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P. Allen Smith | How to Make Lavender Firestarters | PBS

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Program: P. Allen Smith's Garden Home

A great way to use dried lavender stems is to make lavender bundles to help get winter fires started and sweeten the air. All you need is several dried lavender stems, raffia, gift wrapping tissue paper cut into strips, and a paper clip. Start by gathering the lavender stems in a bundle. Then, wrap a tissue strip around the middle of the bundle. Use a paper clip to temporarily hold the strip in place. Next, wind raffia around the tissue strip and tie to secure and remove the paper clip. When you're ready to start a fire, place the lavender bundle between the logs in your fireplace. Before you know it, you'll have a nice warm fire and the sweet small of lavender filling the air!

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Post Date: December 28, 2011