Things to Do With Corkscrew Willow Branches

Written by angelique de la morreaux
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When looking for an unusual twist for your home decor or centrepiece, use a corkscrew willow branch. Corkscrew willow branches may be found in local craft stores or at your florist. These slender branches with their curly tops that resemble a corkscrew can bring movement into a room design while lending an air of whimsy.

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Centrepiece

A corkscrew willow branch may be part of a table centrepiece. Not only does the branch bring instant drama due to its shape, but it also gives height to an arrangement. An asymmetrical flower arrangement, one that is higher on one side then decreases in height toward the other side, benefits from the height of some tall corkscrew branches while a floral and balloon tablescape can use the corkscrew willows as an attachment for ribbon balloons. Or stick a few into a tall dome arrangement for visual interest.

Home Decor

Dress up a neglected corner in your living room. You can place a large urn in the corner of your room, and group several large, natural-coloured corkscrew willow branches inside to create instant drama. Or you could vary the sizes of the branches and create an effect similar to a floral arrangement with the large branches leaning against the wall and the smaller ones near the rim of the vase. Painting the branches to match your decor ensures a cohesive design appearance between the arrangement and the room.

Holiday Decoration

Use a corkscrew willow branch in your holiday decorating. The branch is versatile enough to work for most holiday occasions. For example, you can spray paint the corkscrew branch a metallic silver and place it around the home for a festive New Year's Eve gala, or paint it a pastel yellow and use it as an Easter tree to hold plastic ribbon Easter eggs. For Christmas, you can wrap twinkle lights around it or make it a candy cane with red and white ribbon.

Art

The sculptural shape of the corkscrew willow branch allows it to be used as a piece of natural art in your home. Showcase the shape by giving it a place of prominence in the room to take advantage of the sculptural quality. One way to do this is to group several branches together and uplighter them for a dramatic wall effect at night, or place them next to a bare or muted window treatment to showcase their shape.

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