Woven Lavender Closet Bundles
I had such a wonderful lavender crop this year (I say "crop" but I actually only have 3 very large lavender plants).
Lavender - what a scent!! - In my opinion, the soothing scent of lavender ranks right up there with roses and lily of the valley. Lavender is actually quite beneficial - as an essential oil it can aid in sleep, anti-stress and general relaxation. Also, lavender is a moth deterrent - instead of using those stinky mothballs why not try making these Lavender Closet Bundles.
STEP 1: Harvest your lavender making sure that the stems are about 6 to 8 inches long. (see picture above)
STEP 2: Count about 13 stalks making sure that the stems are similar lengths and then tie this bundle together with a decorative ribbon of your choice (see picture below). This ribbon should be 24 inches long and should be tied right under the purple flowers (again - see below).
STEP 3: Gently fold (or curve) back each stem as seen in the picture above
STEP 4: Take the ribbon and begin weaving - every other stalk as you go around (see picture below) - this is not easy (or it might be that weaving is not one of my stronger skills).
STEP 6: Knot off the bottom and use the remaining ribbon to hang this Lavender Bundle in the closet.
IMPORTANT: The stalks/stems must be green otherwise they will just snap off.