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
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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