Lavender is not only a fab ornamental garden plant, the dried flowers can be used for decorative or medicinal purposes. Use them in potpourri or bath sachets, or make these dinky little lavender bags using scraps of fabric. To dry lavender, pick the flowers just as they open and hang them upside down in a dark dry area with plenty of air circulation. They should dry nicely just in time for Christmas (you don’t want them to have any moisture, or mould will develop), at which time you can make cute little pouches to place in drawers and linen closets. Any material will do. Just cut out the desired shape (x2), blanket-stitch around three-quarters of the edges, insert dried, crushed lavender heads, then stitch around the remaining edges. Easy!
DIY: Dinky lavender bags
December 2, 2010 by 2 Comments