- 1 How do you make a willow circle?
- 2 How long will a willow wreath last?
- 3 How do you weave a willow ring?
- 4 How do you make Willow Angels?
- 5 Can you bend Willow?
- 6 What can I use as a base for a wreath?
- 7 Can you put ivy in a wreath?
- 8 How do you shape willow branches?
- 9 What do you need to decorate a wreath?
- 10 How do you make a foraging wreath?
How do you make a willow circle?
Willow Wreath Tutorial:
- Use thin and long willow stems for your wreath.
- Start with 3 long stems and twist or braid them together loosely.
- Bend your stems to form a circle and cross over the ends.
- Once your stems form a rough circle, hold them together with one hand, and intertwine the ends with your other hand.
How long will a willow wreath last?
Wreaths positioned outdoors will last four or five weeks, so preparations can begin in late November.
How do you weave a willow ring?
How to Weave a Willow Ring (DIY Willow Toys)
- Step 1: Find some Willow. You can buy dry willow for weaving – the stuff that’s used in basket making.
- Step 2: Prepare Your Willow.
- Step 3: Tie a Knot.
- Step 4: Weave the Ends In.
- Step 5: Add Your Next Piece.
- Step 6: Add Lots more pieces.
How do you make Willow Angels?
How to make your angel
- Place 4 thick willow stems of the same length on a table.
- Take one of the slim weavers, bend in half or about 4” (100cms) from the butt end (the thick end).
- Bend back to the left and weave away, leaving the ends on the underside.
Can you bend Willow?
The art of soaking willow is a rewarding skill to learn. Under-soaked willow will have wrinkled bark, kink easily and crack when you bend it. If your willow is over-soaked the bark will be soft and damage easily.
What can I use as a base for a wreath?
Styrofoam Forms are great for any wreath you want to cover that will not hold weight on it’s own. It can be covered with fabric, yarn, and any other material. Using glue is a great way to connect items. Styrofoam is a good option for any wreaths you want to have strong base and the classic round shape.
Can you put ivy in a wreath?
Sort your ivy by size – long large stems through to short and small ‘filler’ stems. Continue round, adding more stems, positioned to fill any gaps or add more weight to the wreath.
How do you shape willow branches?
Here are the steps in shaping a willow tree:
- Remove any damaged or broken branches.
- Choose a tall, upright stem at the top of the tree as a central leader, and remove competing stems.
- Remove branches that grow up instead of out.
- Remove crowded branches.
What do you need to decorate a wreath?
You might need:
- A plain wreath (real or artificial) – we ‘ve used the artificial.
- String lights – we recommend using battery-operated string lights with a maximum of 30 bulbs as they don’t have trailing cables that can pose a trip hazard.
- An assortment of Christmas decorations such as baubles, beads, and bows.
How do you make a foraging wreath?
How to make your Foraged Christmas Wreath
- Step 1: Make the hoop. Take your piece of hazel or willow and bend it in the way it naturally wants to go by following any natural curve.
- Step 2: Add Evergreen.
- Step 3: Add other large foliage such as Holly and Ivy.
- Step 4: Add berries/cones/seed heads.