I have to say one of my favorite scents, besides orange, is the smell of lavender. It has to be real fresh or dried lavender and not the artificial scent. Isn't it one of the most wonderful smells of spring?
I saw this basic and not very nice dried lavender arrangement on the Pottery Barn site and was not impressed. I loved their lavender wreaths, but this arrangement is pretty boring and dramatically over priced at $29 for a small 4 inch pot! That is really small.
|Source Pottery Barn|
"Carefully harvested and dried in bundles, our natural Provence lavender makes an ideal gift that showcases the vibrant purple color and soft fragrance for which the flower is known. Accented with a hand-tied raffia bow; comes in a terra-cotta pot with green Spanish moss. Lavender is grown in Northern California."
Here is my description:)
"Easily snipped with kitchen scissors and dried by hanging upside down in the laundry room for a week, this naturally grown Canadian lavender makes a beautiful piece showcasing it vibrant purple color and soft fragrance for which the flower is know. Accented with a hand-tied sheer ribbon bow found laying around in the craft box; comes in a moss covered pot with left over sand colored Spanish moss. Lavender is hand grown in a beautiful back yard garden in Southern Ontario, Canada."
Now that I had my fun, here is what I did.
Knowing I could do a lot better for a lot less, I headed to the garden and snipped some lavender (free I might add) and hung it to dry. I dry my lavender by tying it into one large bunch and hanging it upside down. This keeps the flowers in an upright position when they dry.
I found a really beautiful pot at a local store (not free but reasonably priced at under $10) and knew it was perfect for this project.
I did not spray the lavender with any sealant, but I have heard you can do this to prevent dust from sticking. I have used dried lavender in other arrangements and have never had a problem with this before.
What do you think?
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