Monday, October 15, 2007

And now for something completely different...

This is a slight deviation from stamping, but I did use Stampin' Up! wide old olive grosgrain ribbon.

I was in my garden trying to get some things under control and I began cutting back one of my lavendar bushes. As I was trimming it, I was thoroughly enjoying the scent of the leaves and remaining flowers. I thought "how can I just throw these in the compost bin?" and I decided then that I would do something with them so we could enjoy the scent in our home. I found some old floral wire and began aimlessly bunching and wrapping until I ended up with a wreath. Then with some manipulation and adjustment I managed to make it look pretty good. I did a final wrap with a thin black satin ribbon that I got at Walmart mostly to distract from the wire. Then, of course, I used my SU olive ribbon as an accent.

My husband insisted that we hang it upstairs where we can always enjoy the fragrance! I love bringing the outdoors into my home. Eventually the colour will fade and it will get dusty, but the scent will hold for quite a while, even after it's dried, I think. I'm pretty happy with it for a first attempt at making a natural wreath.

1 comment:

Melanie aka Batgirl said...

I can smell it from here! ahhh!