How to Make Pretty Lavender Stems With Beads

9 Materials
$5.00
1 Hour
Easy
Lavender is such a gorgeous flower both in its looks and smell. Make these pretty Lavender stems with just some twigs from outside, a little paint, hot glue and beads. They are the perfect accent for your home all year long.
I am one of those people who looove Lavender ♥

I love the look, the colour and most of all the smell.  Oh the smell.  I could drink that smell up I love it so much.

I have a lot of dried Lavender in my house but I wanted to have some Lavender stems to decorate with. (see other decor projects here and here)

Here is an easy way to make DIY Lavender stems. 

You will need some twigs from a local tree, a cup full of small purple beads, a little purple glitter and a mason jar.
To make the twigs look more like Lavender stalks, I painted mine a pale, mossy green.  I mixed 3 parts Fusion Mineral Paint in Inglenook with 1 part Bayberry. 
Once the paint was mixed, it was a nice creamy, pale green with a hint of moss. 

Paint up as many twigs as you would like to make.
Holding one of the twigs, cover the end with hot glue from a glue gun.  Be careful not to get any on you!!
Sprinkle some of the glitter on top of the beads and then dip the twig in.  Gently push the beads into the glue to make sure they are all stuck in place. 

Stand the stems up in your Mason or canning jar to dry.  
Once the hot glue hardens, the beads should be held firmly in place creating the spike.  When all of the glue is dry, arrange your flowers in the mason jar and use to add some rustic beauty to your space.
I am crazy in love with how the Lavender stems turned out.  They are perfectly simple and rustic and will be great for my summer decor.  Now if only summer would hurry up and get here 😉

Hope over to the original post to see additional pictures and how the canning jar was painted...

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  • Dpbeee2 Dpbeee2 on Jan 24, 2019

    Are these micro beads? The link just takes yo to a page of all kinds of purple ones on Amazon. I would like to get similar to what you used. Thank you.

  • Diane Diane on Apr 01, 2020

    I think it would be neat with any color to match any decor, cool idea, I also am lost on glitter???

  • Donna Donna on Apr 01, 2020

    Maybe I'm just missing it but what size beads - seed beads I know but what size?

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  • Leslie Leslie on Jul 20, 2021

    Nice idea, thank you for sharing. I think those would look lovely in a wreath or made into a wreath with some greenery but not too too much to overpower then.

  • Deb G. Deb G. on Aug 10, 2021

    These also remind me of mulberries


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