I’ve already mentioned how much I heart Williams-Sonoma wreaths…but they’re so easy to make yourself, why not DIY? All you need to make a lavender wreath are some dried lavender sprigs, a frame, wire or twine, and a bit of ribbon (full instructions HERE).
The adorable lavender wreath at left was made by reader Amanda’s mother as a gift for her birthday. Amanda hung it on her apartment door, and every so often she crushes a few of the buds to release the scent. Love it!
I also think that wreaths are a lovely, unique way to preserve wedding bouquets (or any floral arrangement that you want to hang onto). I just dried out my wedding bouquet and put it in one of the tin jars we used as centerpieces, and it’s very pretty…but I wish I had thought to do something like this:
To make a wreath like the one pictured above, pick up a twig frame from a craft store (Michael’s carries them), and then use wire to affix your flowers to the branches (you can either pre-dry them or let them dry out once they’re on the wreath). If you end up with some bare patches, just buy a few fake branches and use them as filler.
Lower images via Dusty Lu Interiors.