Manipulated Spring Branches

Create your own wreaths with Spring branches

Time: 4 minutes | Season: Spring | Approx. Wholesale Cost: £10-20

Younger branches are much more flexible and malleable than older, more rigid branches. Spring brings a great opportunity to create your own structures, such as wreaths for floral designs later in the month or in the year. You can use foraged branches from your gardens or purchase branches such as Pussy Willow or Golden Curls from your local or online wholesalers.

In the demonstration, our tutor illustrates the simple technique in manipulating and bending branches to create a wreath. Alternative types of wood include cedar, dogwood, birch and of course, willow. Avoid trees that release sap from the branches such as pine, spruce and fir.

To recreate the design, you will need the following:

QuantityPlant Materials
1Pair of Secateurs or Pruners
Your choice of Branches (i.e. Salix Golden Curls or Pussy Willow)
1 Roll of Twine (biodegradable)
1 Pair of gloves

Have you used this method of bending and manipulation of branches and other materials before? Share with other members in the group in the comments section below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask here and/or in the Facebook Community Group.

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