Friday Favorites - DIY Lavender Wreath

I love lavender.  The smell...the look...love it.  It is all over in our yard, front and back.  It was even the "flower" for our wedding. For months I had been eyeing this lavender wreath at Target, however I just couldn't justify spending almost $50 for something that is just going to hang on my front door.  Instead, after a very long time of debating whether to get it or not, I decided I'll just make it.

So last weekend while Jake was away Charlie and I went to Michael's and bought all the supplies!  We did it all for $8.50 plus 20% off with my awesome Michael's app!

8 inch grapevine wreath - $4.99 Head Pins - $1.99 Floral Wire - $1.49

STEP ONE: I went out to our front yard to pick some lavender.  Unfortunately, right now, there was not a lot of lavender but the lavender leaves were massive...so I thought it would go well on the wreath also!

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STEP TWO: I grabbed a small handful of lavender and leaves.

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STEP THREE: I put that bunch onto the wreath and bound it tightly with floral wire.lavender-wreath_0010 lavender-wreath_0013

STEP FOUR: Keep repeating by adding more and more bunches on top of the last.  Just be sure each time you cover up your floral wire!

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Oh yes, and this is what Charlie was doing while I was making my wreath.  The kitchen was a mess, but he was happy!lavender-wreath_0011 lavender-wreath_0017

If I had a hard time keeping the lavender bunch together while I was tying it, I would use these pins to keep it in place.  lavender-wreath_0015

I didn't use too much because these guys stood out and were hard to cover up!lavender-wreath_0014

STEP FIVE: Nearing the end of the wreath was a little harder. I just needed to nicely tuck the ends of the stem UNDER the existing flowers on the wreath. lavender-wreath_0016

And there you have it.  In 20 mins I had my very own wreath!  I thought I was going to put it outside on the front door, but I think I will enjoy it inside for a bit!  Plus, I needed something to put on these hooks of my nice new furniture piece my parents got me for my birthday!lavender-wreath_0018

It was probably the easiest craft I have done.  And I did it with a teething toddler too!  Once all my lavender grows back I would LOVE to make a bigger one and maybe that one I will put on my front door!