With wands of lavender in the nightgown drawer and upon the sheet shelf, we have the smell of summer in winter. Making lavender wands or bottles is a way to preserve the clean smell of lavender.
It's not hard to do and doesn't require great dexterity. By weaving the ribbons among the lavender stalks, the fragrant buds are enclosed -- thus their fragrance is preserved.
They make great gifts, too, either tied along with a box on a Christmas gift for a gardening friend as an "extra" or several in a box as THE gift.