Lily of the Valley Crafts

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Lily of the Valley Crafts
Add Lily of the Valley scented oil to homemade candles. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

A herald of warm weather, Lily of the Valley pops up in the late spring each year in many areas of the United States. A perennial, the flower has delicate white bell-shaped blooms and deep green foliage. The flower thrives in shady areas of your yard and spreads to create a ground cover. Bring the beauty and aroma of the flower into your home by making Lily of the Valley crafts.

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Candles

Create Lily of the Valley candles by adding fragrance and dye to basic candle wax. Melt the wax on the stove in a double boiler. Slowly add dye to the wax and stir to combine; drop some of the mixture onto white paper to check the colour. Pour in Lily of the Valley scented oil and stir. Set wicks into the bottom of candle moulds or muffin tins and then pour in the wax mixture. Cool the wax completely before removing the candles from the mould.

Crocheted Bouquet

Add a touch of spring to your home any time of year by making an arrangement of crocheted Lily of the Valley flowers. Download a pattern from the Internet. Crochet three white blooms, a dark green stem and one dark green leaf for each flower. Sew a crocheted bloom to the top and each side of the stem. Sew the leaf to the stem just below the blooms. Create six flowers in this manner. Arrange all six crocheted flowers in a clear glass vase.

Stationery

Design custom stationery, including note cards and envelops, using Lily of the Valley rubber stamps. Press your stamp into an ink pad and transfer the image to the front of note cards or the top inch or two of writing paper. Stamp the upper left-hand corner of envelopes above the return address or transfer the image to the back of the envelope over the seal. Use black stamp ink to lend a formal feel to your correspondence or pick a coloured ink and make the stationery more vibrant.

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