Hanging and drying lavender fresh from the garden can also add a touch of decor to your home! This tutorial takes little time, almost no money, and is super easy for any DIYer!
Only a few lavender plants grow in my garden this season so my harvests have been few and modest. If you haven’t already, check out the post I made about how to grow lavender. Planting Lavender: It’s FINALLY time!!
Dividing and hanging this bunch required only a few supplies:
- scrap wood piece (cut to size if needed)
- 1/2″ nails
- mounting tape
Typically, I hang my herbs our dining room window between two built-in bookshelves. The mounting tape comes in handy because I am not about to nail or screw holes into them! However, if this is not a concern for you, feel free to use whatever method you prefer.
The piece of scrap wood I used was a fortunate find as it fit perfectly where I wanted it. You might need to cut your down to fit wherever you want to mount it. The routes in my piece were from an old test I did but I think it adds something, don’t you?
I divided the bunch of lavender into three smaller bundles and tied them with twine about an inch and a half from the ends. Bows make the hanging part a little easier.
For each bundle, I hammered a nail into the scrap wood just deep enough to be sturdy but not pierce through the other side. Hopefully, there will be at least a couple more harvests so I left room to dry a couple more bundles if needed.
All that’s left is to adhere mounting tape to the back of your scrap wood. This project is relatively small and light but it is always a good idea to pay attention to the weight limits specific to the tape you are using.
Hang your cute little lavender bundles from the nails and enjoy the look and smell of this fresh herb while it dries!
My boyfriend says he can’t smell the lavender I hang up. I don’t understand it AT ALL.
Dried lavender holds on to more of its color and aroma when left to dry in a dark and cool spot.