Lavender wands can only be made while the lavender flowers are still on the stems and the stems can be bent without breaking so the flowers fill the end of the finished wand. Too soon and the flowers will not dry properly, too late and the stems break instead of bend. Occasionally roll the woven end gently between your hands to refresh the release of the wonderful scent of the flowers inside. The wand itself will last for many years, I have even seen a photo of a 40 year old wand with the caption that it still held the aroma of lavender. Each small sized wand is 8 inches in length. A beautiful addition to any of your gift baskets. Place in a sunny window, on your desk, in your tote, even the dashboard of your vehicle to fill your space with this wonderful scent.