My Creative Workbook

Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Weaving a twig wreath

Start your twig wreath by making a loop

Start to weave your wreath by bending the twig into a loop. Hook both sides to secure. Add the next twig by hooking it into the loop.

Gently bend the twig and guide it around the loop

Gently bend the twig and guide it in and around the loop. Tuck the end into the loop to secure

Add another twig by hooking it into the wreath

Add another twig and gently bend around the woven twigs. As you weave the wreath it becomes more secure.

Let the natural curve in the twigs guide you to show how to bend each twig

Let the natural curves in the twigs guide the direction of the weave.

Basic wreath shape made out of willow twigs

Build up the twig wreath to have a secure and strong wreath. This is a great basic wreath design and ready to decorate

Continue weaving in willow twigs and wire to complete the wreath

For my design I wanted the wreath to look wind blown so I added a few loosely woven twigs into the weave. I also wanted to emphasize the autumn colours so I added a twirling copper wire into the weave

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Tutorials

27 November 2012 Winter Woodland Chandelier

Wrap vines and twigs around a wire frame to create a decorative woodland chandelier

11 February 2015 Stripping foliage from weaving stems

Remove foliage from stems to weave with

Favourite Flowers

Salix matsudana "Tortuosa"

Curly Willow, Chinese Willow, Tortured Willow, Globe Willow, Dragon's Claw, Hankow Willow

Related Designs

1 November 2011 On The Street Where You Live

A floral design snapshot of what it looks like when walking down the streets of Vancouver this week.

20 January 2011 The last Vine Wreath

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10 April 2011 Feeling Funky

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30 March 2011 Garden Wreath Workshop and Demonstration

Contemporary Wreath Design demonstration as part of the Durbanville Garden Club's annual Garden Festival, Western Cape, South Africa

11 April 2011 Veiled Sunshine:50th Anniversary of the South African Orchid Society at the Cape Town Convention Centre.

Bright and sunny cymbidium orchids and roses, lilies, lisianthus and pincushions

5 June 2012 Flower Girl’s Butterfly Net and Ring Bearer Bug Box

Two fairy tale design details that will capture the imagination of even the youngest members of your wedding party. A tiny bug box to carry your rings in for the ring bearer and...

4 April 2011 Floral Trends Design Group Opening Demonstration: 2010

A look at the Old and New of Floral art

6 November 2013 This is the Fragrance of November

Weave a wreath to thread a dome for an Autumn leaf design

4 December 2013 Red, Redder, Reddest!

My article and flower girl net basket design featured in the Red!issue of <strong>DIY Weddings Magazine</strong>

8 October 2014 Pluviophile

Float grass snippets in water

11 February 2015 Love Spell

Weave willow to create a heart shaped wand design

8 July 2015 How To Catch A Dream

Take inspiration from a traditional Dream-catcher design to create a floral armature

26 August 2015 Bent

Weave a wreath from sweetpea stems and tendrils

30 September 2015 So

A willow sphere to display your first Autumn treasures.

21 October 2015 Watch the leaves turn

Roll autumn leaves to create a wreath

18 November 2015 Autumn is a mosaic of them all

Easy to assemble fall leaf and tissue paper gift bag

16 March 2016 Creative Expectations

My article and a floral parasol design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

4 May 2016 Ring-a-round

Open a vine wreath to create a spiral twig armature around a glass container

3 August 2016 Practice

Weave a willow bird nest

17 August 2016 Strangeness

Weave a wreath to display air plants on

7 September 2016 You are all invited!

My article and Willow Crown design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine

19 October 2016 There are Octobers

Autumn wreath

16 November 2016 All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate): Snipped into Sections

This was the second design I did in my "All things Autumn (by which I mean all things chocolate)" floral art demonstration

8 March 2017 Piece of the forest

Standing roses upright in a shallow container

29 March 2017 A Twirl

Suspend a wire chandelier design to twirl

11 April 2017 Well… we did it again!

Blossoms and chocolates for Easter

24 May 2017 Link

weave a few wreaths to link

27 September 2017 As tendrils tend to do

Curl a wreath with tendrils to create a twig-pumpkin

4 October 2017 Whipped up in the autumn breeze

Give a loosely woven wreath legs to stand on to hover lightly around a pumpkin

7 February 2018 Up around the bend

Bend Equisetum into curves to wire into an open wreath shape

14 March 2018 Old, new trends

My article and willow birdcage design for wedding rings featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.

21 March 2018 Bring some Spring

Just like the weather is only hinting at spring, so is this design only hinting at being a basket

18 April 2018 Swing Vine

Weave a delicate vine swing to nestle a small vase with spring flowers in

5 September 2018 Wreath Vine Season!

Weave tiny wreaths on the stems of Wisteria vines

12 September 2018 Hole-ding it’s breath

Craft an almost Autumn armature from dried sweet pea vines

9 January 2019 Magical Craftsmanship

My article and winter white Tulle bridal basket design featured in DIY Weddings Magazine.