CURLY WILLOW CUTTINGS

Willow branches are extremely flexible for wreath making and weaving. The golden color and smooth texture compliments the evergreens of winter. Most willows retain good shape and light color but they often become brittle when dry.  For that reason, I cut only the amount needed for a single project and plan to work it up within a week or so. 


GATHERING TIPS

All willow shrubs and trees are flexible and suitable for wreath making and crafting.

If willow becomes brittle before using, try soaking in water or putting outside in the rain.

Wispy small branches are the most flexible for bending and shaping.

Remove leaves before weaving.



I'm planning to make an arrangement for the door with these branches. Stay tuned and watch for my design in the Home Decor Journal.
Gathering for natural decorating supplies,


Sally