Wait? What? You throw lavender at people?!?
Uh. Yeah. Don't you?
Instead of bird seed or rice, our friends and family chucked dried lavender at us as we left our wedding reception. I stole the marvelous idea of using lavender after attending my sister-in-law's wedding the previous year. I liked the way it smelled and it coordinated with my color scheme, so I stole it. I steal a lot of her ideas. I can't help it. She's crafty and has terrific ideas.
After the wedding, I had a lot of lavender left over. It's been sitting in giant ziploc bags in my kitchen cabinets ever since then.
A while back, I pressed and framed some thistles from my back yard and some of the flowers from my wedding bouquet. So, I decided to frame the lavender as well.
At first, I framed the lavender with a mat. I used some saran wrap to keep the lavender from getting between the mat and the glass. I like the look of it over all, but the saran wrap made the lavender shiny and I didn't much like that.
So I removed the mat and packed as much lavender into the frame as possible in order to keep it from shifting. I paired the framed lavender with the framed thistles and hung them on the wall.
I really like the way it all turned out. I'm a big fan of free and meaningful art. It reminds me of our wedding and it's pretty. I hung the frames up in the little alcove outside of the downstairs bathroom. It's officially the only finished space in the entire house.