Lavender crafts ideas are very popular at the beginning of summer. Do you also love fragrant products from lavender? It’s harvest time, and we were wondering what to make this year. This lavender doll Angel won. Immediately after completion she found her new enthusiastic owner. We could barely take a picture of her. If you like, you can make a similar lavender doll following our tutorial.
We always use freshly cut material for lavender products. Lavender from one smaller lavender bush is enough to make this doll. Angel’s production doesn’t take much time. Using a flexible floristic wire, we can easily shape the doll and be done in a while.
- freshly cut lavender
- floristic wire
- small pliers
Divide the spikelets of fresh lavender into four sheaves and start shaping the doll. The sheaf on the skirt must be the biggest.
We start by making a doll head. We work the same way as when we produce a lavender mallet. We align the inflorescence of lavender, we need the part where the stem passes into the inflorescence to be roughly in the same place.
In this spot, just below the inflorescence, we wrap the sheaf with wire. Bend and tie the loose stems equally all around over the blossoms. We have a finished head and a base for the doll’s body.
Afterwards we tie two stems with a wire and shape them into hands. Arrange the inflorescence gradually and tie them with the wire again. With the help of this wire, bend the inflorescence into a roughly 90° angle and attach them to the doll body.
First one and then the other side. Afterwards, cut the exceeding stems.
Finally, we put a skirt around the doll’s body all around. Lavender spikelets from the largest sheaf are carefully and regularly assembled around the doll’s body and wired tightly.
Tie the whole doll body, the hands and the neck with a wire once more, so everything stays in one piece.
In the end, we make a small wreath for the doll and thread a small loop for hanging
The lavender doll will smell nice and be a nice winter companion. We can gift it as a original natural present.
Check out some other tutorials on how to make your own original lavender products.