Lavender promotes relaxation and helps soothe the mind and it helps with de-stressing. It can help with sleep support, menstrual pain, and even helps kill bacteria. Making lavender wands is a fun activity to do for all!
7-15 lavender buds/flowers, with long stems. For the weaving to work, you need an odd number of stems.
2 yards of 1/4" ribbon
Arrange the lavender stems side by side with the flowers staggered in two rows.
Tie ribbon tightly around the stems at the base of the flowers. It is important to leave 10" at the end.
With a spoon, gently crush the stems next to the ribbon.
Form a cage around the flowers by bending the stems. Put the loose end of the ribbon alongside the flowers, to poke out.
If lavender sticks out, use a toothpick to push it back into the cage.
Continue weaving until you reach the end of the flowers. Take the ribbon back to the beginning, and pull it tight. The weave should be nice and snug, so take up any slack ribbon and weave it in. Weaving tightly is important because lavender shrinks as it dries.
Tie the spool-end of the ribbon to the loose end poking through the bottom of the cage in step 4, then wrap the spool-end of the ribbon several times around the base.
You now have a lavender wand!
Love and Light!