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How to make a european willow armature for pave floral

Create a beautiful pave floral design using a willow armature for support of your flowers.

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It is always best to use fresh curly willow

It is always best to use fresh curly willow

Cut your willow into several pieces. One branch can make several armatures.

Cut your willow into several pieces. One branch can make several armatures.

Use green stem wrap and wrap a 28 gage wire

Use green stem wrap and wrap a 28 gage wire

Bend a branch of the willow into a figure 8

Bend a branch of the willow into a figure 8

Keep adding willow , holding  the center with your thumb.

Keep adding willow , holding the center with your thumb.

Loop the  tape covered wire through your fingers and around willow and  Tighten the wire around the willow

Loop the tape covered wire through your fingers and around willow and Tighten the wire around the willow

Cut off the excess wire

Cut off the excess wire

Now  place the armiture  on top of your  vase

Now place the armiture on top of your vase

Bend a branch like a hair pin

Bend a branch like a hair pin

This will help keep the armiture in place

This will help keep the armiture in place

You can add greenery  before or after or omit it  altogether

You can add greenery before or after or omit it altogether

Pick your favorite flowers

Pick your favorite flowers

Wired French ribbon is fun to Add

Wired French ribbon is fun to Add

  • Tape covered wire
  • Curly willow
  • And your creativity