How to make a willow pig?
How to make a willow pig? Making a willow pig can be a fun and creative project. Here's a basic guide on how to make one:
Materials needed:
  1. Willow branches or willow twigs (freshly cut ones work best)
  2. Pruning shears or secateurs
  3. Twine or thin wire
  4. Optional: additional decorations such as googly eyes, felt, or paint


  1. Gather Willow Branches: Start by gathering willow branches or twigs. Choose branches that are flexible and easy to bend. Freshly cut branches are ideal because they are more pliable.

  2. Prepare the Body: Choose a larger, thicker branch to serve as the body of the pig. This branch will determine the size of your pig. Trim it to the desired length, leaving extra length for the legs.

  3. Form the Legs: Take four smaller branches and trim them to equal lengths for the legs. These branches should be thinner and more flexible than the body branch. Attach them to the underside of the body branch using twine or wire. Leave enough space between the legs for the body to rest comfortably.

  4. Shape the Head: Choose a smaller, thinner branch for the head of the pig. Trim it to the desired size and attach it to the front of the body branch using twine or wire. Leave a little extra length at the front for the pig's snout.

  5. Create the Ears: Take two smaller willow branches and shape them into ear-like structures. Attach them to the top of the pig's head using twine or wire.

  6. Add Details: Use additional willow branches or twigs to create the tail and any other desired features. You can also get creative with other materials like felt, paint, or googly eyes to add personality to your pig.

  7. Secure and Adjust: Once you're satisfied with the overall shape and look of your willow pig, make sure all the branches are securely attached. Adjust any limbs or features as needed to achieve the desired appearance.

  8. Let it Dry: If you used freshly cut willow branches, allow your willow pig to dry completely in a cool, dry place. This will help the branches set in their shape.

Once your willow pig is complete and dried, you can display it in your garden or indoor space as a charming decorative piece. Remember to periodically check and make any necessary repairs to ensure its longevity.