It is always best to use fresh curly willow
Cut your willow into several pieces. One branch can make several armatures.
Use green stem wrap and wrap a 28 gage wire
Bend a branch of the willow into a figure 8
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
Cut off the excess wire
Now place the armiture on top of your vase
Bend a branch like a hair pin
This will help keep the armiture in place
You can add greenery before or after or omit it altogether
Pick your favorite flowers
Wired French ribbon is fun to Add