Willow stars, wands and hearts are easy shapes to make, and willow is easy to find and can be used straight off the bush in winter.
A willow star can take five minutes to do, and once you’ve got confident to bend willow to whatever shape you like you can create larger shapes like chrstmas trees, angels, wreaths or reindeers!
Willow is easy to identify and grows along rivers everywhere in the UK, but other flexible twigs from a garden can be used like Dogwood stems.
Check out Freya’s video on how to make a willow star below:
I’ve included some more short films and links to resources for other simple willow shapes, but once you’ve started you’ll soon find your own way to make almost anything!