Spring Lavender DIY's

 

If you have been following along with the blog, you know I love a good deal and you also know how much I love reusing, thrifting and finding new uses for things. Whenever I plan to do a DIY, I always try to find multiple ways of using the supplies that I've purchased in order to maximize the value. So with saying that, here are two easy DIYs that both use lavender as a key ingredient! P.S. Quick Tip: I got my dried lavender at Bulk Barn for only $0.26 and it was enough for both projects!

1. Iced Lavender Chai Tea Lattes

What You Need:

  • Dried Lavender
  • Fresh Lavender
  • 3 Chai Tea Bags
  • Vanilla Almond Milk

Directions:

Step 1:

Freeze fresh lavender in ice cubes.

Step 2:

Make a large pot of chai tea and steeped until tea is quite strong. Place the tea in the fridge in a large pitcher and allow to cool completely.

Step 3: 

Pour tea into large chilled glasses and add a splash of vanilla almond milk. Top with ice cubes and serve immediately. I garnished mine with a sprig of lavender for the photos but this is totally optional.

2: Rustic Lavender Vanilla Candles

What You Need:

  • 4 Pounds Soy Candle Wax
  • A Medium Sized Cooking Pot
  • Stirring Utensil
  • Various Glass Mason Jars
  • 1 Vial Of Lavender Essence
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Fresh Lavender
  • Dried Lavender
  • Wooden Candle Wicks

Directions:

Step 1: Place your wooden wicks inside your empty glass jars. The wicks should come with small metal pieces to attach to the bottom to help them stand up. If not, you can place chopsticks on either side to help keep them up.

Step 2: Place large sprigs of fresh lavender against the insides of the jars. 

Step 3. Melt wax in cooking pot until completely liquid. Add your scents. I used an entire vial of lavender essence from Michael's Craft Stores in mine. I added 1 teaspoon of Vanilla. Stir. Remove from heat before it starts boiling.

Step 4: Carefully pour the wax into your jars.

Step 5: As the wax starts to solidify, sprinkle the dried lavender on top.