a busy domestic blog of knitting, sewing and all kinds of needlecrafts, cooking my garden produce and preserving it

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Creative twigs

Following a tree-pruning session last week, I decided to try making something useful from all the off-cuts. 

Most ended up trimmed for pea and bean sticks but the smaller, more pliable ones I've twisted into wreath-shapes. I now have them hanging to dry and if they don't distort totally I hope to decorate them for Christmas.


  1. oh my gosh I do this as well, they are lovely, I like them just as they are as well.I hung them in all the windows that faced the lake , to keep the birds from flying into our windows, thanks for sharing this!

    1. What a good idea, Laurie! I hadn't thought of using them for that - nicer than the stick-on bird silhouettes that most people use. I'm thinking of making more of these as my dad has a huge weeping willow that needs drastic pruning so there should be lots of pieces to experiment with.