As Autumn is now with us and the leaves are falling leaving bare twigs consider collecting these

then try to twist them together to form wreath type shapes, or heart shapes.  These can then be

used to decorate at Christmas or other times with either fresh or dried flowers and leaves.

twig heart shape  twig spheres


Try rolling and entwining the twigs into spheres to be decorated and hung up.  Nests can also be

made and used as "containers" for your arrangements.


Long trailing branches like "old man's neard" from the hedgerows are great for forming these shapes

as they tend to have long trailing pieces.


Shapes can be formed with chicken wire as a basic shape and then roughly covered with twigs, bark,

moss etc.