Monday, 2 July 2012

Lavender Rings Tutorial

I like to make lavender rings as gifts each summer, they also double up as great stress release with all that lovely scent on my hands. In this tutorial I'm going to show you how I made them. The step by step photography was a bit tricky as this is very much a two handed task. During the early stages the ring holds shape better in the hands than it does when I put it down on the table.

To make these rings you need fresh lavender stems. Anything harvested more than 1 day is going to be too brittle to shape.

  • Cut fresh stems of lavender. Try to cut them as long as possible - the longer they are the more sturdy and larger your ring can be.
  • Strip the leaves from the stems
  • Slowly bend the largest stem round to form ring like shape and wrap it round itself to hold the shape

  • line up the next stem so the flower head is just behind the first one

  • wrap the second stem round and around the ring to secure in place by tucking the stem into the ring.

  • Add more stems, weaving and wrapping them in place.

  • Keep going until the ring is as full as you wish it to be
  • If this is for a gift, add a tag.

These lavender rings can also be left to air dry and then given as gifts later in the year.
Have fun and be blessed, from Angela

1 comment:

  1. Angela this is so pretty. I really fancy having a go at making one of these and my Dad has a beautiful lavendar bush in his garden, Im sure he wont mind me picking a few stems :o)
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Hugs Diane xx


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