If you like the idea of making a bunch of small statements around the house instead of just one big one, then this little lavender wreath is the perfect project for you. This could be a lovely hostess gift, teacher gift or even something just right for saying, “I’m thinking of you!”
Foam wreath form
Sprigs of faux lavender
Awl or pen
Hot glue gun
1. Cut the lavender stems down to short sprigs and create a pile of them to work from. (You can also use dried real lavender.)
2. Using the awl or a pen, create a small hole in the foam on an angle in the direction you want the sprigs to go. Get out the hot glue gun and put a dab of glue inside the hole.
3. Quickly, while the glue is still hot, insert the end of a sprig of lavender into the hole, making sure it is leading in the direction you want. You may have to push it into the foam on a slightly different angle to get it to lie nicely.
Continue in this fashion, adding more and more lavender until you get the look you want.
4. I created a simple bow using narrow ribbon and some florist’s wire. I twisted the wire to make it more rigid and stuck it into the foam. I added a drop of hot glue to hold it in place.
On the back of the form I did the same with a small loop so I could hang the mini-wreath from door knobs and tiny hooks.
This adorable wreath looks great resting on a plate stand as the focal point of a table grouping.
Try hanging it over a guest towel. It can be pinned through the ribbon onto the back of the towel.
It’s just as pretty hanging on the wall from a tiny nail or hook.
Or dress up your china cabinet for the season with something as lovely as this lavender heart. It brightens any room!
| Shari Hiller and Matt Fox, mattandshari.com