Easy DIY Lavender Wreath

5 Materials
$15
2 Hours
Easy

I’ve got a great tutorial for you on how to make a wired lavender wreath. And I hope if you love this project, you'll come check out and subscribe to my blog for so many more great home decor tips, DIY projects, and crafts!


This is a particularly great project to do with friends and family, or even as a party activity. Lavender was in full bloom up in Oregon when we visited last week! So I thought it was a perfect time to share this project with you! This lavender wreath is perfect as a summer (or even fall) decoration, and it is generally easy on allergies, too!



No lavender bush at home? No problem! You can usually find lavender at your local nursery or Trader Joe’s. Lavender is also a fairly quick growing plant! So planting your own bushes might be a good idea if you’d like to make multiple wreaths in the future (they make great gifts too)!

Now, let’s get started, shall we?


Step 1: Go harvest lots of lavender! Be sure to use floral scissors or shears to cut the flowers. You don’t want to be yanking the lavender out of the plant or you risk damaging the roots. It’s best to harvest the lavender in the morning before the sun hits, and before the temperatures rise. This ensures your lavender are and will remain as fragrant as possible!

Step 2: Lay materials out to start: floral wire, grapevine or other natural wreath garland, twist ties (we cut ours in half), and of course, your lavender.

Step 3: Gather a small bunch of lavender together, lining up the tips of the flowers together. Once you have a small bundle, use a twist tie to secure. Snip off the excess stems below the twist tie with sharp scissors.

Step 4: Continue making your bundles until you have used up all of your lavender.

Step 5: Next, cut about a 24″ piece of floral wire. Affix one lavender bundle to your wreath form. wrap your wire around the base of the bundle (near the twist tie), pull tight, and twist the wire several times. This will give you a good tight base to keep the lavender in place. Hold the bundle down, and wrap the wire around the bundle and the wreath together several more times. To secure, run the end of the wire through part of the wreath (this is why grapevine or similar wreaths are easiest!) a few times. Trim any excess wire.

Step 6. Repeat Step 5, and layer the top of the lavender bundle over the base of the bundle before it. This allows you to hide the twist ties! Once you get to your last bundle, you’ll tuck the base under the top of the very first bundle you attached. The last bundle is the trickiest to attach. But just apply carefully and disturb the lavender bundles as little as possible!

Step 7: Allow to dry, hang, and enjoy! Note that you can also spray your wreath with either hairspray or a clear polycrylic to minimize shedding, but be sure to wait until it is fully dry. Also be aware that it will likely impact the fragrance of your wreath! So you might want to consider waiting until after you’ve really enjoyed the scent to the fullest!

Let me know if this is a project you’ll be adding to your list as we close out summer (can’t believe I am even writing that!!) Before you know it, Fall will be here! And then we’ll all be chatting pumpkins, apple cider, and Halloween!

Until next time... hop on over to the blog to check out more fun and easy projects to add some character and joy to your home!


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  • Lisa West Lisa West on Jul 15, 2021

    I have 2 bundles of lavender my daughter bought me last year. Right now they are just sitting in a vase. I think I will do the same on a small pic frame and maybe add some cotton and wheat bundles. What do you think? I know the wheat will look pretty. Not sure about cotton though. I'll are to just see if it looks good. If not maybe cotton with sunflowers would be interesting. Hmmm you have my juices flowing here lol. Looks fabulous. Lavender is so pretty. Can be farm house , whimsical. Just goes with every thing. Atleast imo it does.

  • Mary Mary on Aug 11, 2021

    I love this. I have lavender in the garden but it looks so pretty at the moment. Can I pick it any later or is this the best time?

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  • Mammaw Mammaw on Jul 11, 2021

    I’ll planted lavender before and it just never grows for me. I think your wreath is lovely. I’m sure it smells wonderful in your home. Thank you. Stay safe.

  • Lpr28628902 Lpr28628902 on Jul 11, 2021

    My Lavender is ready!! I want to do a heart shape for my daughter’s wedding…any suggestions on where to put the first bunches?

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