Devin and I went to Wyoming last week to visit our family. On the drive out there, we passed some beautiful red willow branches on the road. Naturally, I made Devin pull over so we could go out and clip some.
This particular willow grows in the Western States. They are the most red in the spring. You can also purchase them at most craft stores.
Willow bushes (frequently found by river beds)
Go out and find some red willow bushes. When you are cutting your branches, you want to cut the new growth, that is where it is the most vibrant red. Look for long, singular branches when possible.
Bring home and arrange in a vase or create a spiral hand tied arrangement like mine and set on your mantel or vignette. I decided to try making a video to explain how to make a spiral hand tied arrangement:
If you did your spiral right, it should look like this and will be free standing:
Good luck making your own spring arrangement!
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