Hello friends and welcome! I've just had a go making a spring like weeping willow tree and hope you find these tips helpful in case you'd like to have a go too!
Here's what you need; *sturdy branch cut to about 9-10" long *wire *florist tape in brown *strips of green and white fabric for the leaves and blossoms *wooden base with hole - you need to drill a hole the diameter of the branch *glue *brown paint for the base *wire cutters
I started by cutting out leaves and blossoms and then I cut 10 lengths of the wire which were about 12" long - they need to be a bit longer than the branch in order to twist the wire around the branch to hold them in place.
Next I cut several lengths of the florist tape and began with a white 'bud' of fabric. I wrapped the tape around the fabric - it helps that the tape is quite sticky, so all you need to do is press it around the fabric very firmly and keep wrapping it around the wire as you work your way up the wire, adding leaves of green fabric as you go.
This is what a finished branch looked like~ This is repeated for each branch. T Then twist the wire of each branch around the top of the branch and cover in the florist's tape. Wrap the remainder of the branch in tape. Glue it into the painted base and finish with some moss around it. I hope yours turns out well - I'm looking at these pics and think they look like a dead plant! I'm good at killing plants! Not very green fingered at all!