Bumble Bee's Craft Den

I enjoy crafting and like to try my hand at different things. If there is anything that you see on here that you would like made, please feel free to contact me bumblebeescraftden@gmail.com or by going to my page on Facebook www.facebook.com/bumblebeescraftden. You can post on the wall or send me a message there. I appreciate any comments that people leave so please feel free to comment!!!

Monday, 4 August 2014

Lavender Bottles

I'm carrying on with the 'lavender' theme today as my room is full of drying lavender and smelling gorgeous!  Today I have used fresh lavender to make a lavender bottle.

I recently found a book on lavender at a cheap bookstore that is closing down for just 50p.  As well as lots of lavender information, there are some ideas of things to make with lavender.  This idea for lavender bottles appealed to me as you use fresh lavender on the stalk and weave ribbon into it so that when it dries out, the lavenders stays inside of the woven ribbon 'bottle'.

These were made in Victorian times to use for keeping drawers and cupboards smelling fresh and lovely.

I need to get some purple ribbon to match the lavender!  It uses quite a bit of ribbon and as I have a large roll of the red gingham I used that!

I'm quite pleased with it and I'm sure that as I make more of them, my technique will improve!