Supplies: 3 or more long sprigs of lavender, scissors, thread or thin ribbon, small sachet bag optional)
Choose an odd number of long lavender stems, plus one or two extra in case of breakage. Keep them moist. If you are using dried lavender, soak for at least an hour before using it. I used 5 for this project.
Strip away the leaves and extra buds, leaving only the stem and top buds. Put them aside, but do not discard.
Gather the odd number of stems together. Tie them off just under the main blossom, leaving one short tail and one long tail to your ribbon for weaving.
GENTLY fold the stems over the blossoms one by one, creating a cage or cocoon-like structure. This will be the top of your wand.
Pull the long end of the ribbon to the outside of the cocoon, and begin weaving around the cluster of lavender in a simple over and under pattern. Keep your weaving firm, but not too tight, and allow some space between the rows.
When you get to the bottom of the flower heads (cocoon) wrap your ribbon or thread firmly around the stems to conclude the head of the wand. You can tie a bow and stop here if you wish, or…
You can continue to weave the stems to the bottom and tie off there with a bow. I add a second small piece of ribbon and tie in the piece I was weaving with to make my bows.
Add the extra leaves and buds to a little bag for a nice dream bag or sachet! Peaceful Lavender dreams!