Peculiar curly willow branches add a creepy overgrown feel to Halloween displays. Branches can be woven and bent when fresh and pliable and will keep their form after drying. We used 6 branches purchased from a local nursery and formed them around our fireplace column as if they’d been growing unruly for years.
Take a look at the base of your branches. You’ll want them to appear like they grew from the same starting point.
Down below, a black crow (available at Michaels) perched on birch logs invites forgotten souls to join in the spirit of things!
Common sense caution: Don’t sculpt branches out of your fireplace if you plan on burning a fire…let your imagination show you where that might lead!