Making a pomander with dried lavender
How to make the lavender pomander
You will need for the project
- Polystyrene ball 7cm diameter
- Dried lavender
- Tassel (I bought mine but they are easily made from thread)
- Large beads
- Metal skewer
- PVA glue
- Florist wire & pliers to bend it
- Lavender essential oil & spray bottle
Method for making the pomander
Carefully poke a hole all the way through the middle of the ball using the skewer. I found it easier to do this first and leave it in place as it gives you something to hold while gluing on the lavender. I covered the entire ball with PVA and pressed the lavender into it.
To spray the ball, I emptied a 10ml bottle of lavender essential oil into a small spray bottle obtained from my local chemist. If using oil, keep away from polished, painted and synthetic surfaces & textiles in case of marks.Adding oil means that you aren’t reliant on the natural fragrance of the lavender, so you can choose a less fragrant but deeper blue dried lavender if you wish.
The pomander can be refreshed from time to time with another drop or two (or spritz) of oil.
I like to use hi-tack PVA glue because it holds items in place while it is drying.
Buy fragrant dried lavender
Blue dried lavender
Buy lavender essential oil