Sticks and Twigs as Christmas Trees

Using sticks for your Christmas Tree can be an exciting and unusual way to show off your decorating talents. Use your imagination this Christmas and consider using Curly Willow as your Christmas tree. This is no Charlie Brown tree, it is an artistic statement!  All you need is bunches of curly willow, lights, ornaments and a vessel. You could fill the top of the urn with pinecones or glass balls instead of greens, use fairy lights at the base or on the branches, hang feathered birds, bows or handmade ornaments. The options are as endless as your imagination. If you would like something taller than 3-4' let us know, we can cut 5' curly willow to order. 

We used an urn from the garden, glass balls, green curly willow and cedar for this tree.

We used an urn from the garden, glass balls, green curly willow and cedar for this tree.

This tree was made with many small cedars trees that we thinned from the bush. Since cedar grows in clumps we don't harm the bush by thinning, in fact we help the trees left behind. A cedar tree brings a wonderful smell to your home and the lacy foliage is a nice change to the needles of pine or spruce. Another bonus is you don't get needles all over the house! We wired the small cedars together to form a tree shape and placed them in a large metal bucket of water, then took curly willow branches and inserted them horizontally into the cedars to create this 'wild' effect!