Use this lavender bundle to evoke images of southern France, where lavender is very popular. It brings with it a pleasant, perfumed thought and can be offered as a gift to a friend or hostess.
This fresh and delicately braided bundle is as lovely to smell as to look at.
Creation time: 20 mn
- 30 sprigs fresh lavender
- 2 m (6-1/2 ft) ribbon that's 1 cm (3/8 inch) wide
- Arrange the lavender sprigs in a bouquet.
- With an end of the ribbon, make a knot just below the blooms, tying them together.
- Fold all the stalks toward the flowers, spreading them all around.
- Weave the ribbon:
- Pass the ribbon under 2 stalks, then over 2 stalks, and repeat for the rest.
- Pull tightly each time.
- When the first round is finished, do the same thing, reversing the over/under pattern for the next row and each row following until all of the stalks are covered.
- Finish with a pretty knot.
- Make your bundles on the day the lavender is picked so that the stalks don't break when you fold them.
- Wait several days after making the knot at the base because, as the stalks dry, the bundle may shrink and it's sometimes necessary to tighten the ribbon.