Sunday, August 19, 2007

Lavender's Blue Dilly Dilly

Hello everyone! I wanted to show you a simple project that I worked on this past week.

I had a very small harvest from my lavender plant this year, not enough to make lavender wands so I made mini lavender bundles instead.

If you don't have any lavender, you could use flowers from your florist or grocery store that dry well.

I gathered up a few sprigs and tied them together with a bow. I also added a small gift tag.


I found the Victorian images at antiqueclipart.com and printed them out on cardstock.


They are the perfect size for adding to the top of a wrapped gift or using as place cards for a summertime dinner or tea party.


You could also tuck one into a letter for a friend, which is what I ended up doing!


Let me know if you make some too!

40 comments:

Tammy said...

I planted a lavender plant this summer, but it didn't bloom at all. It is still growing though, so maybe next year. Your lavender bundles are pretty!

Susie said...

These are great little gifts Kelli!
Our dollar store had large lavender plants for $1 each and I picked up several. I love the fragrance (and a bargain!)
xo

Regina said...

Your lavender bundles are pretty!
I love the fragance.
Regina

Anita said...

This looks very pretty, Kelli! And thanks for the vintage image link!

We had a quite relaxing week-end and I admired my two new roses a million times! I'll show lots of rose photos on my next S&T post. I am really in a sort of rose feaver now...

Thanks for the mail you sent yesterday, DH is checking the links now! ;-))

Have a great start into a new week!

XoX, Anita

Cathy said...

You are just so creative, Kelli. Those look lovely. I have something for you over at my blog. :-)

dot said...

cute idea!

deb said...

Hi Kelli ~ I saw some lavender bundles recently at our local yarn shop's open house. They were $6 a bunch! So...you are adding a nice touch to your gifts or letters when you include some lavender.

Mine didn't do well this year with such a lack of rain. I'm planning on planting more lavender for next year and hopefully having enough for some bundles.

Tiany said...

What a sweet post, I enjoyed it!! You used part of one of my all time favorite songs/ movies in your title!
Burl Ives is one of my all time favorite singers! :-)

Hope your having a wonderful weekend my friend!

Hey did you know you won an apron???

Candy said...

I LOVE this post!!!!!!!!
Soooo pretty. Have I mentioned I LOVE it!?! :)
Hugs,
Candy

Jenn4Him said...

Oh, I can just smell the lavender now! Your friends are blessed to have you.

Amber said...

What a neat little gift. I would have never thought of that.

The cookies looked wonderful that your sister made. You are right...almost too pretty to eat!

diana said...

how very nice. they are so pretty. who wouldn't want to receive one of those.

Melissa said...

Perfect thing to do with lavender. (Sounds so much faster than weaving them into wands, though they are gorgeous).
My neighbor has a number of massive lavendar plants in bloom right now. I wonder if she would mind if I "harvested" some of them!

Kelley said...

Kelli,what darling lavender bundles!
It's been a funny year for lavender, either feast or famine.
Have a wonderful week ahead!

Gena said...

Those are so sweet and so simple. My lavender didn't grow much and didn't bloom. We haven't had rain, either. Hopefully next year I'll be able to harvest a little bit.

smilnsigh said...

How precious! You are so talented. :-)

Mari-Nanci

CONNIE W said...

And the scent is wonderful! I did grow some lavender just outside my kitchen door and it was lovely but I didn't get it harvested. Perhaps next summer. By now it's too dry.

Terri said...

I want to plant a few Lavender plants out front for next year. Somewhere near the door so you can smell it as you come up to the door!
Terri

Mama Russell said...

Beautiful! Lavendar is so very lovely. I always enjoy seeing the latest thing you have made!

Tami said...

My lavender didn't bloom this year. I was looking foward to it too. Great idea.

Lee-ann said...

Lavender grows very well in the drought here so I should have some nice flowers this year to make same of these darling bunches, a very nice idear.

Lee-ann

Carrie said...

How cute! Love it :)
God bless :)

Rebecca said...

I have done them! Though, not as many. Seems you got a fair amount of lavendar out of your plants this year...I only got maybe 6-7 stalks.

Another thing I did with them, that you might like to do sometime, is to decorate your guest towels with them. You hang the towel and then fold the washcloth to become a pocket and stick a sprig or two in the pocket.

It is very elegant and makes my guests feel extra special!

Storybook Woods said...

What a wonderful idea Kelli and I love the little tag. Thank you for the reminder, I am soooooo long over due sending you a letter, Soon I promise xoxox Clarice

Jen said...

I love these....very sweet.

ellen b said...

Beautiful. I can almost smell the lavender...

Melissa E. said...

I keep thinking i'll plant a row of lavender somewhere. I enjoy fragrant flowers.

~ Janice ~ said...

Beautiful! I can almost smell it! What a wonderful idea to tuck some sprigs into a letter. The recipients will be delighted!

SouthernBell said...

Hi, there.
Hope you had a great weekend.

Julie said...

I am too far South to grow Lavender :0(

Corin said...

Very pretty!

Paula said...

Kelli, your lavender bundles are beautiful! This is something I would like to plant--am not sure how it would do here in the midwest--will have to give it a try.

Trella said...

What a great idea. I love the fragrance of lavendar.

Sharon Kay said...

A lovely idea and what a wonderful gift for that special friend.

Trudi M said...

Hi Kelli, I'm back. My computer woes are fixed and I'm back to school. Have you started home schooling yet? Love lavendar, need to get some for my garden next spring. Smiles.

Debbie said...

What a lovely idea! Very pretty.

Wurzerl said...

Hi Kelli, I am in your blog for the first time, and I saw your great idea with the lavender. I like it really very much, it is looking so nice. I'm sorry for my bad english, but I must told you that I love this idea.
Wurzerl from Bavaria in Germany

Joy said...

Oh that is lovely!! I have to make some of these! I have one little lavender plant in a pot.... so I'll have to wait until it blooms. Now I am hoping it will have lots of flowers! Thanks for sharing this great idea,
Love,
Joy

Lori said...

Just love your lavendar bundles. You are always so creative. What a neat thing to give for a little gift.

farmingfriends said...

What a beautiful gift idea. I love it. Thanks for sharing. Sara from farmingfriends