to the buds as well.
And that was it!
It’s not anything flashy, but it was a nice way to use up some of my lavender.
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