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Use dried lavender to make this simple, rustic wall art in under 10 minutes!
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.
Simple DIY dried lavender frame
To make the dried lavender frame, you’ll need:
- 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.
To begin, remove the back of the frame.
Carefully lift the glass out of the frame. Then, use your hot glue gun to apply a layer of glue around the frame, like so:
While the glue is still drying, quickly pop your glass back in to the frame. Apply gentle pressure until the glass has stuck to the frame.
Next, grab your dried lavender. Remove any leaves along the stem until you’re left with a bare stem, then trim the stems so they’re roughly the same length. Use jute twine to tie your lavender into a bunch.
Apply a generous amount of glue to the back of the stems and jute twine. Gently press the lavender on to the glass, applying gentle pressure until the glue dries (this takes a minute, tops). If you have trouble with this step, try to fan out the buds of your lavender in such a way that they lay flat on the side you want to glue down.
And with that, your dried lavender frame is finished.
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