Updated: Jul 11, 2022
Lavender wreaths are a tasteful and aromatic addition to anyone’s front door or home. We may be most familiar with Christmas wreaths, but they can be enjoyed year-round! Learn how to create your own DIY lavender wreath, with easy, step by step directions. Don’t be intimidated by the dried lavender wreath Martha Stewart would make! Our wreath tutorial should be easy to follow. We want to inspire your inner artist! Anyone can make a beautiful flower wreath.
If you’re looking for instructions on how to plant and care for lavender plants. stay tuned to this blog to learn the farmers’ recommendation to lavender care.
However, pruning your lavender plants is an important part to lavender care, and will help produce the most beautiful, tall blooms! Regular pruning also prevents a lavender plant from becoming “woody,” an aesthetic choice many people wish to avoid.
Maybe you’ve just pruned, and have piles of lavender lying around! Perfect! Make a wreath!
Whether it is a wire wreath form, a grapevine wreath start, or mesh wreath is up to you! Choose what calls to you. At our in-person lavender wreath making classes, we begin with a grapevine wreath.
Whatever you have available is great! We use Australian and English lavender.
Floral wire (or twine, but floral wire is easier to work with for a lasting shape)
Scissors to trim lavender
Trim your lavender pieces. We will be grouping lavender sprigs together; cut the lavender to make a roughly uniform sprig length. We prefer to have shorter stems, 5" to 6" generally.
Group your lavender sprigs together to form lavender bunches.
Use the floral wire to tie the lavender bunches together. Hold should be tight enough that lavender doesn’t fall out.
Arrange your lavender bunches around your wreath form to make a rough idea of where you want to place what. Don’t skip this step! Planning is useful for even the boldest artist.
Start fastening your lavender bunches to your wreath form with additional wire.
If you attend a lavender wreath making class at our lavender farm, you will be provided with enough freshly cut lavender flowers to create a mesmerizing, 14”–16” lavender wreath! These fresh lavender flowers will provide a vibrant and aromatic masterpiece.
We prefer to trim out lavender before they reach full bloom. That way, there is a lot of life left in the lavender, and it blooms after you have it made! This also guarantees that you will get the most fragrant wreath.
As the lavender dries, the color will fade. Personally, I think this is an excellent way to transition from a summer to fall wreath. Lavender goes with everything!
You can also personalize your lavender wreath by adding other botanicals, or attaching additional decorations. Soon enough, you will be able to create hordes of gorgeous wreaths! The most important instruction is to not take this too seriously, and leave a little room for fun. We want your creativity to blossom with the lavender flowers!
DIY lavender wreath making is an excellent activity to do by yourself or with friends. Heck, make a party out of it! You can also contact us during this 2022 lavender season to host a private lavender wreath making class at our farm grounds in Sherwood, OR.