Recipe – “Lavender Cones”

 
“Lavender Cones”
“The Illustrated Herbal Encyclopedia” by Brenda Little
 
“An arrangement of lavender makes a pretty, scented decorative feature”.
 
Materials:
 
A large, well-opened pine cone
Short stalks of lavender flowers
A small cork
Varnish
Glue
 
*    Varnish the cone, and when dry glue it to the cork to make a base.
*    Dip the ends of the lavender stalks into the glue and push into the spaces of the opened cones.  Pack the stalks in tightly and evenly.
*    When you are satisfied with the shape add a few drops of essential oil of lavender to increase the fragrance.
        — Instead of using the cork base you could attach ribbon to the cone and hang it by a loop in a warm room for the fragrance to be released and circulate.
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